US, September 16, 2014: Trimble and Neptec Technologies have announced a distribution and technology development agreement in the mining sector.
Under the agreement, Trimble will distribute Neptec's obscurant-penetrating laser scanners (OPAL) and 3D real-time intelligence (3DRi) software.
Trimble also aims to integrate data from Neptec's scanners and software with Trimble's geospatial and enterprise-level mine information solutions for the mining industry.
Nathan Pugh, business area director of Trimble's Mining Division said, “The unique ability of Neptec's OPAL 3D LiDAR to capture a real-time 3D view of a harsh and dynamic mine environment, and then extract actionable information without the need for extensive manual post-processing of the data, enables many new geospatial data-driven applications in functional areas such as drill and blast, haulage and materials processing for mining.”
Mike Sekerka, CEO of Neptec Technologies remarked, “Interest in our technology and products by industry leaders like Trimble is a tremendous validation of our commercialization strategy.
OPAL and 3DRi are a first step in our broader strategy to adapt over 20 years of technology innovation for clients such as NASA and the Canadian Space Agency for commercial use on Earth.”
Neptec's 3DRi and OPAL technologies can be used for real-time sensing, recognition of features and assets and high-resolution data capture.