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Carlson Software introduces laser scanner for surveying and mining

Press Release 14 Jan 2020 - 16:55 SAST

Carlson Software introduces laser scanner for surveying and mining

Press Release 14 Jan 2020 - 16:55 SAST

Information from Carlson Software

Carlson Software has released its Scan2K Laser Scanner, a solution for creating accurate 3D survey data up to a range of 2 000 metres (“2K”). Built for surveyors, the scanner features weather-proof housing, a sunlight-visible touch screen interface with menu-driven operations for collecting and georeferencing point cloud data. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, a compass, and an L1 GNSS receiver, the Scan2K can be deployed in many environments and orientations, including mobile operations. Carlson’s partner on the solution is Teledyne Optech, a leader in 3D survey systems. Carlson will be the exclusive global distributor of the OEM Scan2K solution.

Beyond its 2000 m range, the scanner also has short- and medium-range modes, as well as the capability to record over 500 000 points per second, all within the chosen scanning target window. Additionally, each laser pulse from the scanner records up to four returns, providing the capability to record the first return for a blocking object (such as a leaf) as well as the last return for an object behind it (such as a wall), and the versatility to exclude one or the other.

The scanner comes bundled with ATLAScan software for registering the point cloud, as well as Carlson Point Cloud Advanced for feature extraction into the company’s suite of CAD office products. The Scan2K also comes ready to be equipped with an additional external camera, an external GNSS receiver, or for mobile operation such as mounting on a vehicle or another moving platform.