We are pleased to announce we are now the UK distributor of Paracosm’s PX-80 scanner.
The PX-80 scanner is an innovative SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping) based 3D mapping solution that incorporates LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), colour imagery, and the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) data to collect survey-quality point clouds quickly and accurately for a wide range of applications. PX-80 is compact, completely mobile, and capable of full 6-DoF (Degrees of Freedom) positional tracking. Mobile LiDAR scanning offers many advantages over aerial and conventional ground surveys, namely its flexibility, simplified workflow, and rapid data collection. This non-invasive survey method may be used day or night, indoor, outdoor, with an efficient acquisition rate of 300,000 points per second.
Our Head of Digital Transformation Gary Ross commented “By releasing this innovation to our peers, we are able to move the industry forward in big steps, towards a better future for generations to come, and in doing so, operate our own business more efficiently, safely and at the cutting edge.”
Paracosm are experts in 3D mapping. Since 2012, the team has developed SLAM technologies to deliver cutting-edge mobile 3D scanning solutions. In 2016, they built PX-80 to capture large spaces with incredible speed and this latest version is pushing those boundaries even further.
A typical tripod mounted laser scanner takes at least two highly skilled people, multiple scan activities,targets and locations and because of that a lot of time. Add to that the cost of the scanners themselves, and the specialist skills needed, and the impact on a project really starts to mount up.
With the PX-80, you are able to capture a huge amount of data, with easy to use, single person operation, in live environments. Our case studies have shown that we are able to do this 8x faster and 10x cheaper than more conventional scanning.
This shift in time and cost is revolutionising how we think about 3D scanning – moving from a one off scan, to multiple scans performed by anybody, to capture reality every day, and therefore manage, track and report on our projects better.
Of course the scanner can also be used to capture greenfield conditions, brownfield sites, progress records and final as-built records – but that’s just the start.
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