Teledyne Optech's October 2016 Newsletter!

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Teledyne Optech has had a lot of exciting news to share in the third quarter of 2016. At INTERGEO 2016 we announced the release of the Polaris and Maverick and the arrival of major enhancements to the Galaxy and Lynx. New applications abound, with Teledyne Optech clients using our technology for projects everywhere from the Alps to the Pacific Ocean to outer space.

Into Space with OSIRIS-REx

We’re heading to space (again)! The OSIRIS-REx mission blasted off on September 8th with a Teledyne Optech-designed laser altimeter that will survey the asteroid Bennu in high detail.

Image courtesy MDA

Surveying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with CZMIL

As part of The Ocean Cleanup project, the Optech CZMIL lidar bathymeter has surveyed part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to detect and measure debris tens of meters below the surface.

Image courtesy The Ocean Cleanup project

New Polaris Offers Incredible Price-to-Performance Ratio

A long-range system with a short-range price tag, the new Optech Polaris terrestrial laser scanner enhances accuracy and speed while simplifying field operations.

New Maverick Enables Versatile Asset Mapping

The new Optech Maverick mobile mapping system fits a lidar, camera and INS into a 9-kg package that fits on a backpack or a Segway, dramatically raising the bar for size, portability and versatility.

New Lynx HS-600 Doubles Scanner Rate for High-Speed Surveys

The new Optech Lynx HS-600 mobile mapper makes twice as many scan lines/second as its closest competitor, letting surveyors achieve uniform point distribution at highway speeds.

Galaxy Scanner Enhanced for Improved Coverage Rate

A major scanner upgrade has given a 30% boost to the class-leading coverage rate of the Optech Galaxy airborne laser terrain mapper, letting it cover large areas for far less money than competing systems.

Merrick and Company Review Galaxy Performance

Matt Bethel of Merrick and Company has published his experiences with the Optech Galaxy, showing that can meet USGS QL2-QL0 and improve efficiency by 75% over older sensors.

Detecting Danger on the Matterhorn with ILRIS

In a recent article, Dr. Andrea Tamburini of IMAGEO Srl described how the Optech ILRIS TLS let him survey the Matterhorn from long range to identify weak points on the rock face.

Image courtesy IMAGEO Srl

CZMIL Assists Expansion of Panama Canal

As part of the Panama Canal Expansion Project, IIC Technologies used the Optech CZMIL to survey over 850 square kilometers of Gatun Lake to quantify its volume and shoreline.

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