Maptek has previewed the new I-Site 8820 long range laser scanner at the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors conference.
The I-Site 8820 laser scanner is a modular system that can be configured to match site survey requirements, with all controls built-in, and is light enough to be carried single-handed.
According to Maptek other new features of the model include a 20 per cent increase in range, twice the data acquisition speed, and a 25 per cent improvement in range accuracy.
"Our new modular approach acknowledges that customers have different survey needs," Athy Kalatzis, Maptek manager Laser Imaging Solutions, said.
"Standard features include on-board controls, inbuilt compass and GPS, we also provide flexibility for configuring to specific applications," Kalatzis said.
The modular laser scanner also features a wireless rugged tablet PC for operators to define scan parameters, resolution, and scan rate, as well as set up and define naming using conventional survey standards.
Multiple scans be queued for greater efficiency "which is a real advantage for geotechnical applications," Maptek said.
All data is recorded on the controller where it is available for preview and validation, allowing for gaps in the data to be noticed and quickly rectified.
The scanners are set to hit the market next month.