The products include Hovermap ST-X, a new Hovermap variant with improved accuracy and a 300m sensing range, a long-range radio add-on which further increases the communication range with Hovermap by up to 20 times, and Emesent’s Aura platform which offers an integrated SLAM processing and point cloud visualization environment for Hovermap users.
“We’re excited to launch these products which together will allow our customers to capture dense, accurate 3D data in large, complex areas in less time, and view the results in exquisite detail to derive new insights,” said Dr Stefan Hrabar, CEO and co-founder of Emesent.
Extending the Reach of Autonomous Lidar Scanning
Hovermap ST-X is the newest edition of Emesent’s award-winning Hovermap autonomy and mapping device. It incorporates the latest in Lidar sensing technology to offer high-density point clouds with increased coverage and improved accuracy. Featuring a sensing range of 300m, triple returns and more than a million points per second, it captures detailed, accurate data over a greater area in less time. Customers scanning large areas for mining, construction and forestry will benefit from these features, providing faster time to insight.
The improved Lidar sensor accuracy, award-winning Wildcat SLAM algorithm and optional automated ground control points deliver results with sub-centimetre accuracy. The increased accuracy and density also benefit close-range indoor scans of buildings, industrial plants and other assets for floor plans and scan-to-BIM applications.
As with previous variants, Hovermap ST-X provides advanced drone autonomy to scan inaccessible GPS-denied areas or can be used for handheld, backpack or vehicle-mounted scans. The weather-sealed IP65-rated design also allows it to be used in wet or dusty conditions. “Hovermap ST-X is sure to be a valuable tool for geospatial and asset inspection professionals,” said Andre Broodryk, vice president of product at Emesent. “It provides them with a versatile scanning solution for capturing large outdoor areas or complex indoor spaces.”