Introducing Polaris — Next-Generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Written by Teledyne Optech   
Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Teledyne Optech to showcase its newest and most advanced TLS 

March 22, 2017Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce the release of its Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner at the SPAR 3D Conference and Expo, April 3-5, in Houston, Texas. This versatile, productive and user-friendly scanner will be on display in booth #400 along with the Optech Maverick, Eclipse, and award-winning Galaxy. 

Bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor scanners, the Polaris can survey targets up to 1600 m away in long-range mode or collect up to 500,000 measurements per second in short-range mode. Its 360°×120° field of view (FOV) captures indoor panoramas from a single site, while its rugged design, light weight, and swappable batteries let it travel deep into the field.

The Polaris automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site — even untrained operators can execute a survey. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven GUI on its touchscreen. Visitors to SPAR 3D will be able to see the Polaris’ streamlined user interface in action.

In other exciting news, the Galaxy airborne lidar just won the MAPPS Grand Award for Innovation, and Teledyne Optech staff will be on hand to explain the SwathTRAK™ technology that earned it the prize. By dynamically adjusting the Galaxy’s scanner FOV in response to changes in the ground’s elevation, SwathTRAK keeps the swath width and point density on the ground consistent, even in hilly terrain. This technology saves clients time and money by reducing the number of flightlines required and ensuring homogeneous point density. 

Finally, visitors to the Teledyne Optech booth can also get hands-on time with the Maverick, our first backpack-mountable mobile mapping system, or see the autonomous Eclipse airborne data collection system and learn how a pilot can operate it alone, saving the cost of a dedicated operator. 

Find out more at www.teledyneoptech.com.

About Teledyne Optech
Teledyne Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech supports its clients with an around-the-clock team, on-site service, and regular efficiency enhancements to the workflow of its integrated systems. Accuracy and productivity matter!