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The Trimble Engineering and Construction division recently announced the appointment of John Ambrey as Western regional sales representative for their new 3D laser-scanning product. “Callidus is an exciting new product for the survey and civil engineering markets, explains Ron Newcomb division vice president, Americas’ sales region. Newcomb continues, "Callidus, which was founded in Germany in 1990, and Trimble, entered into an exclusive distribution agreement whereby Trimble, with its extensive sales and support network would be the exclusive distributor for North America."
John Ambrey brings nine years sales experience in the survey/civil engineering markets having most recently represented Trimble's GPS products. During that time, he was dedicated to selling and marketing survey-grade GPS solutions into the traditional survey market place.
The laser scanner's innovative technology allows detailed surveys of complex structures to be done in less time than traditional methods. The Callidus 3D laser scanner is a computerized three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning system with an integrated video camera. The servo-driven system uses a non-contact infrared laser pulse as well as angle and tilt sensors to make accurate 3D measurements of enclosed spaces such as rooms and tunnels. The laser scanner automatically rotates and collects coordinates of as-built conditions in significant detail, and creates precise models of the space.
Callidus 3D laser scanner applications include:
- Tunneling construction and maintenance
- Facility and industrial management
- Construction monitoring
- Maintenance and monitoring of bridges and highways
- Intricate building construction
Unlike other laser scanners on the market, the Callidus 3D laser scanner covers a full field of view, sweeping 360 degrees horizontally and from + 90 degrees to – 60 degrees vertically. The laser scanner is a class 1 laser, which makes it completely safe to use in public areas.
The 3D measurements are processed with the system’s rugged field computer and easy-to-use Callidus Extractor software. The software is compatible with Trimble’s Terramodel software.