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RIEGL Highlighting VMX-250 Technology at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum

March 4, 2010

DENVER -- RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems is highlighting its new VMX-250 technology at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.  

The VMX-250 System consists of two RIEGL VQ-250 "Full Circle" Laser Scanners, which combined can achieve 600,000 measurements per second, enabling an extremely fast, efficient and highly accurate 3D mapping of highways, streets, railroads, and the like. The system configuration further comprises the latest, modular IMU/GPS unit.  

According to Jim Van Rens, president of Riegl USA, the technology is the first all-digital scanner on the market. "The integrated data acquisition, calibration, and processing and georeferencing software combined with the completeness of information provided by the system offers substantial time savings in post processing," Van Rens said, indicating that a 1:1 field/office time ratio is achievable.  

The revolutionary RIEGL technologies "Echo Signal Digitization" and "Online Waveform Analysis" result in excellent multi-target detection, even of 3D data of objects which are obscured by physical entities in the foreground (fences, vegetation, etc.). This opens new capabilities for the processing and transformation of the measured data into a 3-dimensional computer model.  

"Effort for installation and starting up the VMX-250 is limited to a minimum. The compact and light design of the measuring unit allows it to be mounted onto any commercial car roof carrier, it is connected to the control unit (located inside the car) with a single cable, and can easily be operated via touchscreen" said Nikolaus Studnicka, RIEGL’s International Sales Manager.  

The RIEGL VMX-250 proves itself through its unrivaled compact design and handiness, its user-friendly workflow, and its seamless integration of the INS data. The digital interfaces of the VMX-250 System are prepared also for integration of a customer specified camera system.  

The installed IMU sensor with its minimum export restrictions allows the RIEGL VMX-250 system to be delivered and operated practically worldwide.  

For more information, visit www.riegl.com.