On Jan. 27, it was announced that RIEGL won the Geospatial Excellence Award for the RIEGL VMX-2HA mobile LiDAR mapping and imaging platform in the Technology Innovation category at the 2019 MAPPS Winter Conference.

The MAPPS awards competition recognizes the professionalism, value, integrity, and achievement that member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year.

“We all at RIEGL are honored to receive a MAPPS Technology Excellence award for our continued innovations in the LiDAR industry. Being recognized for our high-end mobile LiDAR mapping and imaging system, the VMX-2HA, is a great honor to receive from an important organization such as MAPPS. We would like to thank MAPPS for their long-term contribution to the industry and for bestowing this award to us,” says Johannes Riegl Jr., president of RIEGL USA.

The RIEGL VMX-2HA is a high speed, high performance dual scanner mobile mapping and imaging system that provides dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With 2 million measurements and 500 scan lines per second, this turnkey solution is ideally suited for survey-grade mobile mapping applications.

With the needs of businesses and the market changing constantly, LiDAR sensors and systems must be adaptable and flexible to change with the times to give businesses a competitive edge. The VMX-2HA provides this with both its hardware and software. The system’s ability to upgrade cameras as optimized versions release and the ability to update software as improvements continue to come out give the end user the ultimate system that grows and changes with their requirements.

RIEGL is an international provider of technologies in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions. RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for almost 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths. Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria, main offices in the U.S., Japan, and China, and by a worldwide network of representatives covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information, visit www.riegl.com.