Optech Incorporatedannounced a strategic partnership to provideApplied Imagery'sQT Modeler software with automated alignment functionalityas a standard tool in Optech's line of Intelligent Laser Ranging and Imaging Systems (ILRIS). This collaboration enables users to generate accurately aligned laser point clouds with minimal user input-at no additional cost to ILRIS customers. The versatility provided in producing automatically aligned point clouds greatly increases the portability of ILRIS data into third-party, three-dimensional processing applications. The alignment software is a module within QT Modeler that models Optech's IXF binary format with direct output to ASCII files. (Optech, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)(Applied Imagery, Silver Spring, Md.)