Optech Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced lidar, aerial digital camera and survey instruments, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its second Innovative Lidar Solutions Conference (ILSC 2011) from May 31 to June 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto. With a greater than expected number of registered attendees from around the world, the conference ended on an extremely positive note.

“Our goal as we stated in the welcome was to bring continuing awareness of the convergence of imaging and three-dimensional measurement technologies,” says Brent Gelhar, VP of Sales and Strategy. “The speakers, especially the keynotes, enthusiastically emphasized this convergence. There was a definite swell in idea exchange and new concept development, further accelerated by the interaction between all the attending specialists. All in all, the conference goals were met and exceeded, especially in light of the excellent turnout: a total of 200 attendees from 23 countries.”

In addition to the conference exchanges, new technology rollouts were made for the new ground-breaking Aquarius bathymetry extension to Optech’s tried and tested ALTM Gemini line, a new higher performance waveform digitizer, and numerous data processing software enhancements for the Lynx Mobile Mapper and the ILRIS Terrestrial Laser Scanner family.