Sunday, 19 April 2015

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senseFly is proud to introduce eXom, the next-generation rotary drone that offers professional users unprecedented situational awareness. In addition to seeing what its TripleView camera head sees, eXom’s five vision sensors also enable you to see in the direction the drone is moving – like the visual parking displays in modern high-end cars – for enhanced awareness and safe operation. These sensors work in harmony with eXom’s five ultrasonic sensors to ensure you always know the drone’s distance from nearby objects. Plus, eXom includes the extra security of automated proximity warnings, and shock-absorbent carbon fibre shrouding protects eXom’s rotors in case of surface contact.

BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014—RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems is presenting an impressive display at INTERGEO. Both at RIEGL’s indoor booth A3.014 in hall 3.1 as well as in its outdoor area at booth FG.002 new revolutionary products are being unveiled. RIEGL is excited to announce the release of the RiCOPTER! RIEGL is the first major LiDAR manufacturer to develop its own unmanned aerial system. The RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution.

In time for INTERGEO 2014 the market leader for film drones in the German-speaking area MULTIROTOR by service-drone presents the G4 Surveying-Robot for orthography.

MULTIROTOR by service-drone developed a technology that just won the Innovationprize 2014 and provides unexpected measurement results up to 1 mm ground resolution and in this class unique technology that guarantees flight stability up to 15 metres per second. MULTIROTOR developed hardware and software that navigates the flight robot 512 times per second to an exact position in the air.

At the exhibition, the MULTIROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot basic package is available and is delivered ready-to-fly with the necessary equipment for the orthography flight: 1. MULTIROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot with folding rotor arms for an easy transport, 2. flight planning software, 3. fully integrated camera and 4. a digital hand transmitter.

The MULTIROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot for professional 3D orthography will be offered during the INTERGEO from 7th to 9th of October 2014 in Berlin at an unique introductory price of 9.999 EURO plus VAT. The exhibition offer is limited as long as stocks last. Afterwards the list price is 17,900.- EURO plus VAT.

The way to the INTERGEO in Berlin is worth it for those who want to save a drone for the special price. MULTIROTOR by service-drone presents in Hall 3.1 - Stand: D3.040. service-drone will receive interested reseller for the system, who want to distribute the Survey-copter with us. 

About MULTIROTOR by service-drone.com

Founded in March 2011 by Volker Rosenblatt and Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Knittel, the company quickly became the market leader in the area of professional flying cameras for civilian applications with now over 400 flight systems sold. In spring 2013 service-drone acquired its competitor MULTIROTOR and immediately started the new development of a flight control that went into series manufacturing beginning 2014. Today service-drone counts 15 employees in Berlin, Buchholz near Hamburg and Denver, USA. Since May 2014 the manufacture in Buchholz is situated in the newly founded ISI center for technology and innovations.

With an annual turnover of about two million Euros in the second and third business year service-drone.de GmbH supplies mainly film and television professionals in Germany and around the world. New in the 4th generation of models is the fully autonomic flying MULTIROTOR for industrial purposes, in particular for precise land surveying or the creation of 3D models of entire locations. Customers include film studios, television stations, professional photographers, industrial service providers such as building inspectors and surveyors and engineering bureaus. http://www.service-drone.com

BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014—Applanix, a world leader in products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning, introduced today a new solution that enables major improvements in unmanned airborne mapping: the Applanix® APX-15 UAV GNSS-Inertial System. The APX-15 UAV is designed to maximize the efficiency of mapping from small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by reducing - or even eliminating - Ground Control Points (GCPs). Sidelap is also significantly reduced, increasing the area flown per mission. The Applanix APX-15 UAV provides unparalleled performance in an extremely small package and, with the included POSPac UAV post-mission software, produces a highly accurate position and orientation solution for direct georeferencing of cameras, LIDARs and other UAS sensors.


The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2014, the world's largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

"Applanix has recognized the need to provide the growing UAS mapping market with the same highly efficient solutions that it pioneered for airborne mapping over 15 years ago," said Joe Hutton, Director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products at Applanix Corporation. "We are offering a cost-effective solution that meets the size, weight, power and cost requirements of small UAS’, and maintains the Applanix pedigree for quality and performance."

The APX-15 UAV, measuring just 6 cm x 6.7 cm and weighing only 60 grams, features a high-performance, survey-grade, multi-frequency GNSS receiver and state-of-the-art low-noise MEMS inertial sensors all on a single board. The Applanix IN-Fusion GNSS-Inertial integration technology runs directly on the GNSS receiver, resulting in an ultra-compact design, while superior performance is achieved from the inertial sensors using the Applanix SmartCal software compensation technology.

With 220 channels, the APX-15 UAV tracks all available GNSS satellite signals including GPS L1/L2/L2C/L5 and GLONASS L1/L2, QZSS, BeiDou and Galileo, and provides a highly accurate post-mission and real-time RTK GNSS-inertial position and orientation solution to support guidance and control, precision landing and sensor georeferencing.

APX-15 UAV is expected to be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2015 through the Applanix sales channel.

About Applanix

Applanix, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), develops, manufactures, sells and supports products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning. Applanix' products and solutions are used in a variety of applications, including road profiling, GIS data acquisition, aerial surveying and mapping, railroad track maintenance and seafloor mapping. Established in 1991, Applanix supports its global customer base with exceptional service. http://www.applanix.com

BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 6, 2014—Leica Geosystems, Aibotix and Headwall Photonics provide as of now an integrated high performance airborne sensor solution utilizing a hyperspectral imager and the Aibot X6 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The Nano-Hyperspec sensor was optimized in terms of size, weight, and power to enable the aerial acquisition of all spectral and spatial data within the scene of interest. A UAV with integrated Headwall sensor has already been successfully flown and will be presented at this year’s INTERGEO in Berlin.


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Precision agriculture, forestry, geological research, and environmental monitoring are just a few specific application areas that benefit from this airborne hyperspectral imaging solution. Equipped with the hyperspectral imager, the Aibot X6 can, for example, take pictures of fields or vineyards to determine the chlorophyll content, plant health, invasive species, and thus offer farmers information on the state of the plants and harvest. By means of UAV and hyperspectral imager, farmers can measure before harvest, where the grain is driest and should be mowed first. Or, they determine where the rain has washed more fertilizers and where they must re-fertilize. For geological mapping in the vicinity, for example landfills and open mine sites can be overflown to quickly and efficiently track precious metals or minerals. Environmental monitoring and research to derive contamination of soil or water is determined spectrally from the air quickly using the Aibotix UAV and Nano-Hyperspec sensor.

Enabling a new class of capabilities and performance

The Nano-Hyperspec sensor measures only 76.2mm x 76.2mm x 119.4mm and weighs less than 0.68kg. A key enabling feature is that this sensor is integrated with a high speed data processor and high capacity flash storage. The sensor collects image data across 640 spatial bands and 270 spectral bands with a Visible-Near-Infrared (VNIR) range of 400-1000nm. The field of view is exceptionally wide, meaning that flight swath efficiency is maximized to cover as much territory as possible while the UAV is aloft. Further, it delivers crisp image data not only directly underneath the flight path but off to the edges.

Ideal frame rate, integrated ortho-rectification and datacube

The integrated data storage is 480GB, which will yield more than two hours at a frame-rate collection rate of about 100fps, which is matched to the actual performance of the UAV itself. The direct-attached GPS with IMU yields the ability to generate ortho-rectified imagery data products. Finally, the Nano-Hyperspec comes pre-loaded with an airborne version of its Hyperspec III application software that manages sensor operation, image acquisition, and sensor performance while aloft. Hyperspec III software is designed to work in a complementary fashion with the GPS/IMU as well as incoming LiDAR data to collect spectral data and generate a completely integrated hyperspectral data cube.

Aibotix – Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles

Aibotix GmbH develops and manufactures high quality and intelligent multicopters for applications in the industrial sector. The company's name encloses AI for artificial intelligence and BOTIX for robotics. Aibotix is represented around the globe. With several hundreds of annually produced UAVs, the company belongs to the five largest producers. Thanks to a global network of partners, Aibotix provides customers worldwide with the opportunity to test and purchase its products as well as with personal advice and support. 
Aibotix GmbH is part of Hexagon, Sweden. More information at www.aibotix.com

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyse, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily, and visualise and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,800 employees in 33 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.

Headwall Photonics – Innovative Spectral Solutions for Remote Sensing

Headwall Photonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of imaging sensors and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance spectrometers, spectral engines, and high performance diffractive optics have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments.  As a pioneer in the development of hyperspectral sensors and imaging spectrometers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of patented spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance. Based near Boston in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Headwall also operates a production and integration facility in Diegem, Belgium.

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