An update to Maptek’s SR3 MkII underground scanner as well as a new and improved underground light is helping reduce scanning tasks by more than half, according to the company.
A recent trial at an underground civil site in Australia showed the combination of enhanced light and upgraded firmware allows for improved quality scan outputs faster than ever before, Maptek says.
The improvements to the in-built camera, in combination with the light, enable the system to handle greater exposure and improve image quality while reducing time at the development heading. The new underground light produces light four times brighter in the area of imaging also.
Focused light improves the functionality and quality of the image so operators can scan at a lower-resolution setting with better image quality in much shorter time, Maptek says. This allows operators to get in and out quickly to avoid holding up the production team who run on a strict time schedule.
Another benefit of capturing lower resolution scans is that you save on space on your hard drive, tablet and computer. The smaller, lighter unit makes the entire system easier to carry.
“All up, these are considerable improvements that will contribute to a safer, more efficient survey process and add value for users,” the company said.