GeoSLAM Welcomes New Member Of Zeb Family For Indoor + Outdoor Use
The latest innovation from geospatial mapping and monitoring technology specialist, GeoSLAM has launched, with the introduction of the ZEB-HORIZON.
Showcased at this year’s Commercial UAV Show, the ZEB-HORIZON is the next generation of handheld 3D laser scanners, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor measurements on UAVs situated up to 100m away from the subject.
The ZEB-HORIZON, which complements the existing ZEB range, is the first new product from the geospatial mapping and monitoring technology specialists, following its successful merger with 3D Laser Mapping.
Harnessing the power of SLAM (simultaneous, localisation and mapping) technology, the ZEB-HORIZON’s advanced capabilities can be deployed for both indoor and outdoor use on UAVs, without the need for GPS.
With the ability to be mounted on drones for aerial surveys in difficult-to-reach or potentially hazardous locations, the ZEB-HORIZON allows users to deliver accurate results at speed, emitting 300,000 points per secondenabling detailed feature detection.
The ZEB-HORIZON is the first ever airborne laser scanner that doesn’t require an additional GNSS/IMU unit, saving significant amounts of weight and cutting costs for surveying teams. The unique technology in the product also enables the possibility of autonomous navigation including automatic obstacle avoidance.
Using a ‘walk-and-scan’ method of data collection, the scanner can also be incorporated into a backpack with a panoramic camera for enriched point clouds or a pole option for elevation and cradle for lowering below ground.
Ideal for the construction, architecture, engineering and surveying industries, the ability to use the ZEB-HORIZON across both indoor or outdoor scan locations is set to shake up the 3D mobile mapping market.
Commenting on its launch, GeoSLAM founder and director of innovation, Graham Hunter said:
“The Commercial UAV Show is one of the most important events in our industry calendar, so it seemed fitting that we should showcase the ZEB-HORIZON here.
“This announcement is thanks in part to our recent merger, which has meant we are now able to use our combined experience in international distribution, innovation and R&D to deliver the next generation of products to clients in an incredibly wide portfolio of industries.”
ZEB-HORIZON’s release comes as GeoSLAM appoints a new CEO, Shelley Copsey, who has relocated from Data61 in Australia to bring her expertise of high growth technology companies.
Commenting on the launch, GeoSLAM’s new CEO, Shelley Copsey, added:
“It’s a privilege to join GeoSLAM at this really exciting time. I’ve worked alongside the business for a number of years, but I’m delighted to now be formally part of the team. The launch of ZEB-HORIZON and the new UAV capabilities are set to revolutionise how SLAM contributes to a firm’s data collection.”
More details on mapping and monitoring solutions from GeoSLAM are available www.geoslam.com.
To get a preview of the ZEB-HORIZON at the Commercial UAV Show, and find out what else GeoSLAM has to offer, visit stand 66.
– GeoSLAM_ZEB-HORIZON: Meet the latest member of the GeoSLAM family, the ZEB-HORIZON 3D Mobile Scanner, a tool to capture, process and understand the world around you.
– GeoSLAM_KingsCollege_ZEB-HORIZON: King’s College (Cambridge, UK) data classified by height, captured in under 30 minutes with ZEB-HORIZON (data viewed in CloudCompare).