Site it in with Maptek

INDUSTRY software and hardware group Maptek chose the massive Minexpo International show to release its latest I-Site laser survey technology.
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Staff Reporter

The I-8810 has the same long-range and panoramic imaging capability as predecessor I-Site 8800, with the addition of some features from its I-Site 8400 laser scanner and upgrades.

Its battery extends continuous operation by up to six hours.

The scanner’s controller no longer needs tethering, thanks to a wireless link on-board, while its interface and layout allow for a faster setup process and greater flexibility.

Thanks to the I-Site 8810’s onboard controls, the unit can be operated in the field without the need for other peripherals. An optional onboard USB or tablet PC scan storage permits easier data handling.

Scanning and registration while in use has been made easier with a fully integrated compass. A vehicle-mount calibration eliminates the impact of the vehicle on the compass so that reliable data capture continues uninterrupted.

“Operation is so much simpler with the one controller for both the scanner and GPS through an integrated GPS interface,” the company said, noting that the added Panasonic Toughbook had an extended temperature range and solid state hard disk.

“The I-Site 8810 is really a scanner for the extremes,” global manager Athy Kalatzis said.

“Operation at subzero temperatures has been significantly extended, and the storage temperature has been extended to minus-40C.”

Kalatzis said Maptek’s I-Site 8000 series scanners were the only terrestrial laser scanners rated to IP65 for environmental protection.

Maptek’s intelligent pulse algorithm automatically analyses multiple waveform returns, giving the I-Site 8810 scanner an accuracy of 8mm to 200m.

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