Leica Geosystems announces new Airborne LiDAR Product Line

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Leica Geosystems announces the release of the new ALS70 family of airborne LiDAR systems. The new product line, consisting of ALS70-CM City Mapper, ALS70-HP High Performance and ALS70-HA High Altitude models, covers the entire range of LiDAR mapping applications, and represents a significant advancement in the state-of-the-art for airborne LiDAR.

Industry-Leading 500 KHz Pulse Rate

According to Ron Roth, Product Manager for Airborne LiDAR at Hexagon Geosystems' Geospatial Solutions Division, "The market constantly demands higher productivity from airborne sensing systems to reduce the equipment and labor costs associated with data collection, but this cannot be done at the expense of data quality. By incorporating Point Density Multiplier technology, we were able to develop a LiDAR product that offers an industry-leading 500 kHz pulse rate and 200 Hz scan rate, for ultra high point density and unrivaled control over the point pattern on the ground. This new technology gives the superior data acquisition productivity that our customers desire, without the complexity of multiple lasers or scanners."

New Detection Circuitry

"In addition to Point Density Multiplier, ALS70 incorporates new detection circuitry providing superior sensitivity to small or low-reflectivity targets. This has proven itself already on power line data acquisition, where even the smallest high-voltage and ground wires can be readily measured" explains Ron Roth.

Upgradeability of Existing Leica ALS60 Systems

"Market acceptance has been extremely encouraging, with 8 systems, representing the entire product line, delivered already. Because this technology is based on the proven Leica ALS60 platform, existing ALS60 systems can be transformed into the new model, thus preserving current customers' investments" concludes Ron Roth.

Learn more about the ALS70 family at http://www.leica-geosystems.com/ALS70 .

The new Leica ALS70 product line covers the entire range of LiDAR mapping applications, and represents a significant advancement in the state-of-the-art for airborne LiDAR.

About Leica Geosystems' Airborne Solutions

With over 80 years of experience, Leica Geosystems is a global leader in the design, delivery and support of airborne digital and LiDAR sensors for the geospatial marketplace. Along with the well-known Leica RC30, Leica Geosystems' airborne sensor portfolio today includes a wide range of innovative technologies and products such as the Leica RCD30 series of medium format digital frame cameras, the Leica ADS pushbroom sensors, the Leica ALS LiDAR series, and the Leica IPAS GNSS/IMU solutions.

Following the acquisition of Intergraph by Hexagon in 2010, Hexagon Geosystems' newly formed Geospatial Solutions Division has brought together Leica Geosystems Airborne Sensors and Z/I Imaging. Committed to continued innovation on all major product lines, the combined airborne sensor portfolio includes the widest range of medium and large format imaging as well as LiDAR technologies and offers a choice of sensor for every application. A full suite of software from flight planning to post-processing provides end-to-end workflow for high accuracy orthophoto generation, feature extraction and map production. In addition, Hexagon Geosystems operates a global network of customer service and support centers to ensure highest productivity.
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