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Media Coverage on How the NavVis VLX Mapping System Uses Velodyne’s Lidar Sensors
Jun 12, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
The new NavVis VLX mapping system, using Velodyne's Puck LITE lidar sensors, is a wearable mobile mapping solution
The new NavVis VLX mapping system, using Velodyne’s Puck LITE lidar sensors, is a wearable mobile mapping solution that enables fast, targeted scanning in the most complex environments 

Mobile mapping systems provide reality capture in complex built environments such as construction sites and multi-level towers.

Carla Lauter wrote an article in SPAR3D about how the wearable NavVis VLX mapping system uses two Velodyne Puck LITE™ sensors to capture point cloud data needed to create building documentation including floorplans, 3D models and digital twins.

The article includes a quote from NavVis CTO Georg Schroth saying:

“We designed NavVis VLX to provide the AEC industry with a compact, versatile device that efficiently captures buildings and still delivers survey-grade point clouds.”

GIS Café also posted a story on the news, which included comments from Erich Smidt, Executive Director Europe, Velodyne Lidar.

“The NavVis VLX system strongly demonstrates how the performance, range and compact form factor of Velodyne sensors enable companies to build innovative systems. The solution addresses specialized mobile mapping needs of AEC companies, surveyors and laser scanning professionals,” said Erich.

Other media that covered this news include Aetos Wire, Financial Post and LED inside.

Lidar-powered mobile mapping systems can capture the data needed for as-built documentation, such as 3D models and floorplans, as well as realistic digital factories for enterprise manufacturing facilities.

To read the SPAR3D story, please go to: With their new wearable VLX scanner, NavVis aims to make mobile mapping mainstream.

To see the complete GIS Café post, please go to: Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power 3D Data Capture in New NavVis VLX Mapping System.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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