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Press Reviews How Handheld Lidar Scanners Changing 3D Capture
Jan 14, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
The Paracosm PX-80 Hand-Held Lidar Scanner

The speed, low cost and ease of use of SLAM-based handheld lidar scanners have opened new use cases for 3D capture that weren’t possible with traditional methods.

Sean Higgins wrote in American Surveyor how Paracosm is at the forefront of this mobile mapping trend with its flagship product, the PX-80 handheld lidar scanner. Higgins noted the Paracosm scanner has helped:

“Surveyors to capture large indoor and outdoor areas that would have been prohibitively slow with conventional methods, enabled AEC firms to capture building sites with a frequency that they never considered before, and allowed total beginners to capture 3D data that would have once required a team of trained professionals.”

The Puck by Velodyne Lidar

The article added, the PX-80 “features a Velodyne VLP-16 (Puck) lidar – often seen in autonomous vehicles – alongside a panoramic camera and a survey-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU), all of which it uses to produce accurate 3D point clouds and automatically colorize those point clouds while the user moves at a walking pace.”

Paracosm recently partnered with Velodyne at CES 2020, showcasing its mobile lidar scanning technology in the Velodyne booth.

Paracosm’s Amir Rubin presenting at CES 2020

To read the entire story, please go to: Handheld SLAM-based lidar scanners are changing the way we think about 3D capture

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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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