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Velodyne Powers World’s First Handheld Lidar Scanner with Color Data
Feb 14, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

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Industry leaders rely on accurate, dependable data created by Velodyne lidar technology to provide the highest performing mapping systems in a compact solution. Lidar News recently featured how Paracosm addresses the market need for a robust handheld scanner that can capture a variety of environments and operate both indoors and outdoors.

In the story, Amir Rubin of Paracosm detailed how his company built the ultimate 3D-mapping power-tool for their AEC and GIS customers, “After mastering what was possible with low-cost 3D sensors, we added LiDAR into the mix. We integrated Velodyne’s VLP-16 and never looked back. With it, we built PX-80 – the world’s first mobile LiDAR scanner that produces color data.”

Paracosm’s PX-80 equipped with the Velodyne Lidar Puck (Photo: Paracosm)

By using the lightweight, cost-effective Velodyne Puck lidar sensor, Paracosm was able to create a handheld scanner with extraordinary accuracy, range and detail. Read the full story here: The Making of PX-80: The World’s First Handheld Lidar Scanner with Color Data

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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