Optech announces new gyro-stabilized survey solution for its innovative line of ALTM
airborne laser terrain mappers and digital metric cameras
Orion GSM 3000
October 9, 2012
Toronto, Canada, October 9, 2012 — Optech is pleased to announce the release of a gyro-stabilized survey solution
that incorporates both active and passive Optech airborne sensors in one multi-sensor configuration. This powerful sensor
configuration will significantly increase the data collection efficiency, productivity and overall data quality for Optech’s
airborne survey clients.
The Optech GSM survey solution takes full advantage of Optech's expertise in custom mount designs and multi-sensor installations by
integrating SOMAG AG Jena's proven GSM 3000 gyro-stabilization mount with a precisely designed multi-sensor frame and platform.
Fully compatible with all Optech Orion lidar sensors and CS-series digital mapping cameras, the new GSM survey solution provides
clean, consistent lidar point distribution and consistently aligned camera imagery in the flight direction, regardless of the flying
conditions. Tightly engineered to ensure a compact installation footprint, the GSM survey solution supports up to three sensors in
deepportal installations—all without the FOV obstruction issues associated with flush-mount installations.
“The productivity realized from aligned imagery and predictable swath coverage means fewer images and fewer line miles for a given
area,” commented Michael Sitar, Optech's Airborne Survey Products Manager. “Coupled with improved data quality and point
distribution, the value of an Optech gyro-stabilized survey solution means our clients can provide
coincident data sets of consistent
quality, distribution and accuracy, each and every time. This translates to higher quality end-products
with potentially lower collection
and production costs, which we are certain will resonate well with our clients.”
According to Sebastian Schreiber, Product Development Manager at SOMAG AG Jena, “The GSM 3000 has been an extremely
successful product with more than 200 devices sold globally since 2004. Capable of level accuracies greater
than 0.02° in any axis, the
mount includes a hydraulic-based system design, ensuring exceptional dynamic stabilization of the sensor payload, resulting in high
overall system performance, data quality and collection efficiency. SOMAG is proud to offer gyro-stabilization platforms to support
Optech‘s gyro-stabilized survey solutions, and we look forward to working with Optech to provide quality airborne survey products to
their esteemed clients.”
Optech's GSM survey kit will be available for purchase in January, 2013.
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments. With
operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne mapping,
airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control,
as well as space-proven sensors.
SOMAG is the world leader in the design and manufacture of gyro-stabilization devices that carry airborne remote sensing sensors.
SOMAG has established various platforms for different applications and offers customer-specific solutions, as well as OEM products.
Highly qualified staff members ensure the accuracy and support of all SOMAG products worldwide. SOMAG’s high-accuracy products
are supported globally and built to standards set by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.
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