3D Laser Mapping open new R&D facility
New centre to focus on new product development and research into laser scanning solutions across range of markets
LASER scanning specialists 3D Laser Mapping have opened a new state-of-the-art research and development centre strategically located close to their global headquarters in Nottingham, UK.
The new facility will be headed by 3D Laser Mapping founder and executive chairman Dr Graham Hunter and will house a dedicated research and development team.
Focusing on new product development and research into laser scanning solutions across a range of markets, the centre will be staffed by a combination of existing and newly recruited personnel.
‘This new facility will play a key role in our strategy for development of existing products, such as our mobile mapping systems, mine monitoring system SiteMonitor, as well as new laser scanning solutions such as the hand-held mobile mapping system Zeb1,’ commented Dr Hunter.
‘By locating close to our global headquarters we can leverage our existing skills base while attracting new resources from industry, academia and partner organizations.’
As well as being staffed by experienced laser scanning engineers, the new centre will be equipped with the latest equipment to facilitate product design, development and testing.
Tools will include the latest in terrestrial laser scanning hardware, positioning technologies and software development systems, while testing facilities will include state-of-the-art simulation technologies and software.
The centre will also house a dedicated training suite.
3D Laser Mapping specialize in integrating laser scanning hardware with their own software and peripherals to create solutions at the cutting edge of technology. Through their worldwide network of regional offices and local distributors, they are able to provide frontline support and service for a growing international client base.
The company is also the RIEGL premier distributor for the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa, and a leading distributor of TerraScan software.