GeoSlam has launched its new product for indoor and outdoor use at this year’s Commercial UAV Show in London.
The Zeb-Horizon, showcased at the show this week, is GeoSlam’s next gen handheld 3D laser scanner.
The firm claims the new device is capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor measurements on UAVs up to 100m away from the object.
It is the first new product from the geospatial mapping and monitoring technology company, following its successful merger with 3D Laser Mapping.
New technology on the device also allows the Zeb-Horizon to operate in indoor and outdoor locations without the need for GPS.
With the ability to be mounted on drones for aerial surveys in difficult-to-reach or potentially hazardous locations, the company hopes the system will allow drone users to deliver accurate results at speed, emitting 300,000 points per second enabling detailed feature detection.
Commenting on its launch, GeoSlam founder and director of innovation, Graham Hunter said: “The Commercial UAV Show is one of the most important events in our industry calendar, so it seemed fitting that we should showcase the ZEB-HORIZON here.”
He added: “This announcement is thanks in part to our recent merger, which has meant we are now able to use our combined experience in international distribution, innovation and R&D to deliver the next generation of products to clients in an incredibly wide portfolio of industries.”
The news comes as GeoSlam appoints a new CEO, Shelley Copsey, who has relocated from Data61 in Australia to bring her expertise of high growth technology companies.