Teledyne Optech Completes Leadership Transition

Teledyne Optech has completed its transition in leadership. Michel Stanier now serves as chief operating officer of the company. Founded in 1974 by Dr Allan Carswell, Teledyne Optech is a leader in advanced laser-based survey and digital imaging instrumentation. Teledyne Technologies first acquired shares in the parent company of Optech in March 2011, and Teledyne purchased the remaining shares in April 2015. In addition, Michel Stanier, previously EVP, business development, was appointed chief operating officer of Teledyne Optech in October 2015. Following the planned change in ownership and leadership, Don and Elizabeth Carswell, previously president and vice president sales, will... (read more)
2015-12-09 09:52:06

Teledyne Optech Introduces UAV-Lidar Solution

The Optech CL-90 is the first in a new family of compact Lidar (CL) products designed specifically for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) market drawing on Teledyne Optech’s 45-year Lidar heritage. The CL-90, which is infused with Teledyne Optech’s survey-grade Lidar technology, will be available for integration with third-party inertial navigation system (INS) solutions, imaging sensors and UAV platforms. Any camera-equipped UAV can make a basic 3D map of bare terrain using photogrammetric techniques, but forested terrain requires a Lidar to punch through the foliage and map the bare earth below. Modern UAV-based Lidar systems struggle with this... (read more)
2019-05-28 08:42:34

Teledyne Optech Introduces Surveying Solutions at Intergeo

Teledyne Optech is launching survey instruments and workflow solutions for the productive and accurate collection of 3D spatial data at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. These include new solutions for survey-grade static and mobile mapping, as well as new efficiency feature sets for Teledyne Optech’s airborne mapping solutions. Visitors to booth A4.002 in hall A4 will see the unveiling of several new and improved static and mobile mapping systems. These additions to Teledyne Optech’s product line include a brand-new static surveying system that combines the latest Lidar technology with highly automated software to make survey-grade mapping widely available to new... (read more)
2016-10-06 11:03:15

Teledyne Technologies Acquires Remaining Optech Shares

Teledyne Technologies, through its Teledyne DALSA subsidiary, now fully owns Optech after acquiring the remaining shares. The company will be adopting the name Teledyne Optech, joining the Optech and Teledyne brands together. Teledyne has been the majority owner of Optech for the past three years so 100% ownership will not result in any significant operational changes for the organisation. Don Carswell continues as president of Teledyne Optech with all existing duties. Optech’s founder, Allan Carswell, will continue to offer insight and is especially looking forward to the upcoming Imaging and Lidar Solutions Conference, taking place from 9-12 June 2015 in... (read more)
2015-05-01 09:20:41

Teledyne Owns Majority Share in Optech

Teledyne DALSA, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has acquired a majority interest in the parent company of Optech. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defence electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne DALSA is located in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) near Optech headquarters. Don Carswell, CEO of Optech, says the investment demonstrates Teledyne’s commitment to further growth at Optech, as well as the company’s technology, clients and markets. He expects Optech products will be enhanced by the closer relationship with the Teledyne companies who work in complementary areas. Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president... (read more)
2012-04-04 11:51:52

Teledyne Optech Launches Airborne Lidar Sensor for Corridor Mapping

Teledyne Optech, the Canada-based advanced Lidar sensors company, has extended its Galaxy line-up to include the CM2000, a new sensor specifically designed for corridor mapping.  With a true measuring rate of up to two million points per second, the Galaxy CM2000 delivers precise detail of fine corridor elements such as electric wires and conductors, distribution power poles, railway signs and cellular tower antennas, as well the ability to detect fine changes in the ground over time for pipeline monitoring. The CM2000’s adjustable field of view provides users with the flexibility to narrow the field of view to the exact width... (read more)
2020-08-11 11:23:01

Teledyne Optech Lidar Launched in OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) was launched successfully from Cape Canaveral, USA, on Thursday 8 September. OLA was designed by scientists and engineers from Teledyne Optech and built by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). It had been installed and tested aboard the OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft. OSIRIS-Rex will reach the asteroid Bennu by 2018. Upon reaching Bennu, OLA will scan the surface to create a high-resolution 3D map of the entire asteroid, which will help scientists understand its morphology and select the best spot for OSIRIS-REx to collect a sample of its surface material. This sample will be... (read more)
2016-09-15 11:33:11

Teledyne Optech to Launch Automated Airborne Surveying at GEOINT 2016

Teledyne Optech will showcase its latest airborne systems including the autonomous Optech Eclipse at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT symposium in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 15-18 May. The Eclipse is being introduced as the world’s first autonomous airborne collection system for active and passive data and has been described as a step forward for low-cost and flexible surveying. The system’s highly simplified operation workflow and innovative sensor motion detection system let pilots manage surveys on their own, eliminating the need for an in-aircraft operator and drastically reducing survey costs. To minimise maintenance costs and down time, the Eclipse Lidar system uses... (read more)
2016-05-11 02:09:20

Teledyne Optech Lidar Enables Discovery of Extensive Mayan Ruins

Teledyne Optech’s Titan sensor was used by the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), USA, to reveal extensive Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Lidar technology was able to identify hundreds of previously unknown structures, including raised highways and complex irrigation and terracing systems. After the collapse of the Mayan civilisation, their cities and monuments were quickly covered by thick rainforest, hiding the ancient civilisation from airborne observation and making it very difficult to survey on foot. Flying high above the rainforest, Titan’s lasers penetrated the canopy to collect almost a million data points per second from the... (read more)
2018-02-08 11:00:24

Teledyne Optech Showcases Next-generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner

Teledyne Optech has announced the release of its Polaris Terrestrial Laser Scanner at the SPAR 3D Conference and Expo, 3-5 April in Houston, Texas, USA. The scanner will be on display at the company’s booth along with the Optech Maverick, Eclipse and award-winning Galaxy. Bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor scanners, the Polaris can survey targets up to 1,600m away in long-range mode or collect up to 500,000 measurements per second in short-range mode. Its 360°×120° field of view (FOV) captures indoor panoramas from a single site, while its rugged design, light weight and swappable batteries let it travel deep... (read more)
2017-03-23 09:12:46
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