3D Computer Models Aid Railway-station Redesigns

Award-winning architect Pozzoni LLP is using computer-generated 3D models from Bluesky to help redesign a number of railway stations in the south east of England. Working for Solum Regeneration, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, Pozzoni has already completed the design of a mixed-use scheme at Haywards Heath, including a supermarket, hotel and improvements to the station facilities, and a project near Tufnell Park tube station for Network Rail.   The 3D models, created by aerial mapping company Bluesky, provide instant 3D context for the regeneration designs and are delivered ready to use in Pozzoni's building design software.... (read more)
2011-09-12 12:00:00

New Features for Handheld Ultra-rugged Field Computer

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced new expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. Ultra-rugged with superior processing power, screen size and sunlight visibility, the X8 has become immensely popular in the GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and military sectors. Handheld now offers three versatility-increasing expansion packs for the Nautiz X8: Nautiz X8 Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) Expansion Pack features a LRBT u-blox... (read more)
2015-08-25 09:13:01

3D computer Models Help Map Wind Flows

Computer-generated 3D city models from Bluesky are helping Mott MacDonald deliver safe, sustainable and user-friendly civil infrastructure projects. The models are being used by the worldwide consultancy to give a better understanding of the wind environment around urban infrastructure projects. By creating complex engineering models Mott MacDonald simulates the flow of wind around a site and creates different scenarios based on the project design. Mott MacDonald process the Bluesky data first using Pointools' Rhino 3D design software for CAD (Computer Aided Design) to add or remove structures based on the project design and then using specialist software for surface modelling,... (read more)
2010-08-25 12:49:07

1.3 MP CCD Added to Point Grey GigE Vision Cameras

Point Grey, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance digital cameras, has announced the addition of new 1.3 megapixel CCD models to the value-packed Blackfly family of GigE Vision cameras – one of the smallest cameras in the world to support Power over Ethernet (PoE). The Blackfly line now offers a total of 10 different monochrome and colour models designed to address a wide variety of machine vision, scientific, and traffic applications, including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate recognition. The new Blackfly camera models are based on colour and monochrome versions of... (read more)
2013-07-31 08:30:00

Vision 3D Put to Work in New Zealand

Excavation systems from MOBA Mobile Automation AG (Germany) are already being deployed in numerous countries throughout Europe. Now, the company's high-end system Vision 3D is for the first time being put to work on a construction site in New Zealand, where it has been in use since June 2012. The system, in use for the first time in New Zealand, was mounted on a Sumitomo excavator near Auckland in the spring of 2012. The installation took about a week altogether, including training on the Sumitomo model DH 350. End-customer A & R Earthmovers Ltd. is deploying the excavator in multi-shift... (read more)
2012-08-31 12:36:50

Industrial Vision Metrology Supports Power Plant Renewal in Japan

The first commercial nuclear power plant began generating electricity in Japan over thirty years ago. There are 55 reactors in seventeen plants currently in operation and one third of Japan’s electricity is produced by nuclear power. The ground in Japan is relatively fragile and subject to frequent and rampant earthquakes. Therefore power plants have to be carefully maintained. Built in the 1980s, most power plants today need thorough renewal. Any such process has from beginning to end to be accompanied by precise 3D-measurements. Wasteful Procedures During the renovation process, huge installations and the many pipes connected to them must be... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

Industrial Vision Metrology Supports Power Plant Renewal in Japan

The first commercial nuclear power plant began generating electricity in Japan over thirty years ago. There are 55 reactors in seventeen plants currently in operation and one third of Japan’s electricity is produced by nuclear power. The ground in Japan is relatively fragile and subject to frequent and rampant earthquakes. Therefore power plants have to be carefully maintained. Built in the 1980s, most power plants today need thorough renewal. Any such process has from beginning to end to be accompanied by precise 3D-measurements. Wasteful Procedures During the renovation process, huge installations and the many pipes connected to them must be... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

HP Expands with Acquisition of the Business of Scitex Vision

HP (CA, USA) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Scitex Vision, a market leader in super-wide digital printing, for US$ 230 million from Scitex Corporation Ltd. (Israel). The acquisition expands HP's leading position in large-format printing into the industrial super-wide category and strengthens its position as a one-stop partner for providers of print services. Scitex Vision is a market leader in wide and super-wide format printers for signage and industrial applications, such as billboards, banners, street advertising and packaging. Headquartered in Netanya, Israel, the company had revenue of US$ 142... (read more)
2005-08-17 12:00:00

Point Grey Cameras Certified as USB3 Vision Compliant

Point Grey, the Canadian designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, has announced Flea3 and Grasshopper3 USB 3.0 cameras have successfully passed the Automated Imaging Association's (AIA) official USB3 Vision compliance testing. The compliance made its debut in October this year at the PlugFest event in Schongau, Germany. Testing includes AIA's validation suite, which evaluates USB3 Vision protocol behavioural requirements; and the Command Verifier tool from the USB Implementer's Forum (USB-IF), which evaluates enumeration and ensures the device responds correctly to standard control requests based on the USB 3.0 specification. Point Grey's Flea3 and Grasshopper3 cameras successfully passed all... (read more)
2013-12-02 09:30:45

VGI in Land Administration: A Vision or a Necessity?

Is it possible for crowdsourcing techniques to be more widely introduced into official cadastral surveys and land administration systems (LASs)? Are citizens able to actively take part in decision-making policies? What are the effects of such a cadastral mapping project and what are its expected benefits? Read on to find out more about the role of the virtual graphics interface (VGI) methodology in LAS. (By Sofia Basiouka) The research community is becoming increasingly interested in the developing phenomenon of crowdsourcing. Not just the variety of definitions that have been developed within the last ten years but also the variety of projects worldwide... (read more)
2016-03-16 09:43:20
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