Jason Matsumoto, president of Grenland AsIs North America, Inc., reports the company has opened an office in Houston. A wholly owned subsidiary of Grenland Group ASA headquartered in Norway, the firm will provide a suite of laser scanning services primarily to process and power industry clients in North America. According to Matsumoto, who reports to Jan Qvam, VP for AsIs Operations, Grenland Group, the company plans to subcontract data acquisition to local scanning service providers and to provide registration, post-processing and modeling services to engineering/construction and owner/operator clients. Account manager Jonathan White says third-party service providers will be selected on the basis of their experience, proximity to the jobsite, and availability. Grenland AsIs has executed scanning projects from offices in Stavanger, Norway (headquarters) since 2002 when Inge Byrkjeland, head of field technical services, purchased a 3Dguru scanner. The company also provides data processing and scanning support services from offices in Kuala Lumpur.Last month at SPAR 2006, Grenland Group previewed its new AIMS (AsIs Management System) for storing, managing and viewing point cloud data. Based in part on voxel technology from Octree Corporation, AIMS will enter beta testing later this summer and is slated for release this fall. The company will host a workshop June 26-27 in Galveston, TX to launch beta testing of AIMS and to implement its partner program for service providers. Contact White at +1 713-715-6971 for details.
April 26, 2006