January 18, 2005

Laser Scanning Update

NIST to host LADAR Performance Evaluation Workshop II, March 15-16, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will conduct a 1-1/2 day workshop on March 15-16, 2005 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA for 3D laser scanning manufacturers, end-users and researchers. The purpose of the meeting is threefold: (1) to develop definitions and standard terminology for the industry, (2) to determine what measurements and levels of accuracy are required by the industry to evaluate system performance, (3) to develop a set of artifacts for use at NIST’s performance evaluation facility. 

We laud NIST for taking up this mission and believe that this kind of work is essential to allow customers to make objective, meaningful comparisons of laser scanning specifications and technical performance criteria.

For more details about how to participate and to obtain a detailed agenda, contact Gerry Cheok at NIST. If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to contribute, contact me with your suggestions; I will attend the meeting.

AVEVA signs technical alliance with Z+F to link PDMS and LFM

AVEVA Group plc informs us that it has signed an agreement with Z+F UK to develop an interface between AVEVA’s 3D plant design system PDMS and Z+F’s point cloud data server LFM. According to John Sanins, head of Plant Design for AVEVA, the interface will allow PDMS users to navigate point cloud data from LFM inside the PDMS environment as well as perform clash detection between point cloud data and PDMS geometry. This agreement rounds out agreements AVEVA made last year to integrate PDMS with solutions from BitWyse Solutions, Leica Geosystems HDS, Quantapoint and Trimble. AVEVA says it will demonstrate a prototype of the PDMS/LFM interface later this month and ship a production version later in the spring.

BitWyse hires vice president of sales Ken Dooley

Bitwyse Solutions, Inc. announced today it has hired Ken Dooley as Vice President of Sales reporting to Mark Klusza, CEO. Dooley was formerly regional sales director for Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. Previously Dooley held senior sales, marketing and management positions for Applied Geographics, Advanced Visual Systems, Intergraph Corporation and Schlumberger.

Quantapoint selects C&C Estudios y Proyectos to focus on Mexican business development

Quantapoint, Inc., one of the world’s most experienced providers of as-built data using laser scanning, announced last week that it has selected C&C Estudios y Proyectos, S.A. de C.V as its representative to lead the company’s business development efforts in Mexico. C&C principals Gustavo Candiani and Oscar Casanova will be responsible for Quantapoint’s foray into the Mexican process and power markets. geovisit();

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