Velodyne, BoE Systems partner on UAV lidar

November 21, 2017  - By
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Velodyne LiDAR is partnering with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D lidar sensors into BoE Systems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.

With this integration, BoE Systems provides full 360° imaging of geography and equipment for a multitude of industries with a critical need for quick, safe and accurate aerial inspections, including transportation, utilities, telecommunications/infrastructure, construction, aggregate, forestry and agriculture.

BoE Systems acquires imaging data, processes it, and works with customers for tailored analysis and inspection reports, allowing them to address immediate and future needs and compliance issues.

In addition, BoE Systems’ proprietary hardware and software integrations provide digital maps with a level of detail that allows for the development of highly accurate flood models, drainage analysis, building information modeling (BIM), contour mapping and more.

“UAV mapping is a nascent industry that has quickly evolved with the adoption of lidar sensor technology,” said Mike Jellen, president and chief commercial officer, Velodyne LiDAR. “With BoE Systems’ integration of Velodyne’s advanced VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE sensors, the result is an incredibly valuable service that quickly and accurately maps geography and equipment to save customers critical man-hours, cost, and effort.”

“BoE Systems’ hardware and software integrations leverage cutting edge technology like Velodyne’s VLP-16 lidar sensors to produce highly accurate three-dimensional environmental models for industry professionals,” said Jason Littrell, president, BoE Systems. “Those professionals appreciate that our systems can do the job quickly, safely, accurately, and without breaking the bank.”

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.