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Kaarta Stencil Pro mobile mapping platform

Kaarta, Pittsburgh, Pa., has released the Stencil Pro, a professional-grade mobile mapping platform with high dimensional and visual fidelity.

Whether at a dig site, cave, or office, this multipurpose mobile mapping system scans, processes, and displays captured data in real time. It offers panoramic, high-definition 4K imagery and colorized point clouds. With robust surround-view perception in numerous light conditions, this system is optimized for both indoor and outdoor performance.

It features 32-line, high-density, low-noise lidar with a range of 120 meters (nearly 400 feet) and a data rate of 600,000 points per second.

IP65-rated, SLAM-capable for harsh environments

With an IP65 rating, the system is safeguarded against adverse elements, such as dirt, dust, fog, and rain, making it suitable for infrastructure mapping, earthworks, and other harsh environments. It is adaptable to many environments, capturing data amidst poor weather, dusty work environments, and below-ground cavities. It can also be mounted on vehicles.

Like all Kaarta systems, it has simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) capabilities, which means it operates in GNSS-denied areas, such as indoor, underground, under canopy, and in urban canyons. However, it also is geo-enabled for applications where the addition of a GNSS signal is highly beneficial.

The onboard GNSS and color cameras are integrated for real-time capture, optimizing collected data. According to the manufacturer, the advantage of absolute positioning and accuracy coupled with 360-degree imaging technologies produces a true color and a rich and robust point cloud. If a colorized point cloud is not required, or GNSS is not available, reliance on other sensors is seamless.

It integrates the Trimble BD-990 receiver, AV-28 antenna, and other third-party GNSS antennas. It supports positioning accuracy enhancements through live RTK/NTRIP processing as well as PPK corrections based on data provided by the NOAA CORS network or a user-supplied base station. GNSS positioning data is used to align and geo-register data, providing global accuracy and enhancing the fidelity of large-area scans and long, linear scan paths.

It is powered by either 100-240 VAC input (or 12V with an inverter) or using its two hot–swappable batteries, which last for up to three hours of scanning.

An intuitive user interface simplifies data capture and processing. Remote operation with a touchscreen monitor allows the system to be mounted on vehicles. When hand-carried, scan status can be started and stopped with the press of a button.

Kaarta | www.kaarta.com

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