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NavVis launches 2nd gen mapping tech

by Liam Turner
A person wearing the second generation NavVis mobile mapping device

NavVis has launched the second generation of its flagship VLX mobile mapping system.

This second iteration is both lighter and more robust than its predecessor, according to the company.

The VLX second generation is also said to be better suited to outdoor environments such as construction sites.

The device itself is held together by a carbon-fibre frame.

Added grips and redesigned shoulder pads make the device more comfortable to handle and operate, according to NavVis.

The new VLX is powered by simultaneous localisation and mapping technology, which allows for “survey-grade accuracy”.

The new VLX also integrates with Ivion, NavVis’s platform for spatial data.

Georg Schroth, chief technology officer at NavVis, said: “Previously, we positioned our devices for indoor scanning, but since we launched the original NavVis VLX, we realised the need of our customers to mature the device towards real outdoor readiness.

“They asked, and we’ve delivered. With NavVis VLX seconnd generation, reality capture specialists can go anywhere the project requires, whether it’s a construction site or a refinery, a factory or an office.”

The new model will receive regular software updates, similar to that of the original VLX.

Deliveries are expected in Q3 2021.

Image: NavVis

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