- By Kyra Davis
- Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 12:00AM
By Daniel Watkeys.
It's not only about being able to buy or hire the best survey equipment, is it? We know that it's equally as important to your business to have the support of someone who knows how to use it. At Opti-cal, we keep a close relationship with manufacturers to understand exactly how products work.
With new equipment coming out all the time, we like to keep on top of things by visiting the manufacturers. On this occasion, it was time to explore the possibilities of the Leica:Pegasus backpack. They work in Italy… but then sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth! Stuart Nash, our Laser Scanning Business Development Manager and I spent 2 days digging into the inner workings of the backpack and the processing software behind it.
A big thanks to Valerio and the chaps at Leica’s M3D support for passing on their knowledge. It was an enlightening two days (mostly sitting in a darkened room drinking strong espresso).
The Pegasus backpack system and indeed the Pegasus Ultimate 2 system is available for hire from your nearest branch and we stand ready to assist you through your first successful project.
About the Leica Pegasus: Backpack
This award-winning wearable reality capture sensor platform combines five cameras and two LiDAR profilers with an ultra-light carbon fibre chassis. It enables extensive and efficient indoor or outdoor documentation at precise level of accuracy, with a 360 degree view.
This unique mobile mapping solution is for rapid and regular reality capture. It is completely portable, enabling it to be checked in as luggage on a flight.
The Pegasus:Backpack makes progressive professional BIM documentation a reality. It synchronises imagery and point cloud data, thus assuring complete documentation of structures. By using SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) technology and a high precision IMU, it ensures accurate positioning with GNSS outages.
The backpack will be coming to our website soon, but for more information please call us: 0330 678 0181.