Topcon releases new 3D laser scanner

By on 20 January, 2015

Topcon GLS-2000 laser scanner

Topcon Positioning Group has released the newest edition to its GLS line of laser scanners — the GLS-2000.  Featuring an expanded field of view, the GLS-2000 is designed to pair with ScanMaster v3.0 software for quickly capturing and processing 3D point cloud data.

“The GLS-2000 is the fastest and most versatile scanning system in its class,” said Charles Rihner, vice president for the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “With a scan range of more than 350 metres, the GLS-2000 is capable of accurately capturing long-distance measurements in applications where access is limited due to safety or logistics concerns.”

Heath Low, scanning systems product manager for Topcon’s Australian distributors, Position Partners, said that the GLS-2000 is a true survey-grade instrument. “We have conducted a series of field tests with the GLS-2000 and its performance is outstanding,” he said. “Not only is the scanner fast and accurate, but it also comes with a number of unique features that give you a more professional and precise data set, including multiple focal length settings, dual internal digital cameras and 360 degree full-dome scanning.”

Using Topcon Precise Scan Technology II, the GLS-2000 is designed to emit pulse signals three times faster than earlier models. “Using faster pulse signals enables timing to be detected more precisely, which results in reduced noise and higher-accuracy data,” added Rihner.

“With the on-board control software, scanning can simply be started with the touch of a button. Even entry-level users can intuitively operate the GLS-2000 that comes complete with a colour graphical display,” said Rihner.

Additional features include user selectable Class 3R or 1M laser and an exclusive laser plummet function that measures instrument height with a one-touch operation. The GLS-2000 allows you to utilise your current survey prisms for control, streamlining your field work.

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