RIEGL Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

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For Immediate Release: April 5, 2018

Jillian Kreider

Communications Specialist, RIEGL USA




RIEGL Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards


Awards ceremony at XPONENTIAL in Denver, May 1


ARLINGTON, Va. RIEGL has been named as a finalist in the Inspection/Mapping & Surveying category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). RIEGL was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Tuesday, May 1 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting edge technology in unmanned, airborne, mobile, terrestrial, and industrial laser scanning solutions.

The sensor that has been nominated for this prestigious award is the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV, a survey-grade accuracy LiDAR offering an increased number of returns per laser pulse in a small form-factor to expand the advantage and flexibility for UAS operations throughout the world. The reduced price point enables the surveying and mapping industries the ability to work with precise LiDAR.

The miniVUX-1UAV is ideally suited for an assortment of unmanned scanning applications such as the measurement of snowy and icy terrain, precision agriculture and forestry, archaeology and cultural heritage, construction site monitoring, and landslide monitoring. With its compact size and optimized laser wavelength, the sensor gives the market ample prospects to expand into new fields, applications, and business opportunities.

“The unmanned systems industry is innovating at an incredible rate and creating tremendous benefits for our economy, lifestyle and society,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “The AUVSI XCELLENCE awards give us a chance to recognize the companies and individuals who are propelling the industry into the future.”

XPONENTIAL offers a broad-based and balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights, ranging from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases and best practices across vertical markets and everything in between. The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry, including individuals and organizations, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing technology, leading and promoting safe operations, and developing programs that use unmanned systems to improve the human condition.

“It’s an honor for RIEGL to be among the finalists for this inaugural award”, states My-Linh Truong, ULS / UAS Segment Manager at RIEGL USA. “Technology Innovation is our core focus. The miniVUX-1UAV was a powerful response to address the increase in demand for high performance sensors and systems as the UAS marketplace expands exponentially.”

For media registration for XPONENTIAL, click here or contact Tom McMahon at tmcmahon@auvsi.org. For more information about XPONENTIAL and the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards, visit xponential.org.


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RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for almost 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

RIEGL’s various 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing “Innovation in 3D” for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria, main offices in the USA, Japan, and China, and by a worldwide network of representatives covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa.



The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)—the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics—represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit AUVSI.org.


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