RIEGL Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards



For Immediate Release: April 1, 2019
Jillian Kreider,  jkreider@rieglusa.com, (407) 248-9927 


RIEGL Announced as Finalist for


Awards ceremony at XPONENTIAL in Chicago, Apr. 30.


ARLINGTON, Va. RIEGL has been named as a finalist in the XCELLENCE in Innovation 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, Apr. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT at McCormick Place in Chicago.

RIEGL was nominated for their NEW RIEGL VUX- 240, a compact airborne laser scanner especially designed for use on UAS/UAV/RPAS, as well as small manned airplanes or helicopters. With its wide field of view of 75° and an extremely fast data acquisition rate of up to 1.8 MHz (1.5 MHz effective), this sensor is perfectly suited for high point density corridor mapping applications. The VUX- 240 is extremely well suited for BVLOS operation, due to features like 1 terabyte of internal storage and its lightweight design. Target markets and typical applications for the sensor include corridor mapping (power line, railway track, and pipeline inspection), topography in open- cast mining, surveying of urban environments, archaeology and cultural
heritage documentation, and agriculture & forestry.

“The rapid growth of the unmanned systems industry is reshaping our future by expanding business markets, providing consumers with innovative solutions and even saving lives,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “The XCELLENCE awards recognize companies and individuals who are achieving remarkable results with unmanned systems technology to benefit our communities.”

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.

“We are so pleased to be among the finalists for this award. It’s an honor for RIEGL to once again be recognized for our Technology Innovation,” states My-Linh Truong, ULS / UAS Segment Manager at RIEGL USA. “More and more, our customers are searching for ways to increase their ROI. The sUAS and manned aerial LiDAR capture capabilities of the VUX-240 meets that demand. In addition, with the increase in BVLOS development, the capabilities of the new VUX-240 is perfectly suited for LiDAR operations once the regulations have been established.”

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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About RIEGL:

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 over 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 out-standing 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.


About AUVSI:

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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