NEW White Paper: RIEGL V-Line Scanners for Permanent Monitoring Applications and Integration Capabilities into Customers Risk Management

In the context of climate change and the expansion of areas of urban settlement the demand for high-quality datasets as well as integration into risk management as an early warning system are increasing. RIEGL’s latest developments allow permanent laser scanning (PLS) installations in endangered areas and their integration into near real-time early warning systems.

This white paper presents the technology of RIEGL, its technical possibilities as well as its application in the context of permanent monitoring. In particular, the ability for user specific system integration by means of open system architecture based on software is shown. DMT GmbH & Co. KG has integrated the scanner into its DMT SAFEGUARD monitoring system based on these capabilities and can offer tailored solutions to customers in the mining and infrastructure sectors.

The open architecture of the RIEGL VZ-400i and VZ-2000i 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanners allows customizing the scanner for complex data acquisition and processing tasks by means of Python scripts and Python-based Apps. RIEGL’s proven online waveform processing technology ensures high quality data even under harsh environmental conditions. 24/7 system operation and fully remote system operation has been proven. Laser scan data is processed by integrated apps in real time on the scanner and final results are visualized via a web-viewer tool running on all standard web browsers.

Based on the example of DMT SAFEGUARD, it is shown that the scanner can be integrated in various applications, demonstrating its high degree of flexibility.

RIEGL & DMT-Group white paper

The white paper can be downloaded here.

About DMT-GmbH & Co.KG

DMT is a global engineering services and consultancy group with 280 years of experience. With 14 engineering and consulting companies at 30 locations around the world, we focus on the markets of plant and process engineering, infrastructure and civil engineering, and natural resources. The mission of DMT is to achieve excellence, performance and innovation in everything they do. Knowledge, digitalization, and globalization are the key to this.


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

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 Ultimate LiDARTM 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 and in the USA; main offices in, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and the UK; and a worldwide network of representatives.

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