RIEGL VZ-600i Demonstration in Singapore

The RIEGL VZ-600i at the waterfront of Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Convention Center, with a view of the Merlion in front.

With the occasion of Geo Connect Asia 2023 taking place in Singapore on the 15th-16th March, 2023; Thomas Gaisecker, RIEGL Senior Manager International Sales, and Marcos Garcia, RIEGL Business Development Manager for the Asia Pacific region, together with the local team of experts from GPS Lands Singapore, conducted some sample projects with the brand new RIEGL VZ-600i Terrestrial Laser Scanner.

Potentially stormy weather was forecasted for this tropical island during this time period, but instead, very favorable conditions for LiDAR data acquisition were presented despite some harsh lighting conditions. Some strong lights and shadows allowed the scanner to make the most out of the three built-in cameras.

With the backdrop of the famous Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands hospitality and convention center, the scanner was put to the test to show its unique capabilities. The results are shown below.  

RIEGL VZ-600i scan data, acquired from about 800m range.

On the picture above, we analyzed data captured on an unknown surface at a range of about 800m. Without knowing the nature of the surface and its smoothness, the data provided a precision of under 10mm. This shows the incredible capabilities of the scanner, with very little noise at a very long range.

Gerry Ong, Founder and Managing Director at GPS Lands Singapore, stated: “Seeing is believing with the RIEGL VZ-600i. A lighter, faster, more robust terrestrial and now kinematic capable LiDAR sensor. Keep up the great innovation Team RIEGL. Ultimate LiDAR, indeed.”

Valuable feedback (find here the LinkedIn post of Gowtham Elan as an example) was received from the attendees of the demonstrations, as well as the visitors to GeoConnect, some of which were seeing a RIEGL scanner and workflow for the first time.

Lively rush at the RIEGL Geo Connect booth.

RIEGL VZ-600i: Filtering of dynamic objects.

A quick run through RiSCAN Pro allows for automatic filtering of dynamic objects, shown in the picture above. This allows RIEGL terrestrial scanners to work in almost any environment, increasing service providers efficiency, and delivering clean, accurate point clouds without the need for much interaction.

The RIEGL VZ-600i at Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel.

RIEGL VZ-600i point cloud data of the Fullerton Hotel (above) and the Merlion and the Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Photos published in this article have been taken by Eric Low Teh Yong, Snr Project Manager at GPS Lands (S) Pte Ltd.

About RIEGL:

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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