Tetra Tech Expands Their RIEGL Mobile LiDAR Fleet as their new VMX-2HA Increases Their Reach on the West Coast

Tetra Tech Picking up their new VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System.

Left to right: Shawn Wilson-Tetra Tech LiDAR Project Manager, Tanner Dutton-RIEGL USA Customer Success Manager, Bret Bienkowski-Tetra Tech Mobile Mapping Survey Manager, Joshua France-RIEGL USA Mobile Division Manager, and Johannes Riegl, Jr.-RIEGL USA President.

Tetra Tech has been utilizing RIEGL LiDAR since 2019 for the high precision and efficiency it provides, and they have now added another Mobile unit to their portfolio, the RIEGL VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping System. This addition to their fleet of 3D technology in the Geomatics Division expands their scope of work on the West Coast due to increasing project demand in that region.  

Bret Bienkowski, Tetra Tech Mobile Mapping Survey Manager stated: “As Tetra Tech continues to expand our operations on the West Coast, the need for an additional Mobile System is evident now more than ever.”

As a leading global provider of consulting and engineering services, Tetra Tech relies on RIEGL technology to provide innovative technical solutions to their clients. The combination of RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM hardware paired with the robustness and ease of registration with the software, RiSCAN PRO and RiPROCESS, allows for continuing advancement in their workflows.

RIEGL USA’s Mobile Division Manager stated: “Tetra Tech’s addition of the VMX-2HA to their mobile collection systems will enable them to meet the needs of their Western based clients, especially with their large area collections.”  

RIEGL VMX-2HA joined by already owned custom VUX-1HA22 dual head mobile mapping system fitted to vehicles with the Tetra Tech and RIEGL Team.

On the road with Current and Upcoming Projects

Tetra Tech has seen continuous growth in their project portfolios that are requesting Mobile mapping solutions. From DOT projects throughout the country to large scale municipal projects, the value of mobile mapping data collection is becoming more and more widespread. They currently have mobile mapping projects going on in 4 states locally and 2 projects out of the country that they are using their platforms to support.

Tetra Tech driving on to their next project with new RIEGL system in hand.

“Tetra Tech’s project portfolio is growing from a mobile mapping perspective, on both small-scale LiDAR collections and large-scale deployments. The use of our rapid deploying system has given success to the need for more long-standing projects.” Stated Shawn Wilson, Tetra Tech LiDAR Project Manager.

Future growth and amplifying possibilities

With LiDAR, the possibilities are endless and RIEGL strives to push the needle further in technological advancements every day. Tetra Tech’s investments into their equipment portfolio highlights how they are prioritizing client needs and ensuring the best possible data collections on projects to the West Coast and beyond. The future is bright for developing ever growing opportunities for Tetra Tech and RIEGL’s continuing innovation in 3D.

About the RIEGL VMX-2HA

This high accuracy survey-grade mobile mapping system provides users with the ability to collect 3.6 million points a second and keep spacing between lines under 5 inches at 70mph. This complete system allows for unrivaled imagery quality to be collected for many applications at once or permission requirement. A smooth workflow and high-quality results make data from the VMX-2HA an instant request from engineers and surveyors worldwide.

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.  

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science® to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and international development. With 27,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. 


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