Companies leverage expertise for civil engineering and military
OTTAWA, April 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Neptec Design Group a leader in
intelligent 3D vision systems for military, manufacturing and aerospace
applications, today announced its partnership with Terrapoint Canada Inc.
("Terrapoint"), a provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data for
civil engineering applications. The partnership will provide each company with
the ability to enhance its product offerings in its respective fields,
generating new intelligent scanning systems. Though the companies work in
different industries, the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) recognized the
similarities in the technology and brought the two companies together.
Under the terms of the joint collaboration agreement, Neptec will support
further development of Terrapoint's terrestrial LiDAR system, TiTAN(TM), with
analytical software algorithms. TiTAN(TM) is a dynamic digital 360 degree 3D
data acquisition system providing users with the ability to quickly compile
LiDAR and visual information in challenging environments. Used in civil
engineering applications, TiTAN(TM) is used to overcome engineering challenges
such as urban canyons, limited access, and flight-exclusion zoning. The
partnership will enable Terrapoint to provide its clients with a
comprehensive, highly automated analysis of this rich 3D dataset.
"This partnership is a great example of how similar technologies in
different market sectors can unite to generate innovative technologies which
enable us to provide new solutions for our clients," said James Ferguson,
President, Terrapoint. "Neptec is well-known for its sophisticated algorithms
and we expect the integration of that intelligence will allow us to
significantly improve the quality and speed of delivery of the products we are
able to serve to our customers."
In turn, Neptec will license the technology that underlies the TiTAN(TM)
sensor system and produce a vehicle mounted 3D LiDAR scanning system for the
military and security markets. "Militaries are starting to tap into the
potential of accurate 3D models - especially in urban terrain. We are excited
about combining a sensor like TiTAN(TM) with our expertise in processing 3D
information. We think this will be a truly unique solution," said Iain
Christie, Director of Business Development, Neptec. "We expect this
partnership to enable both of our companies to expand our horizons and provide
unique products that will benefit both industries."
About The Ontario Centres of Excellence
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. drives the commercialization of
cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of
tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE also
fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and
entrepreneurs, and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities,
colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments.
Celebrating 20 years of innovation in 2007, OCE's five Centres work in
communications and information technology, earth and environmental
technologies, energy, materials, and manufacturing and photonics.
Terrapoint Canada Inc (a wholly owned subsidiary of Pulse Data Inc.
(PSD:TSX)) operates the largest fleet of LiDAR systems in North America. The
company provides geo-spatial solutions and information to service energy,
environmental, land development and transportation clients throughout North
America and internationally. With more than 20 years of experience, three
regional offices and over 500 successful LiDAR projects to its credit,
Terrapoint is the preferred subcontractor to many. Terrapoint's principal
mandate is to provide its clients with high value, high quality, cost
effective and timely geospatial solutions using innovative techniques and
technologies. For more information please visit www.terrapoint.com
Specializing in intelligent machine vision systems, Neptec maintains a
reputation of quality and reliability in the design, manufacturing,
installation and support of its products with the Space Shuttle, International
Space Station, and other major space programs. With new solutions for the
aerospace and defense industries, Neptec, a NASA prime contractor, continues
to be a pioneer in the innovative use of intelligent 3D machine vision systems
for mission critical applications. For more information please visit
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