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SCCS - The Survey Equipment Company
As the leading supplier of surveying equipment to the construction industry we will be showcasing and demonstrating some of the most innovative solutions and services we provide. This includes the latest MULTIROTOR Service Drone, GPS Echo Sounder, Machine Control Solutions, SCC Software and the new Amberg IMS 1000 Rail Trolley.
We look forward to welcoming you on stand G10.
Last week at the SPAR International Conference in Houston Texas, USA along with the announcement of the new Leica ScanStation family of scanners we also introduced several new Leica Geosystems HDS™ software product offerings. Leica JetStream Ultra-High Performance Point Cloud Project Server and TruView Global.
Leica JetStream provides the exhilaration of instantly opening and immersing yourself in laser scan point clouds -- with literally billions of points -- inside the world’s most popular CAD systems using Leica CloudWorx. Users will experience the new “All-the-points, All-the-time” capability while panning and zooming in real-time like never before. This product was literally greeted with applause when introduced at the SPAR product release party and the demos in the booth showed this product will be making a huge splash in the market when it ships later this quarter.
TruView Global introduces fast, easy, fun and effective methods of sharing your point cloud data anywhere, anytime. Users can drag and drop TruView projects into the cloud and connect their entire project ecosystems with no-install required, accessed from desktop and mobile platforms with shared markups and annotations, and more. They can also begin to truly develop a Content-as-a-Service business offering to leverage point cloud projects across town and across the globe.
You can learn more by reading the recent press releases which give a great overview of each of these new products:
- Leica JetStream press release here:
- Leica TruView Global press release here:
Orders & Availability
Leica JetStream and Leica TruView Global are scheduled for availability in Q2 2015.
- Leica JetStream press release here:
SCCS are pleased to announce the continuation of management for surveying equipment with Buckingham Group Contracting Limited.
Nick Smith, Head of Geomatics at Buckingham Group commented
”Buckingham Group Contracting are pleased to sign this fleet management agreement for a 4th year having experienced unrivalled customer support and technical advice across a wide spectrum of projects from SCCS since 2011. The service, calibration and delivery of all Buckingham Group Contracting owned equipment being efficiently managed by SCCS, alongside the provision of SCCS owned hire equipment, ensures our project teams can focus on delivering high quality projects without concerns about the surveying equipment being used.”
Drew Arscott, National Key Account Manager, SCCS commented
"I am delighted that SCCS are able to continue the support and services provided to Buckingham Group by SCCS.”
Fully automatic, instant, 360 degree panoramic imaging system delivering high resolution spherical images in seconds.
Designed for rapid 360º imaging, iSTAR is a panoramic camera that precisely captures 360º full spherical immersive images and high resolution panoramic data streams for efficient visual documentation of an environment.
KEY FEATURES OF ISTAR
- Rapid image capture: Capturing images take approx. 2 to 3 seconds
- Easy-to-use with one button push to operate Capture 360º still images and video
- Generates GIS map positions from captured images or video
- Seamless integration of images into third party applications
- Totally mobile: capture over 600 images on one charge using optional external battery.
- Automatic HDR
- 3 iSTAR models: Fusion for capturing still images, Pulsar for 360º video and IR for no light
- Live remote control with full immersive view from tablet PC over WiFI
- Fast “real-time” stitching of images
- Can be vehicle mounted or inverted for surveillance and remote monitoring
For more information click here http://www.sccssurvey.co.uk/istar-360-degree-rapid-imaging.html
Yet again SCCS are recognising technological developments in survey instrumentation. The need to remove your staff from hazardous areas, whilst improving productivity and accuracy are hot topics within the surveying and construction world, and what better way to do this than with UAV technology.
SCCS recently signed a distributor agreement with service-drone, giving SCCS the sole rights to distribute their products within the U.K. Service Drone are an innovative forward thinking company based in Germany. Their products allow for either autonomous or manual flight controls using in-house flight software.
The main advantages to flying this “copter” is that it allows for vertical take-off and landing and also allows you to take “static” imagery from a hovering position. (Held in position using on board GPS that navigates the flight-robot to an exact position in the air updating 512 times per second) The “Surveying Robot” enables a hardly conceivable measurement result of up to 1 mm ground resolution and equally unique flight stability at wind strengths of 10-15 meter per second.
Whilst in Germany, the SCCS team were lucky enough to witness a local company survey an aggregates quarry, which measured 12.0 Ha in area and was approximately 60m deep. This was conventionally surveyed with Leica GNSS receivers (Network RTK), taking the three company surveyors two days to complete the site work. The MULTIROTOR flight planning took 15mins in the office, the actual flight time was approx. 30mins and the final processing took approximately 3-4 hrs. The resulting end products/deliverables included a point cloud, decimated 3D triangulated DXF, a Google Earth Model KMZ file and an Orthophoto.
The system has many applications including bulk earthworks projects involving volumetric, progress surveys, topographic surveys of large areas and inspection surveys. On a basic level service drone provides a pictorial representation of site condition, and can be used to inspect Infrastructure which would normally need specialist manpower/equipment.
SCCS recently visited Sweden in a bid to further understand how Leica Machine Guidance and Control systems have developed and are now utilised in other countries. Leica Geosystems Sweden have a vast hire fleet of machine control solutions, with approximately 1000 individual systems being utilised in the western region alone.
Leica Machine Control command an 80% market share in Sweden, a business built on providing prompt response to technical queries and excellent customer relations.
These are also qualities which the SCCS Machine Control team take pride in. With their own fleet of 2D and 3D Machine Control Solutions for a broad spectrum of plant, the SCCS Machine Control team are able to offer the best solution to meet your site’s needs.
So far so good, the contractor has performed well over the past two and a half weeks. The main frame is completed and the first floor of placed concrete beams is well advanced.
With the cladding almost completed the works are on time and on budget...so far!
Paul MacArthur adds
"We are delighted with the contractor’s performance to date. They have maintained an exceptionally high standard of workmanship and are on program. We could not ask for more"
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