Trimble will distribute Peck Tech’s uGPS Rapid Mapper™ system, a new laser-based mobile mapping and surveying system used in underground mines. It can be deployed as a standalone underground mapping system or can be integrated with Trimble’s underground Mine Information System. The announcement was made at the 2015 SME Annual Mining Conference and Expo last week.Applications for uGPS Rapid Mapper include development pick-ups, volumetric analyses and shaft scanning in underground mines. uGPS Rapid Mapper uses sophisticated mapping and filtering algorithms to provide accurate, georeferenced 3D point cloud data faster than conventional mapping methods.uGPS Rapid Mapper can be installed on any underground vehicle to generate point cloud data at normal operating speeds. Data is accessible via downloadable Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB memory devices and is easily imported to a wide variety of third-party software. uGPS Rapid Mapper is brand neutral to mining equipment and software for mounting on any underground mobile equipment. It can also be integrated with Trimble or third-party software applications and information systems.The uGPS Rapid Mapper adds underground mobile mapping capabilities to Trimble’s solutions portfolio and extends its Connected Mine™ approach for mining companies to have one trusted source of information for decision support across global surface and underground operations.“Mines are increasingly looking for new technology that offers accurate and highly efficient solutions that help them react faster to their dynamic physical as well as economic environments,” said Nathan Pugh, Business Area Director of Trimble’s Mining Division. “uGPS Rapid Mapper extends our mapping and surveying solutions to underground mining where customers will be able to quickly harvest, process and use this data for better overall decision making.”“uGPS Rapid Mapper is poised to revolutionize the underground mine surveying process,” said Jonathan Peck, President and CEO of Peck Tech. “Trimble’s global distribution network can accelerate implementation of this technology worldwide.”Peck Tech Consulting is dedicated to providing innovative technology solutions to clients to improve safety, maximise productivity and minimize costs. As an established leader in the mining industry, the company has an in-depth understanding of technology applications in mining and uses these requirements to solve defined problems and provide innovative solutions.Trimble’s Mining Division is transforming the way mines work by combining mining expertise, spatial technology leadership, business analytics, decision support and visualization tools. The portfolio includes mine information systems, remote sensing and imaging devices, positioning infrastructure and high-precision applications. These capabilities provide the framework for a Connected Mine, an integrated and complete view of all data from geospatial, temporal, mine and plant production, fleet management, workforce and cost sources to improve and accelerate operational and strategic decision making.
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