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RIEGL Wins the Member Choice Award at 2020 MAPPS Winter Conference

By Eric Van Rees - 26th January 2020 - 08:45

On January 21, 2020, it was announced that RIEGL won the Member Choice Award for the RIEGL VUX-240 lightweight UAV laser scanner in the Technology Innovation category at the 2020 MAPPS Winter Conference.

This now makes the second prestigious award to have been bestowed upon this innovative new system, following its prior win in the hardware category for the Wichmann INTERGEO Innovation Award at INTERGEO 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The MAPPS awards competition recognizes the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement that member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year.

”It is such an honor for RIEGL to be recognized by our peers in the MAPPS Organization for our continued innovation in advancing the development of efficient and dense LiDAR point clouds from a UAS LiDAR platform,” states My-Linh Truong, ULS / UAS Segment Manager for RIEGL USA. "The commercial industry has blossomed exponentially over the past few years, pushing the boundaries of performance expectations that RIEGL has gladly met. This award is a great appreciation of our efforts and we are happy to receive it,” added Philipp Amon, the Business Division Manager for Unmanned Laser Scan Systems at the RIEGL Headquarters in Austria.

The RIEGL VUX-240 is a lightweight airborne laser scanner, especially designed for use on UAS/UAV/RPAS and small manned airplanes and helicopters. With its wide field of view of 75 degrees and an extremely fast data acquisition rate of up to 1.8 MHz, the instrument is perfectly suited for high point density corridor mapping applications.

The development of the RIEGL VUX-240 further bridges the gap between unmanned and airborne project requirements. Having a solution available that can serve end-users operating in the mid-range between strictly unmanned and airborne projects will help to continue to build upon the ongoing successes of the aerial LiDAR industry, while strengthening the growth pattern of the UAS LiDAR industry.

RIEGL is thrilled to be honored as the recipient of the Member Choice MAPPS Award for the VUX-240!

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