Toronto, February 28, 2007: Optech Incorporated is pleased to announce the sale of two additional ALTM 3100EA systems to Terrapoint Canada/USA Inc. This latest purchase by Terrapoint will bring the total number of Optech ALTM 3100EA systems in their fleet to three, making the Houston-Calgary-Ottawa based firm one of the largest lidar operators in the world, and certainly the largest lidar firm based in the Americas.
“We’re delighted that Terrapoint has chosen to purchase not one, but two additional ALTM 3100EA systems,” says Don Carswell, President of Optech Incorporated. “In the past Terrapoint actually manufactured their own lidar sensors. Having a group so intimately involved in lidar, choose to purchase an ALTM, rather than produce one of their own sensors, is a compliment that any manufacturer would be pleased to receive. With Terrapoint’s purchase of their third ALTM 3100EA, this compliment becomes even more powerful.”
“The positive experience we had in 2006 with our initial ALTM3100EA drove the decision to purchase the additional systems, ” says James Ferguson, President of Terrapoint Canada. “Our vision is to become a “Top 3” firm in the provision of high quality, high value geospatial solutions, and this acquisition brings us closer to that goal. We can now service our growing client base with a current total of eight multi-range and multi-use lidar sensors, as well as allowing us to embark on initiatives such as WestMap Canada – the largest and most ambitious high resolution geo-information data acquisition program in the world.”
About Optech Incorporated
Optech is the global leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. The company offers client driven solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, 3D laser imaging, space-based atmospheric monitoring, space-borne landing/docking systems, mine cavity monitoring systems and industrial process control equipment.
With offices in Houston, Calgary, and Ottawa, Terrapoint is one of the premiere lidar providers in the world. The firm has provided lidar and other digital mapping services for clients in over 40 countries for more than 20 years. Terrapoint’s primary focus is to find solutions that fit client needs, and to continue to build on their reputation for meeting and exceeding client demands in the delivery of high quality, high value geospatial information.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Sales Manager, Canada and Latin America
300 Interchange Way
Canada L4K 5Z8
Tel: (905) 660-0808
Fax: (905) 660-0829
James Ferguson, President
Terrapoint Canada Inc.
1 Antares Drive, Suite 140
Canada K2E 8C4
Tel: (613) 820-4545
Fax: (613) 820-9772