Sunnyvale, Calif., March 25, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that BSF Swissphoto has deployed the Trimble® AX60 airborne LIDAR system for aerial imaging in its fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters. BSF Swissphoto will use the system as part of its geodata services portfolio for various wide area and corridor mapping applications.
“After evaluating a variety of airborne LIDAR systems, we selected the Trimble AX60 system for its rugged and compact design, quick installation and reliable system calibration and high-resolution camera,” said Roland Stengele, CEO of BSF Swissphoto. “Most importantly, it’s an integrated system that allows us to collect data more efficiently and accurately at even higher altitudes with consistent point distribution, making it an ideal solution for providing service in mountainous and topographically challenging areas.”
About the Trimble AX60 System
The Trimble AX60 is a versatile airborne imaging system combining a powerful LIDAR with a high-resolution camera that can be operated at up to 15,500 feet above ground level (AGL), which meets the requirements for most aerial survey projects such as wide area mapping, corridor mapping and remote sensing. Together with integrated flight planning and analysis software tools, the platform has been specifically designed as an end-to-end solution that provides enhanced mission flexibility, rapid and efficient point cloud capture, excellent resolution, in-service reliability and high-productivity workflows. The Trimble AX60 can be installed on either fixed wing or rotary aircraft. Pairing the AX60 with Trimble’s Inpho® suite of photogrammetry and LIDAR processing software provides a complete solution for customers looking to deliver high quality results for a variety of geospatial applications. For more information, visit Trimble AX60.
About BSF Swissphoto
BSF Swissphoto is a Swiss-German company with a rich tradition in the geodata industry, organized in three business units: 3D-Mapping, Engineering Surveying and Consulting. The company has 60 highly qualified employees at three locations in Switzerland (Regensdorf) and in Germany (Berlin, Pasewalk). It owns interests in Studio Meier SA, Minusio (Switzerland), Mercator Kart AS, Bergen (Norway) as well as in BSF Swissphoto LLC (US). As a member of Swissphoto Group, BSF Swissphoto offers a comprehensive and complex portfolio of geodata services—both in its domestic markets in Switzerland and Germany as well as in the rest of Europe, in Africa, and in the Americas. For more information, visit: www.bsf-swissphoto.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com