From millimeter to sub-millimeter relative accuracy in the data output,
you can choose the necessary field-of-view, standoff distance and depth-of-field
required depending on your choice of lenses and processing settings.
+ VI software for pre-flight planning, AutoNav, QC, filtering, rotation, geotagging and automation with Bentley Context Capture via .api and customer’s Bentley Context Capture license.
Maintenance costs are 30% of purchase price per year for full Hardware and Software maintenance and support. Includes full replacement of gimbal, motors, camera body reconditioning and calibration of system; as well as all updates and continued licensing of the VI software necessary for operation.
36-month Leases starting at $3,495/month for the Inertial RTK and $3,995 for the Applanix PPK system, all-inclusive of turnkey system and maintenance and support included for 3 years.
If you choose to use your own M600 or other drone capable of carrying 4.5kg, then the lease price starts at $2,950/month, all-inclusive of the hardware, software, annual maintenance and support for 36-months.
Customer can choose their own UAS.
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Customers can utilize the images as 2D or 3D images where 2D would represent either a single image and/or using an orthomosaic map to view an area from above in two dimensions and 3D would include using either a point cloud or mesh model for gaming-like emersion.
Each 128GB card can hold approximately six thousand images or one hour and forty minutes if taking images once per second.
The MACS 3D ARRAY is mainly sold configured to a DJI M600, although it is truly drone agnostic. When carried by the M600, the drone can safely maintain twenty-two minutes of flight with newer batteries, and between twelve to fourteen minutes with an older set (> 100 charges).
This is dependent upon the GSD (Ground Sample Distance) required by the flight. If we take a flight @ 400 feet AGL (Above Ground Level), the following would be our capture area assuming and image is taken every two seconds with both cameras to the side of each other (a wider landscape or “mapping mode”): (A) 85mm on both cameras yield a GSD of 3mm and the sensor can image 6 acres in a single 22 minute flight (B) 55mm on both cameras yield a GSD of 5mm and the sensor can image 14 acres in a single 22 minute flight (C) 35mm on both cameras yield a GSD of 8mm and the sensor can image 39 acres in a single 22 minute flight.
The MACS 3D ARRAY is outfitted with two eight-five millimeter, two fifty-five millimeter, and two thirty-five millimeter lenses.
The MACS 3D ARRAY is configurable such that the cameras can be one on top of the other (a narrow portrait or “tower mode”) or it can be configured where the tow cameras are both to the side of each other (a wider landscape or “mapping mode”)
It depends upon GSD.
The MACS 3D ARRAY comes standard with a maintenance agreement that allows for instant access to our fully staffed help hot-line. This hot-line is staffed 24 hours and can answer and assist with any type of question.
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The maintenance program provides a “no questions asked” repair policy on the sensor and drone. Once a ticket is processed, a new sensor with the drone will be shipped out overnight express and the broken unit can be packed and shipped in the same container the very next day.
The maintenance cost is $15,000 a year for the system. This includes an exchange of new cameras, gimbals and drone once a year.
The MACS 3D ARRAY can yield a 2cm absolute accuracy with the aid of GCPs using the Inertial Sense GPS. With the Trimble Applanix GPS, the MACS 3D ARRAY can achieve a 2cm absolute accuracy even without GCPs.
The best relative accuracy is a function of 2-3.5 times the GSD. For example a GSD of 0.8mm will yield a relative accuracy between 1.6 – 3.6mm.
We typically fly as close as 13m from the tower in order to achieve sub-millimeter relative accuracy.
We typically receive GSDs of between 0.8 – 2.0mm on a cell tower inspection.
Yes, however we suggest that the 55mm lens be put on the VI1 camera (bottom camera) so that the auto navigation can compute the best flight profile.
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This depends upon the number of images and the GSD. On a 100ft tower it typically takes 24-48 hours to receive a product from our online cluster services. A 200ft tower may take 30-52 hours and a 400ft tower can take as long as 48-72 hours.
Yes, any SW that can read or use geotagged imagery
It varies on the size/number of images but ~ 100GB for 100ft tower
Yes, the data is created in industry standard data formats for ingest to COTS platforms
Yes, we provide processing as a service
Visual Intelligence provides a two-day training course for new pilots at our facility in Houston, Texas at no charge to the customer. We can also do on-site training at a cost of $1500 per student (plus travel) at your facility.
Training typically only takes 2 days.
We will teach a student how the system works from end-to-end. The training starts by discussing the configurations, menu system and pilot interface. Once the basics have been covered, we begin training on the M600 to ensure the pilot has a firm understanding about the aircraft. The last portion of the training involves an end-to-end discussion of the product workflow with the auto-navigation system.
Typically we suggest 200 hours of drone flight time with DJI or similar aircrafts and a minimum of 10 hours on the M600 or similar model.
We work with partners globally, including services firms, system integrators, resellers,
technology and solution providers and any organization
that can benefit from the application of millimeter-class data.