Terrestrial lidar and UAV aerial triangulation for open pit mines

  Say what you will about the past few years, it has produced some useful tools for the surveyor. First, lidar technology made it possible to collect high-density 3D data with spectacular speed, so that now almost any surveyor can afford a terrestrial lidar scanner. This has created a large new market as customers find […]

Improving loss testing efficiencies through enhanced OLTS abilities

  An optical loss test set (OLTS) is a well-known device for its advantages in speed and accuracy over the more conventional light source and power meter. This makes the OLTS a great fit for applications with high fibre counts such as fibre to the home (FTTH) passive optical networks (PONs), structured cabling and data […]

Corona discharge detection using an ultraviolet imaging camera

  By using a high sensitivity ultraviolet radiation receiver, corona and ultraviolet radiation can be recorded to evaluate equipment condition through data processing and analysis. With the likely future increase in power demand and expansion of the grid, failures on high voltage equipment could increase the necessity for more preventative maintenance actions. Distribution equipment in […]

Optical fibre splicing pivotal to installation

  Fusion splicers have been around for almost 40 years now and arc fusion splicing plays a pivotal role in the installation of modern fibre networks and fibre to the home (FTTH). Typical optical fibre is constructed with a core made of doped silica and a cladding made of pure silica, having a less refractive […]

Thermal imaging solutions improve accuracy

  Thermal imaging camera manufacturers consistently stretch the possibilities of technology to offer better image quality to make it easier for users to interpret their findings. This article explains how new thermal imaging features improve accuracy and interpretation of results. Features like UltraMax resolution, multi-spectral dynamic imaging (MSX) and infrared guided measurement (IGM) are technologies […]

Getting the calibration you need

  If your organisation is like most technology companies, test equipment is an important part of ensuring the quality and performance of your end products. One of the fundamental values of test equipment is the confidence you gain from the measurements – and the pass/fail decisions – they produce. The source of that confidence is […]