New metric camera and aerial systems

Phase One Industrial launched its iXM-RS metric camera series and new aerial systems. The iXM-RS150F camera is full frame, 150 MP and available in RGB and achromatic models. Its ultra-high-resolution backside illuminated CMOS sensor, fast capture speed (2 fps) and enhanced light sensitivity enable increased productivity in a wide range of aerial image acquisition projects. […]

Drone company secures mining contracts

Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the international Delta Drone Group, has renewed its contract with South African mining giant, Exxaro Resources Group. The drone company will provide survey and mapping solutions to the Grootegeluk site in the Limpopo Province as part of the mining company’s plan to evolve towards the “digitised mine of the future”, where […]

Drones as engineering value-adding tools

The infrastructure advisory and engineering consultancy, Aurecon, is only months away from obtaining its Remote Operators Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, at which point it will start using its drones on selected projects. The consultancy’s squadron of drones will be used a value-adding tool on projects to enhance its service offering. […]

GNSS receiver enhancements drive field productivity

Trimble has launched a new model of its premium GNSS receiver, the R10 Model 2 GNSS System. Designed to help surveyors in various industries work more effectively and productively, the receiver enables reliable, fast and accurate collection of survey data in the field. New enhancements include the advanced custom Trimble survey GNSS ASIC with 672 […]

Rope access and drone combo for maintenance

Skyriders has carried out routine inspections of two smokestacks and one cooling tower using a combination of rope access and drones for client Dundee Precious Metals at the Tsumeb Namibia mining operation. The drones completed a general internal visual inspection, followed by detailed visual inspection and core sampling by a six-person rope-access team. The deliverable […]

New class of lidar solves scalability and performance issues

Baraja unveiled its Spectrum-Scan Lidar, which uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create quality data and clarity of vision for autonomous vehicles. This new category of lidar pairs wavelength-tuneable laser with prism-like optics to address scalability, reliability and performance issues that have challenged automakers, rideshares and tech behemoths as they race toward […]

Mining software expands into Ghana

Mining software solutions and services provider Micromine Africa attended the West African Mining and Power Expo (WAMPEX) in Ghana, where it introduced its software solutions to the mining industry in West Africa in particular. The company continues to increase its footprint on the continent. Micromine 2018 has been developed to adapt to mining operations as […]

Adding accuracy to mobile data capturing

Leica Geosystems has partnered with GeoPal to support high accuracy asset data capture for utility professionals within the GeoPal mobile workforce management solution. With increased regulatory pressure on utilities to provide more accurate location data and asset records, the Leica Zeno GG04 Plus smart antenna is now seamlessly supported by GeoPal to provide high accuracy […]

Enterprise resource solutions company rebrands

Softworx has been Infor’s Master Partner in Africa since 2014. While Softworx has effectively represented Infor in Africa, Infor seeks to increase market share from 1% to 5% by 2020, and is re-energising its channel partner programme across the IMEA Region. The strategic decision has been made to rebrand Softworx as EOH Infor Services, effective […]