Lidar-based security solutions

Quanergy Systems, a provider of 3D lidar sensors and perception software, will be distributing its Q-Guard smart security solutions in South Africa through Duxbury Networking. The complete lidar-based security system for perimeter fence monitoring and intrusion detection enables real-time 3D mapping, object detection, tracking and classification. Simulating a virtual fence, it reinforces perimeter security for […]

Modular 3D machine control excavation system

Topcon Positioning Group’s new 3D machine control system, the X-53x, is designed to offer a faster, modular and upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation. The system features fully-integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the boom, stick and bucket at all times, as well as the MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models […]

Integration advances document management

Topcon Positioning Group announced that the Magnet Enterprise software system has been updated to expand integration with Autodesk solutions through a new Autodesk BIM 360 cloud connection. The integration with BIM 360 is designed to allow Magnet Enterprise operators to manage 2D plans, 3D models, and any other project documents in the BIM 360 or […]

Field solutions for land and construction surveying

Trimble announced its TSC7 Controller, a field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. It was designed based on customer feedback and provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a 7” sunlight readable touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Front and rear-facing cameras allow users to conduct video conferences with their […]

Drone for underground mines

Mining Technology Suppliers (MTS) has obtained the rights to distribute an underground mobile scanning system in South Africa. At the core of the system is the lightweight V-Scan3D laser scanner and Clickmox Solutions’ simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology. SLAM makes it possible to produce a scanned map in GPS deprived areas using information from […]

Integrating geotechnical engineering and digital workflows

Bentley Systems has acquired both Plaxis, a provider of geotechnical software, and soil engineering software provider SoilVision. The acquisitions, with the company’s existing borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete source for geotechnical professionals. It also allows BIM advancements can be extended to the essential subsurface engineering of every […]

Construction software enhances design capabilities

AutoCAD recently got its big batch of 2019 upgrades. Among the new set of updates were made the its Industry Collections, which combines Autodesk’s most powerful software in simple packages. Subscribing to a “collection” is a good way to get the most value out of company’s software because it connects the whole design-to-production workflow specific […]