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MDL to showcase OEM laser sensors for traffic management at Intertraffic 2014

MDL, part of Renishaw plc will be presenting its range of OEM laser sensors for traffic management at Intertraffic in Amsterdam from 25th to 28th March 2014, booth 05.119.

MDL design and manufacture a range of ruggedised time of flight OEM laser sensors and systems for use in harsh environments. Pencil beam, fanned beam and scanning laser variants allow for multiple traffic management applications including vehicle detection, red light violation, over-height detection, camera triggering, ANPR, vehicle profiling and many more.

Fanbeam put to good use in offshore wind sector

Offshore support vessels use a number of reference systems to maintain position, such as DGPS, radar, taut wire and laser technology, and some of the jack-up vessels have been utilising the Fanbeam laser radar during operations.

As was highlighted at RMM's European Dynamic Positioning Conference in June 2013 in London, Seajacks has been using MDL's Fanbeam system during the installation of foundations and transition pieces.

MDL to Showcase Cavity Monitoring Systems at ISM Germany

MDL, part of Renishaw plc will be presenting its range of industry leading ruggedised laser measurement systems at the XV International Mine Surveying Congress in Auchen, Germany from 16th to 20th September 2013. Particular focus will be on MDL's latest cavity monitoring systems including the VS150 Mk3 rugged underground laser scanner and the unique borehole deployable mine scanner C-ALS® Mk3.

Swathe Services Holds MBES and Laser Scanning Training Course

In January 2014 Swathe Services will be working with Hydrocharting to run a multi-beam echosounder and MDL laser scanning training course with QINSy software.The 5 day course will be held in Southampton starting on Monday 27th January and finishing on Friday 31st January. Training will be given by James Williams of Swathe Services and Jesper Højdal of Hydrocharting using SONIC 2020 and SONIC 2024 multi-beam echosounders alongside an MDL Dynascan laser scanning system, followed by data processing using QPS QINSy.

Corporate News Update

In November 2012, Renishaw plc completed a programme started in 2010 to acquire a 100% shareholding in Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL).

Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Renishaw develop innovative products that significantly advance their customers' operational performance - from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures. 

An article from LiDAR News on H2H using MDL's Dynascan and 3D data innovation

"I had a very interesting meeting with the folks at H2H in Troy, New York today. They are definitely pushing the envelope of 3D data innovation. Last week they used a boat equipped with a multibeam sonar and the Dynascan terrestrial scanner from MDL to document the as-found conditions of a number of locks on the Champlain Canal system..."

New laser measurement facility sold in multi-million pound deal

The biggest new research and development facility built in York, UK, in the last five years has been acquired by international engineering business Renishaw in a multi-million pound deal.

Gene Roe's article on pioneer Steve Ball

"It's always nice to receive an email from someone trying to be helpful. In this case it was from Dr. Paul Rivers, the Technical Director at Measurement Devices, Ltd., recommending his CEO Steve Ball for this column. I was surprised that I had not connected with Steve over the years, but that was my loss because as you will soon learn Steve Ball is as much a 3D industry pioneer as anyone I know."

Renishaw completes acquisition of laser measurement specialist

Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, has taken full ownership of Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), following the purchase of the remaining 34% shareholding for a cash payment of £4.5 million. The acquisition of the shares concludes an agreement reached in 2010, at which time Renishaw purchased an initial 29% stake in MDL, a UK-based business which designs and manufactures high speed laser measurement and surveying systems for use in extreme environments.

3D Laser Scanning, Helping Bring Games and Movies to Life

Laser scanning or Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is now common place in the film and gaming industry for pre-visualisation of scenes, or in post-production, to help create stunning CGI and visual special effects (VFX). The speed and accuracy of laser scanning allows for environments, sets, objects, and people to be captured in 3D to a high level of detail and precision, in a matter of minutes.

MDL Grows its South African Presence as Optron Announces Quarryman® Service Capabilities

In response to growing demand from the South African quarry and mining market, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) and Optron have teamed up to establish a product service and repair capability to enhance the service support offering to customers for MDL's Quarryman® 3D rock face profiler.

Laser scanning the Cliffs of Moher using vessel mounted mobile LiDAR

The Cliffs of Moher, located on the western seaboard of County Clare Ireland, are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean. The brief was to laser scan, prepare a 3D model and high definition video from the resultant point cloud data of a 2km section of the cliffs. As the cliff face is only accessible and visible by boat the biggest challenge for this project was how to laser scan from a moving platform and how to achieve sufficient resolution, coverage, and accuracy from a place of safety.

NOAA's Coastal Mapping Program Offers Huge Taxpayer Benefits, Report Says

Article says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Mapping Program saves taxpayers money, creates new jobs, and more.

"For every dollar American taxpayers spend on NOAA's National Geodetic Survey(NGS) Coastal Mapping Program, they receive more than $35 in benefits, according to a recent independent socio-economic scoping study."

Laser Technology Manufacturer MDL in New Offices as Growth Accelerates

Fast growing eye-safe laser measurement technology manufacturer and distributor, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), is expanding into new premises in York. MDL, which is increasing global annual sales by 60 per cent, is acquiring £3m additional premises next to its headquarters at Acer House, Hackness Road, Northminster Business Park.

Real-Time Simultaneous Precise 4D Surveying Above and Below Water 

The Miami Port and Terminal Technology USA 2012 4th international conference and exhibition saw the launch of the industry's first custom designed 4D (X,Y,Z and TIME) land and marine survey vessel. Following the success of their Dynascan mobile mapping system (the world's first truly portable LiDAR system) and the increasing market demand for a combined multi-beam sonar and LiDAR data collection system, Measurement Devices produced the industry's first custom designed and built 4D data collection hydrographic survey vessel, the DYNASCAN-1.

New Technical Services Website Launched as Expanding Laser Measurement Company Broadens its Horizons

Laser specialist Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL) has announced the launch of their new Technical Services website. The new site is set to broaden this rapidly expanding company's horizon as MDL will not only be offering product sales and service, but a complete package of technical and project support, as part of its mission to be a complete solutions provider to its customers.

MDL's Dynascan S250 is a 250 meter, 360° field of view survey grade 3D mobile scanning system

Available in either single head or X-Plane (twin head) model format the S250 is the result of the latest advances by MDL's development team in York following on from its high speed/high accuracy laser development program.

Canadian technical and distribution company acquired as laser specialist MDL sharpens global focus

The acquisition of its Canadian technical and distribution facility has been completed by British laser measurement technology specialist, MDL, in a multi-million dollar deal.

Surveying the inaccessible Combe Down mine stabilisation

Traditional mine surveying techniques have been used but to survey the inaccessible has required the use of a borehole deployable laser scanner keyhole surveying.


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