Mobile scanning takes a huge leap forward with the introduction of the Dynascan from MDL. The Dynascan is a complete scanning solution, in one box, at a price that opens new markets.
At the heart of the Dynascan is an OxTS Inertial+ navigation system, aided by a Trimble SPS461 GPS receiver. The Inertial+ is so easy to operate that a driver doesn’t need to know that it is there. The Inertial+ outputs directly to the Dynascan software using a robust Ethernet connection. A dual-antenna option is available to keep the heading accurate and is especially useful in slow moving applications.
Using the Trimble SPS461 means a local base-station or an NTRIP base-station can be used. The NTRIP base-station does not need a survey so scanning can start immediately at remote sites. The Inertial+ can also be post-processed using some GPS receiver solutions so that CORS reference stations can be used.
The Dynascan is easy to fit too. The Inertial+ is mounted inside so there is no need to fit it separately. The Dynascan can be pre-calibrated so that bore-sight alignment does not need to be done after installation. It measures impressive 36,000 points per second with a range up to 150m and an accuracy of 5cm.