It’s one thing to claim that you are listening, but it’s another to make the investment and deliver the features that truly make a difference to customers. Sometimes these enhancements can appear to be “little things”, but they can turn out to significantly improve productivity and adoption, particularly when you are trying to democratize the use of 3D information in large organizations like a DOT.
A number of the new features seen in the just announced Leica Geosystems Pegasus:Two Ultimate are the result of listening to customers, combined with technical vision and expertise.
For instance, to correct the distorted images that come from six camera, 360 degree configurations the new Pegasus:Two is using just two back-to-back, fish eye cameras that produce seamless, stitchless imagery that is calibrated to the lidar point cloud. They have also chosen to focus on dynamic range rather than the number of pixels allowing the cameras to work in a number of demanding lighting conditions.
The Pegasus:Two has a number of additional upgrades including a removal hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface, new post processing software that features the Leica Pegasus Webviewer – an online platform that visualizes all captured data from any browser, four additional sensor ports, and on-board JPEG compression.
I am going to get a demonstration of the software next week and will report back.