Velodyne Lidar signs sales deal with Emesent

Californian company Velodyne Lidar has signed a sales agreement for Puck LITE sensors with Australian drone developer Emesent, which plans to use these in its Hovermap autonomous exploration solution for challenging environments.
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Emesent’s Hovermap, equipped with Velodyne’s Puck LITE sensors,

Velodyne Lidar said that Hovermap, a mobile scanning system for mapping hazardous and GPS-denied environments, uses the Puck LITE lidar as its primary perception and mapping sensor.

"The Velodyne Puck LITE lidar is an extraordinary sensor for mobile mapping systems due to its compact size, light weight and high performance," said Dr. Stefan Hrabar, Emesent chief executive.

"The sensor helped us create game-changing technology that can obtain vital data in challenging environments in real time without risking the machine or operator safety."

Earlier this month, Emesent revealed that the solution had helped Africa-focused miner Petra Diamonds save US$450,000 on ore pass remediation at the Finsch mine in South Africa's Northern Cape province.

Petra enlisted Dwyka Mining Services to trial Hovermap's multiple data capture methods, with multiple scans done on an indoor stockpile, ore passes and vertical shafts, and a series of access tunnels and ramps. 

"Emesent's inventive use of Velodyne's lidar sensors is enabling rapid autonomous mobile scanning that safely delivers operational insights in a range of applications," said Anand Gopalan, chief executive, Velodyne Lidar. "Hovermap provides an excellent showcase of how Puck LITE's 360-degree capture capability enables companies to produce high quality, accurate, georeferenced point cloud data."