** How much does PX-80 cost, and what is included?
-- The PX-80 is currently priced at $25,000 USD. PX-80 orders include the PX-80 scanner, a hard shell protective carrying case, an Apple iPad mini 4, and our scanning app: PX-80 Capture.
** What is the range?
-- 100 meters
** What is the accuracy?
-- +/- 2-3 cm global accuracy
** Does PX-80 use GPS?
-- Not currently, but it may be something we’ll add in the next version.
**What’s the battery life?
-- A fully charged PX-80 provides about 2 hours of scanning in real-time preview mode and about 4 hours with the preview mode turned off. If your scanning needs requires more than 4 hours of continuous scanning, we can supply you with additional battery packs.
** What is the min/max points spacing?
-- Because the PX-80 is a mobile scanner, point spacing depends on a variety of factors such as range, scanning speed, and scanning path. At 10 m points are typically .5-3.5 cm apart, and at 100 m points are typically 5-100 cm apart.
** What software is included?
-- PX-80 Capture is the IOS mobile scanning app used to operate the scanner. We will soon be offering beta access to JobSight and PX-80 Stitch for visualization and automatic registration.
** Can I use PX-80 Capture on my phone?
-- Our scanning app can run on any mobile device with a browser; however, our real-time visualization is only officially supported on the iPad mini 4. We may expand support to additional devices in the future.
** Do I need any additional software?
-- You don’t need any additional software for scanning, but the resulting data may be used in any point cloud viewing software. Our file types (.las, .ply) are standard point cloud formats compatible with most point cloud, CAD, and BIM tools including Autodesk & Bentley software suites.
** Does Paracosm offer an online point cloud viewer?
-- Not at this time.
** Does Paracosm’s technology register the data points using geometry or photos?
-- Both - our SLAM algorithm uses inputs from the LiDAR, color camera, and IMU for registration.
** Is it better to use the PX-80 on a trolley to improve accuracy?
-- It's possible. We have not tested that data acquisition method yet.
** How long does it take to scan? What’s the scanning speed?
-- That depends on how much you need to scan! With the PX-80, you can scan an estimated 3 mph. At an average walking pace, you can typically capture 2,000-3,000 sq ft a minute, at 300,000 points per second.
** How long does it take to setup?
-- Since the PX-80 doesn’t need targets or tripods, there’s not much set up involved. Plug in, turn on, and scan.
** Does it work indoors and outdoors?
** What are the lighting requirements?
-- PX-80 has built-in LED lights to add extra light in dark places. Light isn’t required for the LiDAR to work, but it helps the camera colorize the scans.
** Should I use targets to help with registration?
-- Targets are not required for registration; however, if you’d like to use them for another purpose, you can. IE: to use markers with survey control to add coordinates to the scan.
** Do I need WiFi to scan or process my data?
-- WiFi is not needed to scan. PX-80 and PX-80 Capture (the scanning app) has its own connection and does not rely on WiFi to function. All processing is done on device. USB and Ethernet ports are available to transfer point clouds.
** What are the calibration requirements?
-- We recommend sending the unit to us every 12-18 months to update the calibration.
** Can I mount PX-80 to a robot, tractor, or car?
-- Yes, you’re free to mount the scanner head to whatever you want; however, any damages caused by improper use is not covered in our Hardware Limited Liability Warranty. The recommended maximum speed limit for scanning is 20 mph, and excessive bouncing or jarring movements at high speeds will produce poor results.
** What’s the maximum amount of continuous usage?
-- Technically, you can scan for about 4 hours straight or until you run out of battery, but we highly recommend scanning in smaller sections and keeping scans to around 15 minutes each. Taking small individual scans not only cuts down on post-processing time but also reduces risk if something goes wrong since you can just re-scan the trouble area.
** Can I scan mirrored surfaces?
-- Mirrors will always reflect but won't necessarily ruin a scan. Extra noise created by reflective surfaces will usually be cropped out afterward.
** Is the PX-80 safe?
-- Yes, the LiDAR sensor in the PX-80 is a class 1 laser product, which is considered the safest kind of laser and will not damage your eyes. According to the manufacturer, the laser has about 0.02% of the power output in a standard 10-watt LED headlamp bulb on a low-beam setting.
**What is the working temperature of the PX-80?
-- The operating temp of the Velodyne LiDAR is -10-60 degrees C. The operating temperature of our entire system has not been quantified yet.
** What is the level of security and IT?
-- All captured data stays on the device and is not uploaded to the internet. Data can be transferred to local devices by USB, ethernet, or an external hard drive. Logging data is only uploaded to our servers to help debug any issues users might have.
** Can my company use its own cloud and/or server to store the information? -- Your company can store its data wherever and however you’d like! It’s up to you.
&&HOW DOES PX-80 COMPARE
** How is PX-80 different from GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO?
-- Our SLAM system utilizes LiDAR, IMU, and a color camera. These three components feed into our robust algorithms to provide consistent results in a variety of environments. Our scanner is also the only mobile LiDAR that automatically produces color point clouds from each scan.
Color point cloud data & 360 Imagery
Uncolored point cloud data
300,000 points per second
43,000 points per second
** What is the expected tolerance difference between Paracosm’s scanner and a typical stationary scanner?
-- A study comparing PX-80 against the Farox330 showed an average difference of ¼”.
** How can I schedule a live demo or try the scanner on a project?
-- Yes! We understand that many prospective customers feel more comfortable adopting new technology when they’ve had the chance to try it first. Check out our demo page and let us know if you're interested in taking the PX-80 for a test drive.
** May I see some sample data?
-- Of course! Check out our virtual demo and download the point cloud used in the video!
If you'd like to see more, check out these two additional samples: Office, Brewery, or email [email protected] with any special requests (i.e. mechanical room, factory, retail space, etc.).
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