12 Oct 2020

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PRESS RELEASE — Gexcel presents HERON® MS Twin

Brescia, Italy, October 7th, 2020_Gexcel is glad to present the new HERON® MS Twin: a double Lidar sensor portable mobile mapping system, equipped with a 5k RGB panoramic camera. Thanks to its advanced hardware+software technology, the users can benefit from a very high-level performance in terms of geometric robustness of 3D models.



Key points of usability:

  • Compact capture head easily mountable on a backpack or various supports like cars, bikes, quads, etc.
  • Light rugged backpack usable both for transportation and surveying.
  • Automatic and on-demand RGB data acquisition.
  • Loop closure and initialization procedure not required.
  • Automatic self-localization on a reference model, when available.
  • Annotation collection during the walk.
  • Usable in every light conditions.
  • Hands-free surveying.
  • Real-time display of panorama images, 3D point cloud, and trajectory on the rugged Control Unit.

Key points of data processing:

  • SLAM post-processing software (HERON® Desktop) included. The automatic advanced processing tools can be also personally set up by the user.
  • New trajectory quality assessment which improves the SLAM drift effects reduction (patented algorithm).
  • Innovative very dense point cloud rendering with multiple colour layers.

HERON MS Twin color layer

  • Static scans usable as trajectory constraints (patented algorithm).
  • Innovative panorama tool to directly export images and 3D data in ReCap® (with Realview® display) and in E57 to easily go to OrbitGT, Edgewise®, FARO® Scene and Scene Webshare Cloud.
  • New “splat rendering” and “eye dome lighting" rendering effect. Features and details are emphasized and well visible.
  • GoBlueprint free tool to share the survey results with final clients or colleagues included.

HERON GoBlueprint

  • Advanced 3D point cloud data analysis software included (Recontructor®).
  • Dedicated tools to navigate 3D models.
  • Real-time change detection.

Thanks to these advanced features, HERON® MS Twin is the perfect system for surveyors who works indoors, outdoors, in underground mines, multi-level buildings, tunnels, cultural heritage sites, forensic procedures, forests, urban areas, harsh and complex areas.

HERON® MS Twin can make the user able to obtain several outputs from collected data: volume computation, excavation progress monitoring, digital archive, construction progress monitoring, floor plans generation for asset management, logistic/traffic management, dilapidation monitoring, scan to BIM, contours and profiles, 3D virtual experience, real-time change detection, as-built generation, security and safety, and much more.

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New HERON MS Twin Live Demo

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new HERON MS Twin - Webinar
New HERON MS Twin Live demo - Recording

6 Oct 2020

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EVENT — The Gexcel program for INTERGEO DIGITAL 2020





Gexcel is ready for the new DIGITAL INTERGEO adventure, and you?

Don't miss the opportunities to better know the Gexcel's products during these days. Join one of our live webinars:

new HERON MS Twin Live demo
Discover the innovative and outstanding Gexcel portable mobile mapping system

OPMMS Open Pit Mine Monitoring System
The powerful system to monitor mines' sites automatically and remotely

RECONSTRUCTOR Point Cloud processing software
Laser scanner+Drone+Thermo camera: a restoration project in Peru

10 Mar 2020

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PRESS RELEASE — Gexcel announces RECONSTRUCTOR® 4.2

Brescia, Italy, February 27th, 2020_Gexcel is glad to announce the new release of Reconstructor® that introduces some very interesting improvements for mining, tunnelling, construction, and infrastructure applications thanks to new strategic workflows designed to easily guide customers to final deliverables from the surveying data.



Reconstructor® 4.2 makes a step forward into the processing of large datasets from various 3D sensors and in particular from Mobile Mapping Systems. Reconstructor® 4.2 increases the capability to manage data from tunnels, underground and open-pit mines 3D surveys, thanks to new and improved tools that help users get the result done by a smart process.

Following, a selection of some new key functions introduced in Reconstructor® 4.2:
  • Tunnels, underground and open-pit mines: easy extraction of sequential cross-sections along tunnels axis; measurement of areas and volumes along tunnels; creation of DEM (digital elevation models) starting from 3D point clouds; straight workflow to extract isolines and contours from open-pit mine models and DEMs.
  • Terrain models, buildings and infrastructures: orthophotos can now be used to quickly and efficiently create facades' depth maps. This function can be used also by final clients thanks to the new GoBlueprint free tool. Also, the procedure to extract, display, measure, and move to CAD profiles and cross-sections is now faster and more efficient.
  • Vegetation: colour mapping for point clouds classification and to support the vegetation removal process.
For additional information and demo, click here

26 Jul 2019

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HERON_The portable mobile mapping winning solution




Why our client Loves HERON 

1) High local accuracy between 2/3 cm. Heron AC/MS Series is the unique SLAM based system in the market that integrates Velodyne HDL 32
2) High global accuracy achieved by the Unique Clouds Constraints tool where "control scans" (any kind point cloud) are used both as constrain to increase the quality of the 3D model created by the SLAM post-processing, both as constraining for the georeferentiation
3) User-friendly desktop software to post-process Heron data: the user always has the full control of the data elaboration 
4) Full HD Color Point Cloud: Heron integrates Full HD Panorama camera and one-shot 5K image acquisition. Stop, acquire 5K picture, go. RGB Full HD point cloud is automatically created without any kind of post-processing action, user side. 
5) Real-Time 3D change detection: load your previous 3D model (any kind of 3D model, both point cloud and BIM one) into HERON memory, auto localize Heron in the area to be inspected, start moving to display the geometrical differences in 3D real-time 
6) Versatile and clever: use Heron tilt, upside-down or mount on a car to enlarge your survey area 

Find more about the HERON family! 

Visit the HERON web page or write to sales@gexcel.it

5 Jul 2019

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EVENT — HERON technology for Museum documentation and Tourism activities

23th July 2019, Italy — Presentazione del lavoro di rilevamento dell'area espositiva Museo Ridola.


HERON Ridola Museum documentation

Si rinnovano i successi e la scelta della tecnologia HERON per lo sviluppo di attività Turistiche e Museali. Questa volta l'interesse arriva da parte del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (MIBAC) e dal polo Museale della Basilicata per progetti dedicati allo sviluppo del territorio. 

Il 23 Luglio 2019 nella storica Sala conferenze del Museo Archologico Nazionale "D.Ridola" Gexcel presenterà il progetto di rilevamento 3D eseguito nel Luglio 2018, dell'intera area espositiva del museo Ridola mediante l'uso di HERON iMMS (Indoor mobile mapping system).

La conferenza è aperta al pubblico ed aprirà le porte alla X International Summer School, organizzata dal Comitato Internazionale Fotogrammetria Architettonica - COIFA e dal Prof. Pietro Grimaldi.

Per maggiori informazioni riguardo all'utilizzo di HERON o per partecipare alla conferenza: marketing@gexcel.it

3 Jun 2019

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PRESS RELEASE — HERON®-Verity Integration Introduces Real-Time 3D Mobile Mapping and Construction Verification


HERON - Verity integration


The collaboration between HERON, the latest wearable mobile scanners from Gexcel and Verity construction verification software from ClearEdge3D, significantly advances scan-to-BIM workflows with streamlined data collection and construction QA/QC

Manassas, VA – May 29, 2019 – ClearEdge3D, makers of EdgeWise, Verity, and Rithm for Navisworks software, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Gexcel, makers of HERON® wearable scanners, that was unveiled at the SPAR 3D & AEC NEXT conferences last week in Anaheim, CA. 
The two companies have joined forces to make it even quicker and easier for AEC professionals to conveniently gather as-built data with Gexcel’s HERON wearable laser scanners—and to compare that data against design/fabrication models using ClearEdge3D’s Verity software, allowing 100% verification of installed work in real-time.
"The partnership between ClearEdge3D and Gexcel brings together two globally recognized AEC tech leaders in the 3D world that are committed to making scan-to-BIM workflows more efficient with truly cutting-edge technologies," - Matteo Sgrenzaroli, Gexcel R&D Manager 
“It’s not just a commercial agreement, but a demonstration of our commitment to providing outstanding solutions to our customers and the AEC industry." - Giorgio Vassena, Gexcel CEO
“The HERON scanner is a state-of-the-art 3D mobile scanner powered with cutting edge Simultaneous, Localization And Mapping (SLAM) technology. It features a host of proprietary algorithms to minimize drift and maximize accuracy and speed. We are excited to add it to our growing hardware portfolio.” - Kelly Cone, VP of AEC Industry Strategy at ClearEdge3D. 
This forward-thinking partnership makes it even easier and more convenient for users to find construction mistakes before they become expensive problems. Using real-time visualization of survey results, users can promptly identify out-of-tolerance or inaccurately constructed work. For companies interested in learning more about this collaboration, please contact us at: sales@gexcel.it for more information. 


About ClearEdge3D 
ClearEdge3D is a global technology leader in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry, offering advanced software solutions that help firms model existing conditions and verify that recently completed work has been constructed correctly. The company’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds labor-intensive 3D modeling workflows by utilizing advanced automated feature extraction and assistive modeling technology. Its Verity construction verification software compares point cloud data of recently completed work against a design or fabrication model, flagging any out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements. For more information, please visit http://www.clearedge3d.com. 

About Gexcel 
Gexcel started in 2007 with the mission to turn the latest scientific achievements in the field of geomatics into hi-tech products and services for wide areas of application. Gexcel is a worldwide well-known company capable to transform its know-how in advanced 3D surveying technologies, innovative and productive software and instruments. Gexcel has a rich history spanning more than 10 years of proven fully featured LiDAR and imagery analysis software compatible with all the lidar sensors of the main laser scanner manufacturers. Gexcel is currently present on the market with innovative surveying instruments and it is involved, with several partners, in various projects for the development of innovative solutions based on laser scanner, SLAM and digital photogrammetry.