Topcon Corporation, (Headquarters: Itabashi, Tokyo Japan; President and CEO: Satoshi Hirano) (hereinafter referred to as ‘Topcon’) announces the acquisition of 100% stocks of Mirage Technologies S.L. (Headquarters: Spain) (hereinafter referred to as ‘Mirage Tech’), having the technology of streaming and visualizing 3D Mass Data on web browsers and mobile devices.
Mirage Tech provides cloud-based services to process, stream and visualize 3D data of unlimited size efficiently in a web browser, using proprietary cutting edge technologies, without any need to install additional plugins.
In the domestic market of Japan, “i-Construction” has been highly encouraged by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) to increase the productivity of the construction site work from fiscal year 2016. Also in the global market, the demand for using 3D mass data on construction sites is increasing rapidly.
Mirage Tech’s cloud-based solution allows all the different stakeholders of the construction project to get access to the same data simultaneously, always and everywhere. This allows a time-effective communication which results in less delays and errors. Furthermore, neither special software nor high expensive powerful hardware are required to get access to the data as it is always available through the web browser.
The combination of TOPCON 3D Mass Data Collection instruments (Mobile Mapping Systems and Laser Scanners), UAV-based data and Mirage Tech 3D web visualization technology will create a total survey solution to handle 3D mass data in a more portable way and to increase the productivity on the construction sites.
* “i-Construction” is a registered trademark of National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, MLIT, JAPAN.
About Mirage Tech
Company Name: Mirage Technologies S.L.
CEO: Mr. Salvador Bayarri
Address: Passeig de les Facultats, 12, pta 2, Valencia, Spain
Business: 3D data visualization software development
Mirage specializes in services related to research, development and integration of high-end interactive 3D solutions in a variety of sectors.
With more than 15 years of experience in 3D visualization solutions and innovative technologies, Mirage has been pioneer in the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, autostereoscopic 3D (glasses-free 3D), 3D GIS and visual simulation applications.
We offer our clients and partners the cutting-edge analysis, training and development services that make a difference.
Mirage is proud to announce PointCloudViz Free Edition! You can now display huge LiDAR datasets, overlay orthoimages and export elevation grids for free. No strings attached, restricted features or time limits. It works in Windows, Ubuntu Linux anc MacOS X. Download it from http://www.pointcloudviz.com.
PointCloudViz Free Editition is a free LiDAR visualization tool built on Mirage's core technology behind Esphera, Novapoint and PointCloudViz plugin for Petrel products.
This tool focuses on helping developing regions exploit LiDAR data in disaster management, especially flood prevention. PointCloudViz Free Edition has been commissioned by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
The features of PointCloudViz Free Edition are:
LiDAR data processing from .LAS, .LAZ and text formats to provide interactive 3D visualization without data size limits
LiDAR symbolization based on RGB color, intensity and classification attributes, and also with elevation color ramp
Overlay of orthoimages, without size limit
Generation of digital elevation model (DEM) from LiDAR, without size limit
Compressed and compact storage for the LiDAR multiresolution pyramids, based on HDF5 file format
Fast generation of LiDAR pyramids
Connection to WMS remote map services for real time coloring of PointClouds
Connection to PointCloudViz LiDAR servers based on our new cloud server technology for distributing point cloud data to desktop and Web applications (see, for instance, here)
Interactive distance measurement and information tools
Attractive and intuitive UI design
Zoom tool to the complete extent of the dataset
Annotate your LiDAR datasets and share them with your team members
RPM and DEB packages for Linux
Option to use Z as depth when processing.
PointCloudViz Free Edition is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems.