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Kassel/Stuttgart, Germany, September 30, 2015 — Ahead of this year’s INTERGEO in Stuttgart, which runs from 15. to 17. September 2015, the Kassel-based company Aibotix GmbH has presented a new solution for high-precision surveying with Version 2 of its tried and tested hexacopter AibotX6: High Precision GNSS.

After the successful conclusion of collaboration between the R&D departments of HEXAGON AB and Aibotix GmbH, which has been part of HEXAGON since its acquisition by Leica Geosystems, the INTERGEO 2015 exhibition will provide the backdrop for the presentation of High Precision GNSS for the surveying hexacopter AibotX6. The upcoming release of the system, which can also be installed in existing AibotX6 hexacopters as Version 2, was first announced at this year’s HxGN Live in Las Vegas and will now be available as a serial product following the completion of all field trials. This makes Aibotix GmbH the first company to offer a serial-production solution for high-precision GNSS for surveying UAVs.

Joint development by strong partners

Only the close collaboration of several development teams made it possible to adapt the new technology so rapidly and develop it further for use in a surveying hexacopter. The precision and quality of the surveying data can be significantly improved by using RTK technology on the basis of the SmartNet (Leica Geosystems AG) correction data service. Post-processing is also a possible alternative. This new flexibility not only saves users a lot of time, but also offers them more scope for adapting their activities to a specific operational situation.

New technology meets a proven solution

From the word go, great care was taken to ensure that the system could be superimposed on proven existing solutions. Besides allowing the use of existing surveying hexacopters, this meant above all the continuing generation and processing of data with the fully integrated software Aibotix AiProFlight. Only an update is required to enable the software to be used in conjunction with the new HP GNSS for the AibotX6, although the significant time reduction in comparison with conventional UAV surveying represents the greatest benefit for customers.

More information at INTERGEO 2015, Hall 4, Booth D4. 045
Aibotix

Aibotix develops and manufactures high quality and intelligent multicopters for applications in the industrial sector. The company’s name is a combination of AI for artificial intelligence and BOTIX for robotics. Aibotix is represented around the globe. The company produces several hundred UAVs annually, making it one of the five largest manufacturers in the world. Thanks to a global network of partners, Aibotix provides customers worldwide with the opportunity to test and purchase its products as well as with personal advice and support. Aibotix GmbH is part of Hexagon, Sweden. For more information please visit www.aibotix.com.