New bMS3D-360: the first Backpack Mobile Scanning System including panoramic camera
France – March 12, 2018 – Viametris, a leader in mobile scanning technology
launches its industry leading bMS3D backpack mobile scanning system embedding a 360° camera.
“Users of mobile scanning systems know how difficult it is to cover an entire city with this
kind of system and how complex the completeness is” says Jerome Ninot, Founder of
VIAMETRIS. Narrow streets and pedestrian zones are considered hurdles when it comes
to mobile scanning. The new bMS3D-360 makes this sort of tasks achievable. It is now
available on the market and it comes with post-process software. It will be presented at SPAR 2018.
Improved Data Exploitation with Panoramic Images
VIAMETRIS has found a solution to scanning challenges by developing the bMS3D-360:
the world’s first mobile scanning backpack system including a panoramic camera.
This sensor allows the user to maintain continuity of results with mobile mapping systems
on cars which already include this kind of camera. Operation and visualization with such
360° images are now easy to use. Everyone is now used to navigating through panoramic
images ever since Google provided massive street views. Navigating through bMS3D-360
images becomes easy and intuitive when compared to 3D point cloud navigation.
No-GNSS dependent Technology for Trajectory Calculation
10 years of experience have allowed VIAMETRIS to produce this GNSS mono-antenna
system based on GNSS-free scanning (indoor or denied-GNSS area): the system
trajectory is calculated by LiDAR-SLAM.
It produces colorized point clouds with absolute accuracy of less than 5cm under
appropriate satellite reception conditions. Compared to many mobile scanners, this
backpack does not rely on GNSS to properly work. If the GNSS reception is not good
enough, control points can be added for absolute localization. The back pack can be used
to scan all sorts of indoor areas (i.e.: airports, industrial buildings or shopping malls). The
bMS3D-360 is lightweight. It protects the retractable camera an all other components sinceit is self-contained.
Post process in VIAMETRIS PPiMMS Software
PPiMMS® post processing software manages the dataset coming from the system. Its
mission is to calculate, control and improve the trajectories by calling LiDAR-SLAM
functions, and reducing drifts thanks to Loop Closure Algorithms. The user can manually
add GCPs to constrain the result when GNSS reception is poor. But, in most cases, the
user will be able to include postprocessed global positions (PPK) using GNSS Post-
Processing Software. Additionally, the panoramic camera can be used to colorize the point
cloud using PPiMMS®.
VIAMETRIS is the French leader in Mobile Scanning Systems. The company developed a
product range of scanners for indoor and outdoor environments. VIAMETRIS has been an
expert in the GNSS-denied scanning for 10 years, this has allowed the company to develop