SMART REALITY CAPTURE
— Powerful and versatile SLAM systems
— Fast indoor/outdoor 3D acquisitions
— Complex and underground environments
— Geospatial and Digital Twin applications
Patented Algorithms and Unique Design
Discover what makes HERON versatile, flexible and highly professional
Versatility and reliability for all types of surveys
The HERON capture head can be attached to telescopic poles, a rugged backpack, an ultra-thin plate, or mounted on vehicles (cars, quads, boats, robots, etc.). The rugged backpack can be used as both a support for mapping and as a case for transporting all components. The compactness and robustness of HERON allow its use even in challenging environments.
Start to end path freedom
Loop closure not mandatory
Thanks to its patented and innovative SLAM algorithms, HERON provides highly flexible trajectory management, allowing surveying to be completed without the requirement to end at the same point of departure. With loop closure not mandatory, HERON revolutionizes the way surveys are conducted, ensuring efficiency and adaptability throughout the process.
Automatic or advanced processing
HERON offers both automatic processing and an exclusive advanced mode, allowing you to customize every parameter of the SLAM processing interface. With HERON Desktop software, you have the flexibility to choose presets for specific applications and take full control with advanced settings.
GNSS points and scans as constraints
HERON can anchor its 3D model to constraints so as to increase its overall accuracy. These constraints can be of various kinds:
- GNSS coordinates
- ground points
- physical/natural points
- georeferenced scans (TLS, UAV, Mobile)
These constraints can be obtained in several ways:
- By acquiring control points with HERON during the survey (including on ceilings, sloping walls, rock walls).
- By recognizing known points within the 3D cloud.
- By extracting coordinates from a 2D plan or a digital model (DWG) or BIM.
- By importing georeferenced scans of the same site.
GoBlueprint free tool
Sharing of easy-to-measure 2D maps
A free tool to nimbly share blueprint/depth maps of HERON models with your end customers. Even users who are not 3D experts can thus easily visualize the surveyed area through a simple 2D interface and make measurements in a highly intuitive way. GoBlueprint runs on any Windows-based computer or tablet.
3D models with data from different sensors
Reconstructor software, included in HERON, is the ideal platform for merging point cloud models from various lidar sensors and of different formats. Static scans, LAS files, point clouds from UAVs and BIM models can be managed in the same software. In addition, HERON can be the quick and easy way to link point cloud models located inside and outside the mapped site.
Direct export to ReCap
Dedicated workflows and professional results
HERON models can be easily shared and exported in common formats, such as .rcp for Autodesk® ReCap or E57. This results in a brilliant data processing workflow and guaranteed professional results. Point cloud models from a HERON survey project can be easily imported into third-party software for “scan-to-BIM” and progress monitoring applications or any other post-processing analysis.
Digital Twin and sharing
Immersive tours and high-level coworking
HERON’s 3D models can be navigated via immersive tours or uploaded to cloud-sharing platforms for Digital Twin projects. HERON provides a direct connection to Cintoo Cloud, 3DMapping Cloud and Scene WebShare. HERON customers can benefit from dedicated offerings.
No limits acquisitions
Gexcel HERON offers a versatile design and powerful algorithms, allowing it to be used practically anywhere
BIM & CONSTRUCTION
DIGITAL TWINS & VIRTUAL TOURS
TRAILS & TOURIST ROUTES
HERON is developed under a licence of the European Commission Joint Research Centre