Optech Releases the New LYNX Mobile Mapper

Toronto, September 14, 2007 – Optech Incorporated is proud to announce the launch of the LYNX Mobile MapperTM. Over three years in development, the LYNX Mobile Mapper represents the next generation of lidar technology. The lidar is bundled into a mobile mapping solution with the accuracy, robustness and support that Optech users have come to expect.

Optech is proud to add the LYNX Mobile Mapper system to our growing family of lidar products, said Optech President Don Carswell. While establishing a new state of the art for mobile mapping technology, Optechs LYNX Mobile Mapper also possesses a feature set and support plan that will be familiar to our current ALTM operators and ILRIS-3D users.

The LYNX Mobile Mapper boasts a revolutionary new lidar sensor head that leverages Optechs 33 years of development experience and the latest in lidar innovation iFLEX – to collect survey-grade lidar data at over 100,000 measurements per second with a 360 FOV, while maintaining a Class 1 eye safety rating.

The LYNX mobile mapping solution, while accommodating up to four lidar sensor heads, fuses the lidar data with an on-board passive imaging system, the Trimble/Applanix POS LV system and a tried and tested operational software platform to produce survey grade 3D data from a mobile vehicular platform.

Ground based mobile surveying is a large growth area that complements static lidar and other conventional collection technologies, said Brent Gelhar, Optechs Vice President of Sales and Product Strategy. Until now, mobile lidar mapping has been executed with home grown systems using lidar sensors that were not specifically designed for mobile applications. The LYNX Mobile Mapper has changed this landscape by employing the latest in lidar innovation, task specific for conducting 3D surveys from a mobile vehicular platform.

Production of the new system is under way and orders are being accepted immediately.

About Optech Incorporated
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. We offer client-driven lidar solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, laser imaging, mine cavity monitoring, industrial process control as well as space-qualified sensors for orbital operations and planetary exploration.