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Contour

Contour

Kaarta Contour™ enables 3D modeling from input to output in real time, condensing the workflow process by eliminating time and cost, and allowing decision-making at the point of work.

Kaarta Contour enables 3D modeling from input to output in real-time, condensing the workflow process by eliminating time and cost, and allowing decision-making at the point of work. Lightweight and battery-powered, Contour is hand-carried through an environment as it scans to generate a 3D map without additional infrastructure.

Kaarta
Pittsburgh, US

Description

Kaarta Contour™ enables 3D modeling from input to output in real time, condensing the workflow process by eliminating time and cost, and allowing decision-making at the point of work.

Lightweight and battery powered, Contour is hand carried through an environment as it scans to generate a 3D map without additional infrastructure. A typical 10,000 sq m (110,000 sq ft) space can be scanned in about 2.5 hours.

The onboard touchscreen enhances Contour’s ease and usability. The screen displays the model as it’s being built in real time, allowing the user to improve results during mapping and even control the display to provide immediate knowledge of the environment. Users are able to pause, rewind, and resume during scanning. Transition mode dramatically eliminates many alignment issues associated with room transitions such as doorways during scanning. Error Reporting during scanning alerts users if there is a mapping or processing failure, sparing the user from learning of a problem only after leaving the job site.

Kaarta Engine, Kaarta’s patent-pending advanced 3D mapping and localization algorithms, is at the heart of Contour, providing highly accurate and robust maps.

Kaarta Reality Layer integrated post-processing enables one-click cleanup and colorization of Contour datasets, running the gamut from point cloud to surface mesh to RGB point cloud to rich photorealistic model. These colorization capabilities make it possible to quickly capture and process just the level of color detail needed for a wide range of applications. At its most immersive and photorealistic level of detail, Reality Layer automatically connects the dots on a dimensionally-accurate, high-fidelity point cloud to create faithful surface models for the seamless overlay of high resolution color imagery – all rapidly captured and processed with one mobile handheld device. Reality Layer reveals features such as surface textures and colors, locations of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and other features, or even details as fine as the text on signage or labeling.

Confidence Metrics provide immediate feedback on the quality of scans by signaling whether new scan data is registered properly in the existing map, estimating the likelihood of errors and allowing the user to increase the level of confidence by adjusting data collection techniques or adjusting parameters. Automated Floor Leveling/Sectioning algorithms identify floor structures and smart-scan leveling for better scans and reduced post-processing time. Floor Planner automatically levels, rotates, and generates 2D images of a “slice” from a point cloud.

Contour is a turnkey system that contains everything needed to capture and process the captured data. No internet connection, additional computers, software licenses, or subscription needed. Contour serves as a stand-alone scanning solution but can also be used to complement or augment other scanners.

Contour is ideal for scanning as-built multi-room interiors, multi-floor plans, buildings, industrial plants and infrastructure and more for both planning and maintenance purposes.

Specifications

General

Applications

Indoor and Outdoor

Year of last update

2017

Year of introduction

2017

Height [cm]

15.2

Width [cm]

26.7

Length [cm]

26.7

Water sand and dust proof

N

Operating temperature: min. [°C]

0

Operating temperature: max. [°C]

50

Humidity range

< 85

Weight [kg]

2.78

Type

Camera System

Number of cameras

2

Brand and type

Onboard HD color camera

Software specifications

Software name

NA

Output data [point cloud, images, mesh, ...]

point cloud, images, meshes

Output file formats

ply, las

More information

Main applications

Contour is ideal for scanning as-built multi-room interiors,multi-floor plans, buildings, industrial plants and infrastructureand more for both planning and maintenance purposes.

Distinguishable features

Real time mapping and positioning, highly accurate and robust maps, no post processing required.

Laser Scanner

Number of laser scanners

1

Brand and type

Hokuyo

Wavelength [nm]

905

Laser safety classification

1

Min. Range [m]

0.1

Max Range [m]

30

Max. vertical field of view [deg]

190

Max. horizontal field of view [deg]

190

Max. measurement rate [kHz]

30.4

Scans per second

40

Positioning System

SLAM algorithm implemented

Y

GNSS receiver type

NA

IMUs type

Internal MEMS-based IMU

Other positioning sensors and/or additional information

Feature tracking B/W camera

Data storage

Data storage type [120 characters]

SSD

Max. data storage [Internal + External in Gb]

250

Max. size of model [in million points]

1000000000

Power Supply

Battery type [120 characters]

Internal LiPo

Operating time on single battery [hr]

2

Documents

Brochure
contour-spec-sheet-9-17-web.pdf
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contour-spec-sheet-9-17-web.pdf
Other documents
  • Contour Spec Sheet
    585.4 KB

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