Radiodetection is pleased to announce the launch of the RD1100 and RD1500 GPR utility locating systems offering a range of products for viewing and analysing buried utilities.
Both new units now have internal GPS, on-board Wi-Fi and a high resolution touch screen. Additionally, the RD1500 allows users to create depth slices and review their locate path RD1100andRD1500on screen while on site, and selectively enhance shallow/small, medium depth/size, or deep/large targets using the proprietary FrequenSee™.
RD1100 is the ideal workhorse for locate specialists, surveyors and other professionals that need to trace and mark the positions of both metallic and non-metallic buried cables and pipes. The GPS included as standard allows users to display the position of screenshots taken in Google Earth™ and other geo-referencing programs.
Screenshots are saved with one button-push to internal memory together with their GPS and other relevant data. These can be emailed to clients or colleagues via the on-board Wi-Fi or exported later via USB.
RD1500 becomes the GPR utility locating tool of choice; by recording Grid Scans, users can view not only Line Views but also Depth Slices which greatly increases the clarity of the collected data.
The proprietary FrequenSee technology exploits the wide bandwidth of the RD1500 antenna and allows the user to select the low, medium or high part of the frequency spectrum to focus on the desired features, selectively enhancing small, medium, large or all targets for easier viewing and detection.
Options for the RD1500 include:
• An external GPS, for higher accuracy
• The Enhancement package, which enables PC users to slice through the exported depth data, export data to other formats and more
• And, for even more analysis, the Utility Suite software option that offers features such as processing and displaying grid data in alternative ways, and the ability to output data to 3D visualization software such as Voxler®.
Geotechnical Engineering Limited of Gloucester, England, is the largest privately owned ground investigation contractor in the UK. Utility surveying forms an integral part of their daily activities and Gary Simpson, Operations Manager, enthused “the RD1500 provides the performance I’m looking for, with FrequenSee giving me the advantages of three antennas in one.”
RD1500 takes subsurface investigations to the next level, offering users Depth Slices as well as Line Views. These allow the user to review slices of the subsurface at different depths, displaying cables, pipes and other utilities in unprecedented clarity.
The RD1500 features internal GPS, on-board Wi-Fi, a high resolution touch screen as well as the proprietary FrequenSee™ technology which selectively enhances small/shallow, medium size/depth, or large/deep targets, or even all at once, for easier viewing and detection.
Mini reports can be generated and delivered directly from the survey site by connecting to a Wi-Fi network or by using a cell phone as a hotspot. Data can also be exported to a USB memory stick.