Plant a Tree and Fight Crime!

by mphippen 5. July 2012 08:21

LTI's TruPulse 360 Can Help Map and Measure.

In a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, researchers have linked healthy stands of trees with leafy canopies as an important role in reducing crime. The article states, with “Just a 10 percent increase in leaf canopy was associated with a 12 percent drop in crime.” This is a remarkable finding and flies in the face of the long held belief that bushes and trees provide cover for criminals. This should be the rally cry for every Urban Forester in the country! More...

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EMI Uses TruPulse and Recon to Help Develop the Slums of Kenya

by jbartels 20. June 2012 16:00
EMI Design A Hope Project - Slums of Kenya

Engineering Ministries International (EMI) who are involved this summer in Designing a World of Hope Projects in Africa, has recently been working with a local ministry group in the slum of Nairobi, Kenya called Methare Valley.   This ministry group is one of the oldest and well known for its work with children ranging in age from 2 through primary school. They own about 1/2 acre of land near the edge of the Nairobi slum where more than a half million people live.  The ministry has hopes to build a school, church and medical center.  EMI's mission is to help them do just that. They used the TruPulse 360 and Recon to locate the exact size of the land available and to take some data points they will need to begin building. Light and compact, these pieces of equipment have been invaluable for EMI to get the information that they need quickly and easily.

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LTI Participates in Advanced Tree Measuring Workshop at Cook Forest

by scolburn 7. June 2012 16:24

Laser Technology, Inc. was invited by Dale Luthringer, Environmental Education Specialist at Cook Forest Park and Bob Leverett, of the Native Tree Society, to attend this meeting put on for Tall Tree enthusiasts in the area. We were very excited to participate and to provide instrumentation and assistance for the attendees. Cook Forest State Park, located in West Central Pennsylvania, is home to a grove of old growth White Pine trees - a species that was once abundant across the eastern US. More...

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Laser Technology Visits Customers in Mexico City

by scolburn 5. June 2012 16:01

For the first time in many years, Laser Technology made a trip to Mexico City this spring to visit many of its customers in the area. Steve Colburn, Director of Sales for North America, was asked by a recent stockpile system customer to come down for a training session. After spending a couple of days out in the field working with the company's measurement group, they were very pleased with the results they were getting. Managers had traveled from all States in the country to learn how to run their new system.More...

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Laser Technology Inc Awarded TruPulse® 360 Compass Calibration Technique Patent

by Admin 25. May 2012 10:15

It has been years in the making but Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) has been awarded a patent for the TruPulse® 360 compass calibration technique. Jeremy G. Dunne, LTI’s Chief Technology Officer and innovator behind most of LTI's products, came up with the Magnetic Sensor and Accelerometer Calibration Technique. The major benefit of this is that users can quickly and easily calibrate a TruPulse 360 and instantly get a pass or fail confirmation right in the display scope. This is just one of the things that makes this a one-of-a-kind laser rangefinder with a built-in compass. More...

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TruPulse Part of EMI's Designing a World of Hope Projects in Africa

by jbartels 15. May 2012 15:26
EMI Project with TruPulse 360 R

Engineering Ministries International (EMI) is a non-profit organization made up of engineers, architects, land surveyors and construction professionals who volunteer their time and talents to help transform lives. EMI's vision is Designing a World of Hope for the physically and spiritually poor.

This summer the team will be working on a very large site in Nairobi with 300 acres. Going along with them will be Laser Technology's TruPulse 360 R laser rangefinder.

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LTI’s Impulse 200 LR Measures Tree Height with Michael Taylor

by scolburn 4. May 2012 08:08
Re-measure of Tall Sugar Pine

Re-measure of the Tall Sugar Pine near Tiller


(A personal accounting by Steve Colburn, Director of Sales, North America for Laser Technology)

I had the opportunity to meet up with Michael Taylor this winter, coordinator of the National Register of Big Trees for California and discoverer of many of the world’s Tallest Trees. He drove up from Northern California to join me across the border in Canyonville, OR. After a quick cup of coffee and an enthusiastic conversation about his latest measurement project - detailed surface modeling of giant redwood trunks - we were headed east towards Tiller. Making the proper left at the Y and entering the Umpqua National Forest, we followed the signs (rare for the site of an official Tall Tree) and arrived at the Tall Sugar Pine.  Species Pinus lambertiana, notable for its wispy top, sweet sap and large cones, the sugar pine grows only here in the mountains of Oregon and California, extending south into the Baja of Mexico.
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Another Volume Measurement Problem Solved

by scolburn 15. March 2012 08:21

LTI MapSmart Software Steps In


Stockpile Volume Measurement

Laser Technology was contacted by a large grain logistics company located in Mexico which are responsible for moving millions of bushels of grain around the country every year. One of the critical factors they need to track is the volume of each type of material as it is purchased, processed and then delivered to the customer. The current measurement methods they were using were time consuming and had a very large potential for error.

Through searching on the web, they found out about LTI's Stockpile Volume Solution and promptly contacted us. A demonstration was given on a free-standing pile of aggregate and the customer was sold! An initial order of 5 systems was placed and a training session scheduled at one of their US partner locations in the Wichita, KS area.

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Use Two Trails Software with Laser Technology Products

by scolburn 8. March 2012 19:14
Two Trails Software

"What do you do where GPS is not available?"


Timber cruisers and foresters needed a software program that focused on their needs out in the field and The Forest Management Service Center (FMSC) of the USDA Forest Service responded. Check out the popular surveying package Two Trails©. This software allows the operator to use a variety of survey methods to traverse the boundary of forest units and navigate to plot centers within the units in places where GPS is not available or accurate.

Specialized files are generated on the PC for cruise analysis and GIS portrayal. These spatial files are Geo-referenced and can easily be uploaded to ArcView or ArcMap. The spatial databases are attributed with calculated areas, perimeters and more. Two Trails will also generate files and drawings on the mobile-CE to help gather and edit data collection. View more information on Two Trails software.

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LTI's TruPulse 360 an Asset in Measuring Wood Pellet Stockpiles

by mphippen 22. February 2012 11:13

Wood pellet factories are the new solution for heating and replacing oil. The TruPulse 360 is stepping up to the plate and ready to provide accurate laser measurement for wood pellet stockpiles for the states that are embracing this new technology.

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