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Equipped with Velodyne Lidar Sensors, Techmake’s Eagle X Swoops into Aerial-Mapping Market

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Lidar, Inc.
today announced that Techmake
Solutions, S.A.
, an IT consulting and technology development company
headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is including Velodyne lidar sensors
in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system. Velodyne’s lightweight
lidar sensor provides Eagle X unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a
high-resolution image that allows users to accurately measure and
analyze any landscape.

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Techmake Solutions is including Velodyne lidar sensors in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system.  ...

Techmake Solutions is including Velodyne lidar sensors in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Eagle X system will be introduced in 2019 to address aerial-mapping
system needs within the fields of geography, surveying, topography, and
natural resource management in Mexico, Central America, and South

“We saw the challenge that companies in our markets face in using
limited mapping systems and converted it into an opportunity to deliver
local innovation,” said Ing. David González P., CEO, Techmake Solutions.
“We created a lidar mapping system that integrates several hardware
components, including Velodyne sensors, and software we developed. The
result is Eagle X, which makes lidar mobile mapping more accessible than
ever before in our region.”

The Eagle X system is customizable to fit customer requirements for
range, accuracy, weight, point cloud density, and budget. Eagle X
delivers considerable ease of use because the system is controlled, from
set-up through operation, via a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Eagle X
provides these devices with a streaming real-time image of a
geo-referenced point cloud, while simultaneously generating and saving a
map of the area. As Techmake expands Eagle X capabilities, users will
receive automatic updates by connecting their system to a Wi-Fi network.

“Velodyne’s lidar sensors deliver the most accurate real-time,
high-resolution data in the industry. Their performance, light weight,
and compact form factor helped us to design an easy-to-use system that
can be configured to fit a company’s specific mapping needs. Eagle X
eliminates customer fear of not being able to buy a lidar mapping system
or not being able to use it due to inadequate local support,” said

“Industry leaders rely on Velodyne’s rich computer perception data to
provide high-performing mapping systems in a compact solution,” said
Mike Jellen, President and CCO, Velodyne Lidar. “Techmake has developed
a strong and hard-earned reputation for delivering customized projects
and has built on this position by providing an exceptional,
user-friendly lidar mapping experience with Eagle X.”

About Velodyne Lidar

provides the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and
driver assistance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Jose,
Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough
lidar sensor technologies. In 2005, Velodyne’s Founder and CEO, David
, invented real-time surround view lidar systems,
revolutionizing perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility,
mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product
line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the
cost-effective Puck™,
the versatile Ultra
, the perfect for L4-L5 autonomy Alpha
, the ultra-wide angle VelaDome™,
the ADAS-optimized Velarray™,
and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.
To learn more about lidar, please visit Velodyne’s Lidar
101 webpage