Merlin – The time-tagged laser scanner for cost-effective coastal, offshore and inland waterway surveying
Merlin is the new mapping product from Renishaw, engineered specifically to integrate with your survey vessel’s existing hydrographic equipment.
It enables you to synchronise Merlin’s above-water lidar data with your below-water sensors to produce accurate 360° data sets of the environment above and below the waterline simultaneously.
At the heart of the system is a 250m range laser scanner and a GPS receiver, which together provide accurately time-tagged survey data. Merlin supports the long-range lidar scanning of all above-water features associated with rivers, canals, coastlines and offshore areas. It will integrate with your vessel’s existing hydrographic equipment, enabling data capture above and below the waterline simultaneously.
Designed to support hydrographic surveyors
Manufactured in the UK at Renishaw’s award-winning production facilities, Renishaw’s mission is simple – to provide hydrographic surveyors with an accurate lidar sensor that offers:
Fast mobilisation and demobilisation
Flexible deployment options
Seamless integration with existing hardware
Full compatibility with industry-standard software packages
High performance in extreme marine environments
Don’t spend more than you need to
Seamless integration with your existing vessel hardware and software means you do not duplicate equipment, infrastructure or technologies that you already own.
Reduce project timescales
Merlin’s time-tagged data synchronises with that of your below-water bathymetric equipment for collection of full 360° data in a single pass. This also reduces data processing times.
Minimise training costs
The low-maintenance plug-and-play Merlin system is easy to install and operate, so there’s no need for specialist training. It is also compatible with industry-standard software packages.
Add value and stay competitive
By adding a dedicated marine lidar system to your product range, you can beat the competition by offering complex project capability while staying competitive in an evolving market.