Carlson Reveals New Scan2K Scanner
Carlson Software proudly announces the release of the Scan2K Laser Scanner , a versatile, fast, easy-to-use solution for the creation of accurate 3D survey data up to a range of “2K” (2,000) meters.

Built with surveyors in mind, the Scan2K is at home in the field with its weather-proof housing, user-friendly sunlight-visible touch screen interface with simple, menu-driven operations for quickly collecting and georeferencing point cloud data. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, a compass, and an L1 GNSS receiver, the Scan2K can be deployed in many environments and orientations, including mobile operations

Carlson Introduces Vsx7 GNSS Receiver for Machine Control
Carlson Machine Control has introduced the Vsx7 multi-frequency position and heading receiver. The Vsx7 is a multiGNSS receiver designed specifically for machine control and can be installed on excavators, drills, pile drivers, and more.

Paired with the Carlson A45 antennas, the Vsx7 features high-precision positioning in Athena RTK, Atlas L-band, and SBAS and heading accuracy of up to .01 degrees. The whole Vsx7 system is designed to operate in harsh conditions from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be mounted either by bolts or with magnets depending on the application and external environment.

Scanning the New Year for Inspiration
by Steve Cummings
We at Carlson hope that you had a great 2019 and are poised and ready for another great year in 2020. Everything came and went so fast last year – we got cheated almost a whole week from Thanksgiving to Christmas and Wednesday is the worst day for Christmas and New Year’s Day. I have to admit that, for a moment, I had less than 100% motivation and enthusiasm when I showed up for work Monday, December 23.

That was until Nuno Fernandes arrived from our office in York, England with Carlson’s brand new not-even-released-yet terrestrial scanner, the Carlson Scan2K , and said “Let’s go scan my building.”

Michael Manning Rejoins Carlson Software as Sales Director for APAC
Carlson Software is pleased to welcome back Michael Manning, this time as the Director of Sales for the Carlson Software products servicing the agricultural, aerial mapping, civil engineering, construction, data collection, GIS, and surveying industries in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Manning, who is based near Brisbane, Australia, previously worked at Carlson from 2005 to 2009 as its Business Development Manager for the APAC region. Over the last decade, he has expanded his expertise in GNSS and Aerial Photogrammetry and has become a Professional Remote Pilot in Australia.

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Carlson ‘Go West’ 2020 User Conference Tickets Available Now!
For those looking to improve their Carlson software and hardware skills, now is the time to sign up to attend Carlson’s ‘Go West’ 2020 User Conference. Scheduled to be held April 20-22, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, the 2020 Go West Conference offers more than 60 educational sessions to choose from — covering a wide variety of industries, products, and workflows. Special early-bird rates expire January 31 st !

Microsoft Retires Windows 7–Update to Carlson 2020 on Windows 10!
If you're among the many who will need to update to Windows 10 now that Windows 7 is officially unsupported, keep in mind that Carlson 2015 and older are not officially supported on Windows 10.

Contact your regional rep to update to Carlson 2020 with full support for Windows 10!
Carlson 2020 Update–User Action Required!
A new Carlson 2020 build is available, but may need to be downloaded manually. Please visit this page for more information!
VIDEO: Modifying Grid Files with Grid File Utilities in Carlson Mining

Tyler Faulkner of Carlson Mining provides a walkthrough of modifying grid files to fit a variety of needs.

This video provides a few examples of grid files and how they might be changed. It features three example files 1.) a topography grid, 2.) an elevation grid showing the bottom of an overburden layer, 3.) and an elevation grid showing some key material.