26th October 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS GeoRadar is pleased to announce the release of a new software aimed to fulfill the need of the market to be able to plan where and how to install a slope monitoring radar according to the specific site needs.
25th October 2016, Pisa Italy. OPTRON, the South African distributor of IDS GeoRadar, dedicated a workshop to training on the Opera Duo at Geomatics Indaba. It was the most active training workshop of the event.
29th September 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS GeoRadar is pleased to announce that it has now established a local office in South Africa, where an experienced team of professionals is entirely dedicated to support and expand the IBIS Radar monitoring business in the Africa region.
1st September 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS GeoRadar have today launched the Stream C, the newest member of its range of ground penetrating radar systems. Stream C is the compact array solution for real-time 3D mapping of underground utilities and features. Thanks to the increased level of accuracy provided by a massive antenna array, Stream C is able to detect pipes and cables automatically.
15th July 2016, Pisa Italy. In addition to the solar panels which are already offered as an alternativeto the diesel generator, and in order to increase the use of clean energy, the IBIS-Rover is now available with an optional Green Kit, which includes a 500 W wind turbine and new improved solar panels. The Green Kit is fully integrated in the IBIS-Rover and can easily be installed as an upgrade to an already operational system.
28th June 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS is pleased to announce the launch of the integration of the Opera Duo with the GG03 GPS by Leica.
22nd June 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS is pleased to present the new accelerometer version of IBIS-FS that mitigates the effect of large external vibration sources on radar results.
15th June 2016, Pisa Italy. IDS has completed the sale of its GeoRadar division to Leica Geosystems AG, part of Hexagon AB. The GeoRadar division’s role within IDS was to design, manufacture and market IDS’s civil interferometric and ground penetrating radar systems. IDS first started investigating and developing GPR technologies in 1991. In 1997 IDS launched the RIS MF, the first multi-channel, multi-frequency GPR dedicated to underground mapping. The introduction of the first completely digital radar control unit followed in 2004 and then in 2006 IDS introduced its first interferometric radar for slope and structure monitoring. IDS GeoRadar is now one of the three leading manufacturers of GPR equipment in the world and hence the IDS mission, to create innovative new technologies in niche areas and to then develop them through to maturity, has been fulfilled.
For clients of IDS GeoRadar, they will benefit from being able to access more complete solutions that also integrate the technology of Leica Geosystems and to also access the large worldwide support infrastructure of Leica Geosystems and Hexagon. The new ownership enables the GeoRadar offerings to step up a level in market presence, both in regards to market penetration and in the range of solutions.
For IDS, we now have the opportunity to invest more in our core business area of investigating new technologies and new applications for existing technologies. These include our expanding interests in unmanned systems and new radar systems for the civil and defense markets as well as continuing development of our state-of-the-art electromagnetic engineering solutions and integrated systems for air navigation.
With the launch of the new IBIS Guardian TrueVector software, IDS has yet again set a new standard in radar monitoring by enabling the integration of multiple IBIS radar units to resolve the spatial displacement vector over a monitored area with the sub-millimetric accuracy typical of IBIS radars.