RIEGL VUX-120 UAV Wins the Geospatial Innovation Award!


During the Geospatial World Forum – taking place in Amsterdam from October 20-22 this year- geospatial best practices from around the globe are being recognized. RIEGL is proud to announce that the RIEGL VUX-120 UAV-LiDAR Sensor for Corridor Mapping has been awarded with the Geospatial World Innovation Award 2021!

On October 20, 2021, in course of the Geospatial World Forum Gala Dinner, James Van Rens, Strategic Advisor RIEGL Group & Sr. VP RIEGL USA, accepted the highly appreciated award on behalf of RIEGL.

"The RIEGL VUX-120 is a powerful and versatile solution that exceeds the needs of the geospatial industry for high performance, engineering, and survey grade accuracy LiDAR. The VUX-120's long ranging capability offers a cost-effective solution for both unmanned and manned aircraft integrations alike, providing economies of scale to enable a quicker return on investment. It is a privilege to see the expansion of performance capabilities and usage of RIEGL LiDAR in parallel to the reduction of sensor form", stated James van Rens.

The lightweight and versatile RIEGL VUX-120 was awarded in the category "Innovation" for its high performance, efficiency, and user friendliness.

The small-sized and extremely lightweight sensor uses an innovative scanning pattern for the optimal coverage of complex and vertical targets, such as high-voltage transmission towers or building facades. This scan pattern employs a nadir/forward/backward scanning geometry and a 100° wide field of view for exceptional target coverage in a single pass. Thus, the RIEGL VUX-120 is the ultimate UAV-LiDAR Sensor for Corridor Mapping providing users with excellent high-resolution surveying data on the one side and saving time and money in their UAV missions on the other side.

After being awarded in September during INTERGEO 2021 with the Wichmann Innovations Award, the Geospatial Innovations Award is the second award that the RIEGL VUX-120 UAV LiDAR sensor was honored with. We are proud that our efforts as a leader in Ultimate LiDARTM technology have been recognized. This spurs us on to further strengthen our performance in research and development – rest assured, RIEGL will continue to provide the industry with products of outstanding performance!

In his acceptance speech, James Van Rens, Strategic Advisor RIEGL Group / Government & Industry Relations, once again emphasizes the outstanding features of the RIEGL VUX-120