The RIEGL VZ-400i is a cutting-edge 3D Laser Scanning System which combines a future-oriented, innovative new processing architecture and internet connectivity with RIEGL’s latest waveform processing LiDAR technology.
This real-time data flow is enabled through dual processing platforms: a dedicated processing system for simultaneous acquisition of scan data and image data, waveform processing and system operations, and a second processing platform which enables automatic on-board registration, geo-referencing, and analysis to be executed in parallel. The VZ-400i provides an integrated 3G/4G LTE modem, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet communications hardware.
With its integrated orientation sensor (MEMS IMU, compass, and barometer) the VZ-400i’s up to 1200 kHz pulse repetition rate can be fully utilized in many environments and orientations. The system provides a high range of flexibility by supporting numerous external peripherals and accessories via its integrated USB ports and stable mounting points.

For operating the scanner and for data processing, RIEGL offers the well established software package RiSCAN PRO. Different license levels and plugin module licenses allow an adaption to the user specific requirements.

Special software packages and tools - like RiPANO, that allows to explore your project and to extract plots in your browser - are additionally offered.

For geotechnical analysis of scanned rock surfaces, RIEGL provides the LIS GeoTec Plugin. It facilitates the calculation of surface normal for a local neighborhood. These surface normals are further analyzed to detect clusters of pre-dominant surface orientations, which are used for data classification and visualization on a polarplot diagram.

In forestry applications, the RIEGL LIS TreeAnalyzer Plugin enables the automatic extraction of various individual tree parameters – like georeferenced tree position, tree ID, diameter at breast height, tree height, crown area, or crown diameter – from terrestrial laser point clouds and their further processing in corresponding Third-Party software packages.

Additionally, RIEGL presents four apps for the 3D terrestrial laser scanners of the VZ-i series, which allow real-time analysis and data processing in diverse monitoring applications, among others in land slide monitoring but also in open pit mining operations. Based on reliable real-time data, the Monitoring App, the Monitor+ App, the Design Compare App and the Slope Angle App enable prompt necessary decisions in critical situations. More details about our apps can be found here.


Main Features
  • High laser pulse repetition rate of up to 1.2 MHz
  • High speed data acquisition up to 500,000 measurements/sec
  • Eye safe operation at Laser Class 1
  • Wide field of view, 100°x360°
  • Range up to 800 m
  • High accuracy, high precision ranging based on echo digitization, online waveform processing, and multiple-time-around processing
  • Innovative processing architecture for data acquisition and simultaneous geo-referencing in real-time
  • automatic on-board registration
  • simultaneous image and scan data aquisition
  • User-developed apps via python software
  • Cloud connectivity via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE
  • fully compatible with the RIEGL VMZ Hybrid Mobile Laser Mapping System
  • Multiple target capability
  • Optional waveform data output
  • Orientation sensor for pose estimation
  • Integrated GNSS receiver
Main Applications
  • As-Built Surveying
  • Architecture & Facade Measurements
  • Archeology & Cultural Heritage
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Forensics & Crash Scene Investigation
  • City Modeling
  • Tunnel Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Research
  • Monitoring


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