News Release: AltiGator and YellowScan unveil a 5.6kg survey-grade LiDAR UAV all integrated system, ideal for centimetric urban surveys.

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AltiGator and YellowScan are pleased to announce an ultra-light weight LiDAR UAV combo allowing for the first time centimetric UAV surveys in urban areas, in accordance with most regulations.

The YellowScan Surveyor ultra-light stand-alone LiDAR system is embedded on the OnyxStar® XENA multirotor UAV, which is the last generation professional drone designed by Altigator.

Compact, light, powerful and foldable, Xena is the result of the analysis of users’ operational needs and months of Research & Development in order to release this versatile “off-roader” type of drone.

Dust proof, it can be transported either in a small-size case, or even as a backpack, which makes it the ideal solution to perform survey, mapping, environmental and mining monitoring of areas up to 100 ha on any type of field.

With a total take-off weight of 5.6kg including the YellowScan Surveyor system, the aircraft can navigate autonomously up to 25 minutes with 1 single battery, and can also lift a combined camera to mix Lidar scanning and photogrammetry.

Years of partnership between YellowScan and Altigator and renowned references worldwide demonstrate the effectiveness of their systems.

The YellowScan Surveyor includes:
– High-end Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) allowing precision measurement of the attitude
– Dual-frequency GNSS receiver, capable of operating in RTK or PPK positioning mode
– Multi-echo laser scanner
– On-board computer for continuous data acquisition and processing
– Battery (up to 1.5 hours of autonomy)
– Worldwide technical and operational support

YellowScan Surveyor Key Specifications:
•    Precision: 4cm
•    Absolute accuracy: 5cm
•    Laser scanner frequency: 300 kHz
•    Weight: 1.5 kg battery included
•    Power consumption: 15W
•    Autonomy: 1.5 hours typ.
•    Size (mm): 100x 150 x 140

YellowScan Surveyor benefits:
•    Designed by surveyors for surveyors
•    Robust and reliable
•    Turnkey, quick and simple to operate
•    Fully autonomous, can be mounted quickly on any drone
•    Sub-decimetric accuracy and highest density for demanding survey applications

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Founded in 2008, Altigator is among the first European manufacturers of commercial drones -under the OnyxStar brandname- certified by several National Civil Aviations authorities worldwide.

For more information please navigate to www.altigator.com or contact Altigator at info@altigator.com

At YellowScan, we design, develop and produce UAV Mapping solutions for professional applications. Fully integrated, ultra-light and easy to use, these highly automated data collection tools are operated worlwide in various fields such as surveying, forestry, environmental research, archeology, corridor mapping, civil engineering and mining.
With more than 10 years of field experience, YellowScan is committed to delivering the highest level of performance, reliability and robustness for its solutions. Our platforms are field tested all over the world in multiple environments (tropical forest, bare soil, mountains, rivers, coast lines, open-pit mine, power lines).

For more information please navigate to www.yellowscan.fr or contact us at contact@yellowscan.fr

Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg

YellowScan will attend Intergeo 2016 from October 11th to October 13th. This event will take place in Hamburg, Germany.

Come and meet us in Hall A1 booth B1.035 to discover or know more about our LiDARs: the Surveyor and the Mapper. 

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Tell us what your applications are, we’ll help you design the best fitted solution to your needs: which LiDAR? With which UAV? What post-processing software?

YellowScan is dedicated to providing world’s lightest all-integrated LiDAR solutions for UAVs to the market and is supporting clients worldwide in their decision and acquisition processes.

Why attend Intergeo 2016?

If you are interested in innovative products and services in the GEOSPATIAL sector, INTERGEO is the place for you!

The trade fair covers the entire spectrum of processing, using and analysing geodata. Exhibitors and visitors discuss the latest developments in the sector over the course of three days. The trade fair’s various topics guide visitors along the entire value creation chain – INTERGEO’s broad range of topics covers every possible wish.

INTERGEO showcases the entire value creation chain under one roof – from data capture, technologies and processes right through to finished products, visual representations and solutions.

About YellowScan UAV LiDAR systems

YellowScan develops lightweight UAV LiDAR systems. The Mapper was developed for UAV Mapping and was the first lightweight UAV LiDAR available on the market, with its 2.1kg. The Surveyor, LiDAR scanning system launched in February 2016, is designed for UAV Surveying needing a high precision and accuracy.

R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution began in early 2015, with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of most demanding survey and terrain professionals, YellowScan Surveyor is quick and easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where you need it.

The team has carefully selected and deployed the best high-end components for unparalleled level of performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 single board GNSS-Inertial solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation direct georeferencing.

Applications include Mining, Civil Egineering and Corridor Mapping: Wether you need to evaluate your stockpiles, generate the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of your quarry and surroundings to extend it, obtain the topography of a wooded area to design a future road or railway, or survey the vegetation corridor to prevent accidents, the Surveyor is the right UAV payload which can be complemented by photogrammetry.

Surveyor demonstration in South Africa

Demonstration in South Africa

The Surveyor system will be demonstrated in South Africa with our distributor Aciel Geomatics on September 15th. Come and join us at the Barnstormers Flying Club in Kempton Park to witness the incredibly precise, easy-to-use and all-integrated LiDAR that is the YellowScan Surveyor! If you are interested in Aerial surveying, UAV mapping or Topography and you wish to learn more about our all-integrated Lightweight UAV LiDAR, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Feel free to Register online

The Surveyor will be the UAV payload of an Aerial Kopter drone.

AERIAL KOPTER - Demonstration in South Africa

About YellowScan UAV LiDAR systems

YellowScan develops lightweight UAV LiDAR systems. The Mapper was developed for UAV Mapping and was the first lightweight UAV LiDAR available on the market, with its 2.1kg. The Surveyor, LiDAR scanning system launched in February 2016, is designed for UAV Surveying needing a high precision and accuracy.

R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution began in early 2015, with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of most demanding survey and terrain professionals, YellowScan Surveyor is quick and easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where you need it.

The team has carefully selected and deployed the best high-end components for unparalleled level of performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 single board GNSS-Inertial solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation direct georeferencing.

Applications include Mining, Civil Egineering and Corridor Mapping: Wether you need to evaluate your stockpiles, generate the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of your quarry and surroundings to extend it, obtain the topography of a wooded area to design a future road or railway, or survey the vegetation corridor to prevent accidents, the Surveyor is the right UAV payload which can be complemented by photogrammetry.

Irish Surveyor Demo : YellowScan’s new UAV LiDAR

 Irish Surveyor Demo

Geoinspect’s Altura drone with the YellowScan Surveyor UAV LiDAR : Irish Surveyor Demo configuration
Geoinspect’s Altura drone with the YellowScan Surveyor UAV LiDAR

Our partner and distributor Geoinspect is organizing on September 7th a demonstration in Ireland: the Irish Surveyor Demo . Come and join us at the Hempstown Quarry in Blessington, just 15 minutes off the M50, to witness the incredibly precise, easy-to-use and all-integrated LiDAR that is the YellowScan Surveyor! If you are interested in Aerial surveying, UAV mapping or Topography and you wish to learn more about our all-integrated Lightweight UAV LiDAR, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Feel free to Register online

The Surveyor will be the UAV payload of the Altura from Aerialtronics.

About YellowScan UAV LiDAR systems

YellowScan develops lightweight UAV LiDAR systems. The Mapper was developed for UAV Mapping and was the first lightweight UAV LiDAR available on the market, with its 2.1kg. The Surveyor, LiDAR scanning system launched in February 2016, is designed for UAV Surveying needing a high precision and accuracy.

R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution began in early 2015, with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of most demanding survey and terrain professionals, YellowScan Surveyor is quick and easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where you need it.

The team has carefully selected and deployed the best high-end components for unparalleled level of performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 single board GNSS-Inertial solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation direct georeferencing.

Applications include Mining, Civil Egineering and Corridor Mapping: Wether you need to evaluate your stockpiles, generate the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of your quarry and surroundings to extend it, obtain the topography of a wooded area to design a future road or railway, or survey the vegetation corridor to prevent accidents, the Surveyor is the right UAV payload which can be complemented by photogrammetry.

USA Demo : the Ultralight YellowScan Surveyor LiDAR

First USA Demo of the Surveyor LiDAR

USA Demo: Pulse Aeospace's Vapor 35 UAV with the YellowScan Mapper LiDAR
Pulse Aeospace’s Vapor 35 UAV with the YellowScan Mapper, the Surveyor’s brother system.

On the 30th of August will be held near Denver the Surveyor system’s first USA demo ever on Pulse Aerospace‘s Vapor 35. Come and join us to witness the incredibly precise, easy-to-use and all-integrated LiDAR that is the YellowScan Surveyor! If you are interested in Aerial surveying, UAV mapping or Topography and you wish to learn more about our all-integrated Lightweight UAV LiDAR, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Feel free to Register online

The event will be hosted by our partner Juniper Unmanned, who will train and support all US customers

About YellowScan LiDAR systems

YellowScan develops lightweight UAV LiDARs. The Mapper was developed for UAV Mapping and was the first lightweight UAV LiDAR available on the market, with its 2.1kg. The Surveyor, LiDAR scanning system launched in February 2016, is designed for UAV Surveying needing a high precision and accuracy.

R&D development for the YellowScan Surveyor solution began in early 2015, with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of most demanding survey and terrain professionals, YellowScan Surveyor is quick and easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where you need it.

The team has carefully selected and deployed the best high-end components for unparalleled level of performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 single board GNSS-Inertial solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation direct georeferencing.

Applications include Mining, Civil Egineering and Corridor Mapping: Wether you need to evaluate your stockpiles, generate the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of your quarry and surroundings to extend it, obtain the topography of a wooded area to design a future road or railway, or survey the vegetation corridor to prevent accidents, the Surveyor is the right UAV payload which can be complemented by photogrammetry.

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – South Africa

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YellowScan will be present on 12-14 September at Geomatic Indaba 2016, a conference and exhibition on surveying, geospatial information, GIS, mapping, remote sensing and location-based business.

During the conference located at Emperors Palace (South Africa), you will be able to meet our application engineer, Pierre Chaponnière as well as our Head of Sales & Marketing, Pierre d’Hauteville.

Also, the program of Geomatics Indaba Conference enables YellowScan’s team to present a demonstration of our product : the Surveyor. This Demo will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at Transnet School of Rail, Esselenpark Campus, Gauteng. The Surveyor will be flying on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and generate georeferenced point cloud. With point cloud classification of the area you will be able to see the difference between digital elevation model (DEM) and digital terrain model (DTM).

If you are interested in Aerial surveying, UAV mapping or Topography and you wish to learn more about our all-integrated Lightweight UAV LiDAR, feel free to check out the program and register to the Conference.

LiDAR for Drone Conference 2016 – Montpellier

LIDAR for Drone - International YellowScan User Conference 2016


Archeology | Forestry | Powerlines | Surveying | Mining | Civil Engineering

22-23 June 2016

Château de Flaugergues
Montpellier,  France

  • Live Demonstrations
  • Industry Case Studies
  • What’s New and What’s Coming
  • Social Events

What happened at the YellowScan LiDAR for Drone User Conference ?

“In one flight which took us 25 minutes we covered an area which normal surveyors will cover in four days. This is impressive. Very impressive “

Andrejs Veliks, cadastral planning in Latvia

“My customers don’t believe UAV LiDAR can be used for construction and building, but when we really achieve the 5-cm accuracy and do it, then people go…Wow

Bart Zondag, Consultant, 30 years in surveying

“With a product like this, customers are going to find a whole new level of projects that they could not do before or could not do efficiently. It is really revolutionizing what can be done in the survey industry”

 Joe Hutton, Inertial Technology and Airborne Products, Applanix

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LiDAR for Drone

On the 22nd and 23rd of June, the YellowScan International User Conference was held in Montpellier, France. In the prestigious Château de Flaugergues, guests were served to a rich program : technical conferences, demonstrations on the field and data analysis, with speakers from all over the world. A part of the Conference was dedicated to LiDAR technologies for UAVs : 3D LiDAR Scanner, IMU, GNSS, processing software, UAV and of course the new YellowScan LiDAR :

                 The Surveyor LiDAR for Drone.

  • Dieter Gabriel, Technical Marketing Manager EMEA at Velodyne exposed the principles of LiDAR Scanner technology as well as the applications and developments Velodyne is facing ;
  • Joe Hutton Director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products at Applanix underlined the importance of having the precise position and attitude thanks to the IMU and GNSS to properly georeference each point generated by the laser scanner ;
  • Arrtu Soininen, Head Software Developer at Terrasolid presented the Terrasolid software suit and its data processing capabilities on data collected by the YellowScan Surveyor on a quarry ;
  • José Belda and Jérémy Gaya of ECA Drone highlighted their gasoline powered IT180 presenting 120 minutes of autonomy, great for YellowScan LiDARs !

We also focused during this event on LiDAR for Drone applications with clients testifying on their worlwide experience with YellowScan LiDARs :

  • Antoine Cottin from Carbomap, a specialist in forestry data processing, showed us how he used some data generated by the YellowScan Mapper in Ireland and the USA to measure tree heights and evaluate the forest’s state and productive areas ;
  • Bruno Roux from L’Avion Jaune underlined how LiDAR had been used for environmental research to study mound-field landscapes in Bolivia, vestiges of ancestral sustainable agricultural methods ;
  • Andrejs Veliks from Geolux told us how YellowScan’s Mapper for UAVs had revolutionnized his work in cadastral planning, giving him access to areas impossible to reach on foot, and making his company far more efficient than any other companies in Latvia;
  • Michel Assenbaum from L’Avion Jaune presented a modern archeological project from the BRGM. It took place in the Ardennes forest, and the objective was to map vestiges of World War I such as roads, ditches, embankments which draw a good picture of forgotten battlefields and disposal zones lost in vegetation.
  • Tristan Allouis, YellowScan’s CTO, also presented a test run on a quarry comparing the accuracy of ground survey data and photogrammetry to LiDAR acquisition.

Our guests were able to enjoy South of France’s good weather during our afternoon demos :

  • The first one was focused on one of YellowScan’s main applications : Corridor mapping for powerlines maintenance. Thanks to YellowScan’s LiDARs, you can visualize in 3D in only a few minutes the powerline and surrounding vegetation. José Carlos Garcia, CEO of Dielmo3D, displayed his company’s data processing and analysis expertise: they clearly locate and pinpoint trees too close to the powerline or threatening to fall on it.
  • The demo of the second day was held in an aeromodelism field and aimed at demonstrating the 5cm accuracy of the Surveyor system : attendees were astounded when the actual accuracy was 1.5cm ! Thank you to Cristophe Puerto from Exametrics, who measured the Ground Control Points for the Demo.

TVerrehe User Conference ended on the presentation of our next feature : the Ground Control Station. You will soon be able to visualize your point cloud generated real time thanks to our Software Engineer Lead Etienne Delclaux !
In between our conferences and demos, we had the pleasure to eat delicious food, the amazing opportunity to visit the castle where the owners still live, and to taste the home made wine production.
The evening of the 22nd was spent on the beach at the restaurant « Le Poisson Rouge » which served a perfectly cooked meal for the pleasure of our tastes.


Thank you to all our attendants, we really enjoyed our time with you and hope to see you next year at our YellowScan International User Conference !

Antoine Cottin

Dr Antoine Cottin

Chief Technology Officer, Carbomap Ltd.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Antoine is an expert in bathymetric LiDAR processing. He gained his PhD in Quebec and then a postdoctorate working in Mississippi with Optech and the US Army Corp of Engineers. Antoine has a decade’s experience of processing full waveform lidar systems. He has also led teams in successful field campaigns to validate lidar system’s accuracy. He also has significant experience in software development.
As Chief Technical Officer at Carbomap, Antoine is the lead software developer for the company’s processing chain, driving development from a technical perspective, as well as leading the data acquisition and processing aspects of projects.

Forest Management: “Measuring tree heights on small scale areas in order to evaluate the forest’s state and productive areas”

Speakers Joseph J Hutton

Joseph J. Hutton, MASc, P.Eng

Director, Inertial Technology and Airborne Products, Applanix

Joe Hutton has a Master of Applied Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Joe has been with Applanix since its inception in 1991, and is currently the Director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products. He has over 25 years of experience in the development and application of GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation systems for mobile mapping and positioning, and has co-authored more than two dozen papers on the topic of Direct Georeferencing. He is also the co-author of two patents on Post-mission High-Accuracy Position and Orientation Systems.

“High-accuracy Real-time and Post-processed MEMs Based GNSS-Inertial Solutions for Direct Georeferencing for UAV’s”

Speakers Arttu Soininen

Arttu Soininen

Head Software Developer at Terrasolid.

Arttu is the main developer of world market leading software family for processing airborne and mobile laser and image datasets. He has 27 years of experience writing 3D applications for survey and design.

“LiDAR data calibration and matching”

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Dieter Gabriel

Technical Marketing Manager EMEA, Velodyne Europe

Dieter is a graduated geo-scientist and has gained broad experience in the mapping, remote sensing and navigation industries. Over the last twentyfive years of his career he has held various technical and customer-oriented managerial positions at international companies like DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, EADS Astrium, InfoTerra and Applanix.

“Real-time 3D LiDAR Scanner Technologies for UAVs”

Speakers Jeremy Gaya

Jérémy Gaya

Technical Director, ECA Drone, 10 years of experience in UAV technologies and applications

José BELDA

Business Development Directeur, ECA Drone, 16 years of experience in industrial equipment and services sales

Speakers Jose Belda

“Infotron Mini UAV for Survey”

Speakers Jose Carlos Garcia

José Carlos García

CEO Dielmo 3D

“More than 85.000 km of experience as technical director managing transmission network corridor processing projects to measure offending vegetation. Experience in managing LiDAR processing services over 13 years, from basic LiDAR processing services as DTM/DSM creation to accurate engineering processing services.”

Powerlines Data Processing and Analysis

Speakers Bruno Roux

Bruno Roux

Chief Operating Officer, L’Avion Jaune

As a co-founder and operations director at L’Avion Jaune, Bruno masters RPAS conception and developments, and high-resolution multispectral imaging for environmental applications: river beds, coastal-lines, agronomy, archeology, wet-lands. Bruno started his career as an architect and holds a diploma from the renown Architure school of Paris-La Défense. He is also a passionate aerial photographer, and a former journalist for model aircarft magazines.

“A LiDAR on a drone to study mound-field landscapes in Bolivia”

Speakers Tristan Allouis

Dr Tristan Allouis

Chief Technology Officer, YellowScan

Tristan Allouis has led the development of YellowScan systems since 2012. His areas of expertise include computer science, remote sensing, technology development and forestry. After a Master’s degree in engineering, information technology and electronics from ESIEA (École Supérieure d’Informatique Électronique Automatique), Tristan’s research focused on forest mapping using Lidar data. He received his Ph.D. from AgroParisTech. Publications

Comparing DTM Accuracy with LiDAR, Photogrametry and ground survey data

Speakers Andrejs Veliks

Andrejs Veliks

CEO Geolux

Cadastral Planning in Latvia

Wednesday 22 June
LiDAR Technologies for UAVs

Thusday 23 June
LiDAR Applications for UAVs

08:30 Welcome coffee
09:00 Welcome coffee Archeology: “Mapping shell craters and infrastructure remainders from WW1 in the Ardennes forest” by Daniel HUBE, BRGM
09:30 LiDAR system : New YellowScan Surveyor for UAVs: “5-cm accuracy, 300 000 shots per second, 1.5 kg”, by Pierre d’Hauteville, CMO YellowScan Forest Management: “Measuring tree heights on small scale areas in order to evaluate the forest’s state and productive areas”, by Dr Antoine Cottin, Carbomap
10:00 GNSS/IMU: “High-accuracy Real-time and Post-processed MEMs Based GNSS-Inertial Solutions for Direct Georeferencing for UAV’s”, by Joe Hutton, Applanix Environmental Research: “A LiDAR on a drone to study mound-field landscapes in Bolivia”, by Dr Doyle McKey, CNRS CEFE and Bruno Roux, L’Avion Jaune
10:30 Break Break
11:00 Data Processing: “LiDAR data calibration and matching” by Arttu Soininen, TerraSolid Data Analysis: Quarry: Comparing DTM Accuracy with LiDAR, Photogrametry and ground survey data, by Tristan Allouis, CTO YellowScan
11:30 Mining & Construction: “Stockpile Data Processing and Volume Calculation”, by Arttu Soininen, TerraSolid Surveying: Cadastral Planning in Latvia, by Andrejs Veliks, Geolux
12:00 UAV: ECA Group Infotron Mini UAV for Survey, ECA Group Real-time 3D LiDAR Scanner Technologies, by Dieter Gabriel, Technical Marketing Manager EMEA, Velodyne Europe
12:30 Lunch  Lunch
13:30 Demo 1: PowerLines Demo 2: YellowScan Surveyor, 5cm accuracy demonstrated
15:30 Demo 1 : Data processing Demo 2 : Data processing
16:00 Data Processing: Powerlines by José Carlos, CEO Dielmo3D LiDAR system: YellowScan Ground control station, by Etienne Delclaux, Head of Software Development, YellowScan
16:30 Data Analysis: Powerlines by José Carlos, CEO Dielmo3D Wrapup Session: The Future of Lidar technology for UAVs
17:00 Castle Visit end
18:00 Wine Tasting
20:00 Dinner Party on the beach

Partners

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Terrasolid

ECA Group

Dielmo 3D

BRGM

Carbomap

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Velodyne

Media partners

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Demonstration in Japan

YellowScan is organizing a Demonstration Day in Matsumoto, Japan on May 30th in partnership with Mirukuru. 

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The DemoDay will take place in the Faculty of Agriculture in Shinshu University, Matsumoto.

The YellowScan’s Surveyor will be flying on a DJI Spreading wing S900 UAV.

If you wish to participate, please register online:

REGISTER

GEOBUSINESS 2016

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YellowScan will be exhibiting during GeoBusiness in the UK on May 24th and 25th.

We will be sharing Geo-4D’s booth : L28

Come and meet Laure, our Business Developper!

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XPONENTIAL 2016

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YellowScan will be exhibiting during XPONENTIAL with Pulse Aerospace (booth #531) and AutonomouStuff (booth #645) . Come and meet Pierre, our application engineer!

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