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DMK Associates Brings Leica ScanStation C5 Scanner to SW Florida

2 July 2012

Regional leader DMK Associates Inc. chooses a Leica Geosystems ScanStation C5 scanner to equip Southwest Florida's first permanently-based laser scanning crew.

(Norcross, Ga./Heerbrugg, 2 July 2012) - DMK Associates, Inc., a 28-person full-service consulting firm serving counties and municipalities in Southwest Florida, recently established the region's first dedicated laser scanning crew and chose Leica's new ScanStation C5 laser scanner for daily operations. DMK came to FLT Geosystems, Florida's full line Leica Geosystems dealer and inquired about a cost effective entry level laser scanner. "The C5 was a good fit for us," said DMK President and CEO Karl Kokomoor, PE, "It's a great value as is, we're very comfortable with Leica Geosystems rugged equipment, and the C5 can be upgraded when we need more capacity—it was the best choice for us and is really working out well."

Kokomoor says that the local offices of some national consulting firms have been using laser scanners for a few years. "But we're the first to establish a field crew and full office capacity to process point clouds into the models and data that our clients need. Cities and other clients are beginning to ask for scanned data, and it was important to us to stay ahead of the market."

One of DMK Associate's concentrations is forensic surveying, and two early projects prove that scanning is extremely useful in this specialized sector. "We were able to scan a paver block parking system that was slipping badly, and create maps and displays that isolated the problem areas to help guide mediation and mitigation," explains Kokomoor, "And we've also scanned a large deck on three occasions—by comparing scans over time, we've precisely located the areas of uneven settlement, and can now design a cost-effective solution."

The ScanStation C5 comes standard as a high-performance, cost-effective scanner that works well for entry-level teams and early adopters like DMK Associates. As the need for scanning data expands, the C5 can be upgraded to add high-resolution imaging and video, dual-axis compensation, increased range and higher speeds, and other advanced capacities. It is proving to be one of the best available options for consulting and contracting firms adding scanning capacity.

"When a progressive firm like DMK Associates chooses our equipment, it vindicates all the time we spend on research and development," said Leica Geosystems Southeast Regional Sales Manager René Van Kersbergen, "We know that scanning is a vital technology for keeping Florida's public infrastructure in good repair, and we're glad we have a scanner, the ScanStation C5, that works well as a gateway instrument and adds features as they're needed."

FLT Geosystems - Since FLT Geosystems opened the doors in 1956, the continuing goal has been to provide the best possible products and services-at the best possible prices-to land surveyors, mappers, engineers, and contractors. FLT Geosystems is a dealer for Leica Geosystems carrying the full-line survey, laser, machine automation, and HDS equipment. Our factory authorized service centers are located in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, and repair virtually all makes of surveying instruments and lasers. Each facility is equipped to provide fast turn-around time and reliable repairs. Our technicians are factory trained to use the latest technologies in computer aided diagnostics to source problems fast.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems is the industry leader in measurement and information technologies. We create complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for innovative product and solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, building and heavy construction, safety and security, and power and plant trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.


Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

Tel: +41 71 727 3534
E-Mail: media@leica-geosystems.com

The ScanStation C5 comes standard as a high-performance, cost-effective scanner that works well for entry-level teams.