Safety equipment: Ground Penetrating Radar systems

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Test products: Radiodetection announces the launch of the RD1100™ and RD1500™ GPR utility locating systems offering a range of products for viewing and analyzing buried utilities. Both new units now have internal GPS, on-board Wi-Fi and a high resolution touch screen. In addition, the RD1500 allows users to create depth slices and review their locate path on screen while on site, and selectively enhance shallow/small, medium depth/size, or deep/large targets using the proprietary FrequenSee™.

RD1100 is the ideal workhorse for locate specialists, surveyors and other professionals that need to trace and mark the positions of both metallic and non-metallic buried cables and pipes. The GPS included as standard allows users to display the position of screenshots taken in Google Earth™ and other geo-referencing programs.

Screenshots are saved with one button-push to internal memory together with their GPS and other relevant data. These can be emailed to clients or colleagues via the on-board Wi-Fi or exported later via USB.

RD1500 becomes the GPR utility locating tool of choice; by recording Grid Scans, users can view not only Line Views but also Depth Slices which greatly increases the clarity of the collected data.

The proprietary FrequenSee technology exploits the wide bandwidth of the RD1500 antenna and allows the user to select the low, medium or high part of the frequency spectrum to focus on the desired features, selectively enhancing small, medium, large or all targets for easier viewing and detection.

Options for the RD1500 include:
• an external GPS, for higher accuracy
• the Enhancement package, which enables PC users to slice through the exported depth data, export data to other formats and more, and
• for even more analysis, the Utility Suite software option that offers features such as processing and displaying grid data in alternative ways, and the ability to output data to 3D visualization software such as Voxler®.

Geotechnical Engineering Limited of Gloucester, England, is the largest privately owned ground investigation contractor in the UK. Utility surveying forms an integral part of their daily activities and Gary Simpson, Operations Manager, enthused “the RD1500 provides the performance I’m looking for, with FrequenSee giving me the advantages of three antennas in one.”

About Radiodetection
Radiodetection is a leading global developer and supplier of test equipment used by utility companies to help install, protect and maintain their infrastructure networks. Radiodetection is part of SPX Corporation.

About SPX Corporation
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a leading supplier of highly engineered HVAC products, detection and measurement technologies and power equipment. With operations in about 20 countries, SPX Corporation has approximately $2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. SPX Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, “SPXC”.

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