A new product that will revolutionize the construction industry

Pix4D Launches Crane Camera Solution that will Revolutionize the Construction Industry

Today, as more and more industries adopt drone mapping and modeling for its quick and accurate results, certain industry applications benefit from alternative forms of data capture: especially where drone flights are either not possible or inconvenient. The construction industry is one of them, as it needs the ability to automatically collect site data, analyze it collectively, and follow site development over time.

The World’s first Crane Camera System
Documenting and measuring sites on a regular basis is necessary, though time-consuming or costly. This is why Pix4D has developed a new way to collect site data which leverages equipment already on site. By mounting a camera system on a tower crane and combining it with powerful Pix4Dbim software, Pix4D provides an automated and non-intrusive way to monitor construction sites daily, from an aerial perspective. 

This solution becomes even more valuable in urban areas where drone regulations make flying difficult.

While the crane completes its normal operations, camera sensors detect movement and automatically activate the data collection. As soon as enough high-resolution images are captured, data is wirelessly transmitted to the Pix4D cloud to be turned into 2D maps and 3D models. Once on the Pix4Dbim cloud, deliverables are easily analyzed and shared; anyone who needs to review the current site status can remotely access the results. Advanced editing tools are also available using Pix4Dbim desktop software.

Because image capture and processing are automatic, no human intervention is required to get a daily online visualization of the as-built site status. What better way to verify and keep the BIM process on track than to have automatic updates of the site? Pix4D’s unique hybrid technology gives mapping professionals the freedom of mobile data capture, along with seamless editing and analysis on both desktop and cloud.

Drone images can also be incorporated into the workflow, providing a complete solution for comprehensive site coverage, from the earliest earthwork stages. 


Exclusive Early Adopter Program
To introduce the crane camera solution, Pix4D is launching an Early Adopter Program: fifty construction professionals will be selected to receive a free prototype camera to install and test on their site, in exchange for feedback of the system. Camera use is free-of-charge and members will benefit from exclusive access to Pix4Dbim cloud and desktop software solutions.


To find out more about our product: https://pix4d.com/product/crane-camera/


About Pix4D
Founded in 2011 after more than ten years of leading scientific research, Pix4D has become the main provider and industry standard for professional drone photogrammetry software.  Started as a spin-off of EPFL in Switzerland, Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company with headquarters in Lausanne and local offices in San Francisco and Shanghai.


Source: Pix4D

Sabrina Cardot