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Proceq GPR Live lets you see into concrete structures on your iPad in 3D with Augmented Reality, setting a new gold standard in concrete imaging

September 20, 2018, 10:00 am CEST

Proceq, the technology leader in non-destructive testing (NDT), drives industry efficiency by introducing Augmented Reality (AR) to its Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), enabling users to literally look into concrete structures such as buildings, tunnels and bridges, while surveying for features and flaws.

Efficient inspection of infrastructure and buildings is the fundamental first step to detect flaws and verify the as-built condition to avoid any disruptive failures during the lifecycle of an asset. Proceq is transforming the NDT industry through continuous innovation in setting new standards in measurement performance, ease-of-use, sharing of inspection results, enhancing analysis and insights, and supporting real-time decision-making on site without the need for expensive and time consuming post-processing.

A novel AR feature (https://www.proceq.com/products/augmented-reality/) is launched for the Proceq GPR Live app on the Apple® App Store globally, starting Monday September 24, 2018. The solution projects tomographic time-slice and 3D representations onto and into the concrete structures through the iPad screen. The end result is a straightforward, intuitive visualization of measurements that radically facilitates data interpretation on site.

Proceq introduces AR to its GPR line-up exactly one year after the 2017 Global Summit, where the Proceq Live product family was launched. Since then, Proceq and Tectus Dreamlab joined forces on AR employing the latest technologies in this arena.

With on-site 3D, on-board AR and commercial options including hardware-as-a-service (HAAS), Proceq GPR Live products grant unparalleled clarity to users worldwide when looking into concrete. With the automatic synchronization on the Proceq Live cloud, users can maintain a ‘medical record’ of an asset that is accessible by all stakeholders of infrastructure and building assets.

Proceq CEO Ralph Mennicke said: “Proceq customers are responsible for maintaining critical infrastructure assets around the world. They need first-class tools that enable them to quickly and accurately assess and report on asset condition. We are developing groundbreaking technologies and solutions with new opportunities of remote collaboration from anywhere, anytime. The release of this feature is just the start of a planned move into AR across the multi-technology Proceq Live product range. It is our paradigm to transform NDT workflows in ways most cannot even yet imagine.”

Marcel Poser, Proceq Executive Chairman and Tectus Group CEO pointed out: “From early on, we have invested into IoT, AR, VR and A.I. for the benefit of all our group companies. The formation of Tectus Dreamlab and the cooperation with A*STAR, the governmental Research Agency in Singapore, has given to all our Tectus Group companies a unique and extraordinary innovation boost. Proceq in particular is adopting such new digital, mobile technological advances to give us a tangible competitive advantage in the NDT industry. The fact that we have become a sought-after employer by top talents from multiple disciplines endorses our innovation strategy.”