J-Mate

Does anyone have a feel for whether the J-Mate might conceivably be used for limited topographic/design Survey type scanning? I do less of the commercial type as-builts because they are so tedious - and have thoughts about scanning to break this tedium in the field. I think it is mostly geared towards boundary type work?
 

Shawn Billings

Shawn Billings
5PLS
Does anyone have a feel for whether the J-Mate might conceivably be used for limited topographic/design Survey type scanning? I do less of the commercial type as-builts because they are so tedious - and have thoughts about scanning to break this tedium in the field. I think it is mostly geared towards boundary type work?
Ralph, I believe it will be very well suited to commercial as-builts, but we'll have to wait and see how the system works before we can say for certain. It's one of the top applications I anticipate using it for.
 
And yes, way too far ahead, whoa Nelly.......might the Victor LS control the J-Mate? Obviously we lose GNSS and other functionality - but as a stand-alone TS, if we split into an LS and TS crew? I know, I know, we would actually have to find someone to work with us
 

Jim Frame

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might the Victor LS control the J-Mate? Obviously we lose GNSS and other functionality - but as a stand-alone TS
For the $20K price point of the J-Mate you can get a *much* more capable robotic total station from one of the second-tier manufacturers (e.g. GeoMax, my personal favorite). In my opinion, the GNSS integration of the J-Mate is the only thing in its favor given its cost.
 
More seriously, the photographic, photogrammetric and smart scanning functionalities of the J-Mate are pretty exciting, potentially. Most all of the RTSes lack these features - and IMO the third party robotic control is quite lacking.
 
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Joe Paulin

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I think we will have to wait and see how testing goes for the JMate. It has a lot of potential. I agree Jim, you can buy nice robots for under 20k, but I think the intent of the JMate isn't to compete with a robotic total station, but rather supplement the LS when needed. The scanning capability could really make the JMate stand out.
 

Joe Paulin

Active Member
I am kinda surprised nobody else has mentioned that they signed up as well. I assume the 5PLS Team will be testing as well. Patrick, have you been contacted by anybody at Javad yet? I haven't.
 

Adam

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5PLS
There are quite a few folks that have signed up. The 5PLS team is signed up as well. I don't think anyone has been contacted yet.
 

Steve Douty

Active Member
I have also signed up. Like everyone else, I have not received any acknowledgement from JAVAD. Some communication would be nice.
 

Patrick Garner

Active Member
I am kinda surprised nobody else has mentioned that they signed up as well. I assume the 5PLS Team will be testing as well. Patrick, have you been contacted by anybody at Javad yet? I haven't.
I am kinda surprised nobody else has mentioned that they signed up as well. I assume the 5PLS Team will be testing as well. Patrick, have you been contacted by anybody at Javad yet? I haven't.
Silence. I suspect that when units are available, we'll be the first to hear.
 

Adam

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5PLS
Also, there has been so many sign up that the 20 testers will be selected from the group of registrants by Javad.
 
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