THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+ prides itself on having some of the most powerful cameras and highest-clarity lenses available on the professional market today. With this exceptional equipment, we offer our customers the opportunity to perform photographic inspections from a great distance away, yet still retain exceptional clarity.
Applus+ utilises ultra-long-range camera lenses and professional-grade 50 megapixel camera bodies to take amazingly clear, well-defined images of assets that might be hundreds of metres away. We capture these high-resolution images in such a way as to be able to stitch them together to form gigapixel image files. These gigapixel images produce a seamless, ultra-high-definition image that may consist of tens – if not hundreds – of individual images.
As such, an inspector and customer can review the asset as a single image, avoiding the need to review hundreds of photos separately. The user can zoom in and out of the stitched image without losing the sharpness of the raw data.
To illustrate the point, if this technology were used to collect images of a 120m (400 foot) communication tower, a user could subsequently zoom in on the resulting stitched image and see the thread on the end of a bolt at the very top of the tower in perfect clarity. In fact, the technology can be pushed even further – we could count the number of threads on a bolt at the top of a 300m (1000 foot) chimney that was photographed from the ground.
Ultra-high-definition technology can be used to photograph anything, irrespective of its shape and size, and is an extremely cost-effective, safe and efficient way of inspecting large and complex assets.