Portfolio company Emesent has released a new version of its award-winning Hovermap.

The Hovermap ST-X features a swathe of new technological features to take SLAM-based LiDAR mapping to new heights.

Large assets and complex – and often inaccessible – terrains will be even easier to capture with the newest version of Emesent’s flagship product.

The Hovermap ST-X has a LiDAR sensing range of 300 metres, which can capture more than a million points per second with triple returns.

Emesent has also released a long-range radio, which will increase the connectivity range by up to 20 times.

It means users can live-stream the vision to their control tablet for a real-time view of what is being captured, from even further away.

Emesent CEO and co-founder Dr Stefan Hrabar said the new products would allow customers “to capture dense, accurate 3D data in large, complex areas in less time, and view the results in exquisite detail to derive new insights”.

The release of the new Novermap ST-X comes just six months after the company closed an oversubscribed $32 million Series A round.

Dr Hrabar said at the time the funding would be used to accelerate the company’s already rapid global growth targets, expand into different industries and double the size of its engineering team, particularly in the area of data analytics.

“We have grown from seven to 130 staff in just three years, by establishing ourselves as a global leader in our industry, with more than 300 customers in more than 40 countries,” Dr Hrabar said.

“Autonomous data capture and analytics is providing significant benefits to the mining and infrastructure sectors, with very clear returns on investment in terms of safety, productivity and yield.”

Emesent was founded in 2018 by ex-CSIRO researchers Dr Hrabar and Dr Farid Kendoul.

They have a vision to be world leaders in autonomous digitalization of the most challenging and seemingly unreachable places on Earth and beyond.