Why Lux Modus

Providing the data you want in near real-time at a cost you can control is the value Lux Modus provides our customers.

Our effort to democratize 3D mapping has created one of the fastest, easiest-to-use and most affordable mapping systems. It provides flexibility in how data is collected, paid for and delivered, all while reducing the cost of ownership to the customer.

By lowering equipment costs and eliminating the need for advanced software and specialized training, we bring accurate, high-resolution 3D scanning technology to the masses.

Lux Modus offers the best value for your dollar and collection time of your 3D data.

How Do We Compare?

We have set out to create a mapping system that is fast, affordable, and easy-to-use even in the harshest conditions.

From collaboration with our first customers it became clear we needed to focus on selling the value of 3D mapping itself, not just a hardware system.

From the descriptions below you will see not only have we created a hardware platform for construction and general mobile mapping, but also a business model that allows you to pay only for value.

The key differentiators of our system are:

Rugged and designed for the active construction site in conditions of -35 Degrees Celsius to +45 Degrees Celsius.
The LiDAR sensor and three ultra high-resolution 13MP cameras are oriented to ensure the best capture of the desired target or application. No capturing of areas you are not interested in, so you are getting more value for your data collection time.
At 1.3 million points/second, cm level precision and accuracy, and with ambient IR (AIR) capabilities, the Ouster LiDAR that we use is best suited for your detailed 3D mapping needs.
Priced to be affordable and provide customers flexibility in costing to ensure value is realized.
No special skills are required to setup or operate the system, or process data; thus providing more flexibility in who is assigned to data collection and when.
It takes just five minutes to become fully trained on how to install and operate LuxGear and it is a one person set up and operation.
The LuxGear system can also be programmed to be completely automated and 100% hands off.
We take care of the post processing in LuxCloud so no software or special training is required.
Uploaded data is provisionally processed in minutes and is viewable in LuxWeb or readily transferred to your cloud database.
Our fully automated data processing pipeline registers, colorizes and classifies data automatically; again reducing costs and schedule.
We have drastically reduced the cost of hardware ownership with flexible lease and payment terms.
Our customers only pay for the data they use, which provides cost data certainty.
Generous evergreen and replacement terms are also offered to ensure our customers always have the latest technology.

Our business model focusses on collecting and providing datasets to customers, not selling them hardware or software.

Our equipment is affordable and builds-in the cost of software and data processing. We ensure the price of the hardware is not an impediment to using our technology, and you pay only for data that is of value.

Existing mobile mapping manufacturers are the opposite – their business focus is selling hardware and software, while the onus remains with the customer for costs related to the data processing regardless of how much data is ultimately used.

Our model provides flexibility and enables us to customize a program that suits your needs and is priced on the value you receive.

We look forward to the opportunity to tell you more about Lux Modus in detail and demonstrate the technology first hand, we know you will be impressed.

Built tough

LuxGear was initially designed for the harshest of construction environments.  We knew that if we could develop a system for pipeline and facility construction mapping in northern Canada, then we would inherently have a system that could be used for traditional mobile mapping, like highway or powerline mapping.

The LuxGear system has a proven operating range of -40°C to +45°C.  The rugged chassis can take a beating, but the modular design allows us to easily replace any damaged components in minutes should the need arise. 

Mission focused design

The base system (LuxGear) has a data capture range of 60m, which has been found to be more than sufficient in the majority of mapping applications.  This range can be increased at additional cost but our customers have found it is simply easier to collect across a larger area rather than increase the price of the device.

The Ouster LiDAR system used by LuxGear creates 1.3 million points per second and is a Flash LiDAR, meaning you always get a consistent point spacing and ensures the best ‘painting’ of the target. Ouster LiDAR also provides the ambient IR as a native value in the returned signal. The value of this additional data is currently being realized by our customers.

Our imaging system is directly sync’d with our LiDAR system enabling automated colorization of the point cloud. In collaboration with our customers, we have designed an optimal configuration of 3 x 13MP digital cameras pointed directly at targets. This provides ultra-high-resolution imagery of the targets being mapped and are positioned to be a central part of the collection mission. Our system also allows the user to choose which cameras are recording thus enabling the user to reduce the edge processing time and the impact on storage.

We are excited at the prospect of working with you so you can realize the value of LuxGear.

Omni Directional Mounting

Rather than design a system for capturing a generic point in every direction, LuxGear implements an omni-directional mounting system. Based on the data collection requirements, the user can “point” the system in the direction and orientation most suited to the mission.

For a pipe in a ditch, LuxGear would be mounted with the cameras pointed down. When mapping a mine, you would mount it in the vertical position with cameras pointed in the direction of travel. In this orientation, the three cameras will only be imaging the mine and not the sky or the vehicle, and the LiDAR will be mapping everything in its sight. This ensures the greatest value from the investment in the cameras and LiDAR.

Post processing – our problem, not yours

Have we mentioned we do all the post processing. Customers simply upload the data to our cloud, and it is provisionally post-processed in minutes thanks to our patent-pending parallel data processing pipeline. Our customers do not have to buy, maintain and support any software for post-processing. Our data outputs are in geospatial industry standard formats ensuring easy ingestion into GIS and CAD software. All data sets are viewable in our LuxWeb portal, and once base station data is provided the provisional scans can process to final and automatically transferred to our customers cloud infrastructure.

Our LuxGear platform is also semi-autonomous, the upload of data from the LuxGear platform and the extraction and ingestion of base station data into our LuxCloud can be automated for customers. Any LuxGear systems you had could be permanently mounted on a collection vehicle and programmed to collect when the vehicle is moving. This makes the the system fully autonomous and hands off. 

Paying only for value

Our customers only pay for the data they see as valuable and wish to use. For example, if a team member was collecting data several times a day through your operational environment, but only wanted specific scans at specific times of day, only those scans would be purchased. The nature of our system and how it is costed affords Lux Modus the ability to offer a flexible plan similar to a lump sum cost for the year, or a credit-based payment system similar to a traditional SaaS payment system. This flexibility in purchasing data was one the key take-aways from our early engagement with customers when first developing the Lux Modus business model.

The market has told us this flexibility in payment and only paying for value is further complemented by the fact that customers can avoid the cost of highly trained personal, expensive post-processing software and the delays in accessing data that this entails. Each of these lowers the cost of ownership which is also a form of value for our customers.

The LuxGear is almost a consumable

Of course we do not want you to break the equipment, but we do have a very flexible warranty and replacement plans for our LuxGear. Evergreen plans are available for customers ensuring they always have the latest technology, much like leasing plans for large equipment.  At Lux we have chosen a modular design to our equipment, so if components break or new improved components are available, they can be easily exchanged.