GSSI Showcases Latest GPR Technology at World of Concrete
Published: 19/3, 2019
GSSI, the world's leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, highlighted its latest GPR technology at the 2019 World of Concrete. Products on display included the StructureScan Mini XT, the newest generation of GSSI's popular all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. Rugged, compact, and flexible, Mini XT is ideal for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables, and voids. The Mini XT can help identify structural elements, including pan decking and concrete cover, and can also provide real time determination of concrete slab thickness. It features an intuitive touchscreen interface and six-button control options. Also on display was the Palm XT Antenna, a miniaturized GPR antenna designed to greatly enhance the capabilities of the StructureScan Mini XT. The handheld Palm XT antenna turns a basic Mini XT into an advanced system by giving users unparalleled access in tightly spaced areas and enabling overhead scanning. GSSI also featured the UtilityScan GPR system, a compact unit that makes it extremely portable and easy to maneuver in tight survey areas. This model sets a new standard in performance and price. UtilityScan features a robust new wireless antenna that can handle required data rates and is ruggedly built to withstand challenging field conditions. The electrical design uses GSSI's patented HyperStacking technology, which has proven to increase depth penetration in challenging soils while also providing high near surface data resolution. The unit also has a backup Ethernet connection if Wi-Fi is not desired or allowed at a particular jobsite or facility. The UtilityScan can also be equipped with the LineTracª accessory, which helps locate specific power sources situated underground, including AC power and induced RF energy present in conduits.