We are excited to announce a new version of Scanlink that offers significant improvements, including:
- Use of orbits instead of verticals for both the tower scan and the RAD scan mission components (the app will continue to capture verticals between obstacles). The change from verticals to orbits reduces the rolling shutter distortion experienced with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, resulting in much better 3D mesh quality.
- The new Scanlink version uses a new, innovative approach to setting focus that is far less error-prone. Focus only needs to be calibrated once when starting the first mission. Once this initial calibration is done, it is no longer necessary to set camera focus for subsequent missions.
- Pilots can choose from the following tower types: monopole, self-support (i.e. lattice), guyed wire. The latter facilitates inputting guyed cell towers.
- The same task can now be used for both the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2, and Scanlink works equally well with iPads and Android tablets (i.e. it is now possible to use a DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2 in conjunction with an Android tablet).
This is an important update, and we require all our pilots to move to this new version. During the next one to two weeks, all old Scanlink tasks will be cancelled and replaced with tasks generated with the new version of Scanlink. Each of our clients will receive an email with a link to the new task. This email will also contain information on how to use the new focus calibration feature. Until you receive this email, you may continue to use the old version of Scanlink.