Archives For Customer Stories

DSC04173-Taking Readings

With more than 1.9 million tons of bombs and ammunitions dropped over Germany alone during World War II, thousands of ordnance still remain buried and undetonated beneath the earth’s surface. These UXOs live up to several meters deep, unstable and ready to blow at the first available opportunity. In the case of undetonated air drop bombs, the fuses are extremely unstable due to corrosion and aging. This creates a serious issue with construction and excavation projects, among other applications. Vibration from large equipment and digging operations have the potential to set off these UXO buried in the ground below, triggering the long-dormant objects to detonate.

Continue Reading…

 “Unrivaled tolerance to a vast range of environmental extremes, the adaptive sensory processing capabilities of the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet extend from its auxiliary Geode companion to orbital satellites in the furthest reaches of Earth’s biosphere.”

 

IMG_20170104_134710_728

Earlier this year, I resumed my duties as a groundskeeper around the office of a small ecological consulting company in Pennsylvania. Having received my Bachelor of Arts in geography from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a few decimal degrees of GIS still lingered in my head, so when I was called into the office mid-January to help operate a Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet demo model, I was happy to comply. It seemed like a curious portable device that could definitely take a punch and continue to run without skipping a beat, and I was discovering new and exciting features on a day-to-day basis. Using the property grounds and the surrounding forest, which I had become familiar with in the previous years of work I had done outside, I began to establish a series of waypoint markers to mimic the Flagging Tape used in actual field work data analysis; I then tested different methods of data collection and cross-referencing in order to establish the most efficient and practical means to carry out potential field work applications in the future. I was intrigued by the node-locked copy of Global Mapper™ v18.0, which my boss had purchased from Blue Marble Geographics – Global Mapper was a GIS software company staple, but completely foreign to me (I had settled into Esri’s ArcGIS™ software during my college years). With my experience in GIS and the novelty of a portable touchscreen device capable of running Global Mapper on Windows 10 OS, the Mesa 2 tablet became the perfect catalyst to boost my familiarity with the software. My comfort in performing GIS analysis through the Juniper Systems interface grew exponentially compared to that of my experiences using ArcMap on a desktop computer, and it wasn’t long before I was certain that the Mesa 2 would become an exceptional company asset. Specifically, it seemed that it would be invaluable in determining the relative accuracy of spatial datasets provided by external sources, in real-time, to account for the margin of error and establish new parameters that would better represent our firsthand data observations.

Continue Reading…

Hkakabo Razi

National Geographic writer, Mark Jenkins, collecting GPS data at the team’s highest point on Hkakabo Razi. Photo credit: Renan Ozturk

You may remember a blog post we wrote a while back about an American expedition team that ventured to the peak of Myanmar’s never-before-climbed Mount Gamlang Razi, in an effort to record its elevation and (hopefully) establish it as the new highest peak in Southeast Asia. Continue Reading…

Allegro MXWe received an email the other day from one of our customers who works in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Organization at the Volcani Center in Israel. They recently began using an older Allegro model, the Allegro CE, for their data collection. We just had to share what they wrote because it’s things like this that make us love what we do every day. Continue Reading…

sustainable forestsThe forest service in the state of Hessen, Germany, known as the Hessen-Forst Enterprise, manages close to 1.7 million acres of forested land, and is one of the most influential forest services in Europe. You’ll understand why in a minute. Continue Reading…

Log scalingFor Joe Lange, the morning of July 9th began as usual, and he went about his work expecting it to be a perfectly ordinary day. Joe is a log scaler for Wright Scaling of Bayview, ID, and is contracted by one of Elecdata’s (one of Juniper’s partners) customers, Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co., which utilizes the Allegro CX rugged handheld, an older version of the Allegro MX, with Elecdata’s log scaling software to record their data. Joe had been scaling logs for about 3 ½ years, the last year of which had been spent at the company’s Usk, WA operation. Continue Reading…

Mesa & environmental injection machine

W&M Environmental Group, Inc. provides environmental services to clients in a variety of industries, including Real Estate Due Diligence, Industrial Environmental Health & Safety, Natural Resources, and Industrial Hygiene/Safety. They’ve also been using the Mesa® Rugged Notepad for their data collection needs, particularly for environmental injection projects. Continue Reading…