Optech was incorporated in Toronto in 1974 as a spin-off of founder Dr. Allan Carswell’s lidar research at York University. It was here that Optech first developed and commercialized innovative lidar products, from atmospheric lidar systems to bathymeters to rangefinders. Since then the company has grown from a handful of employees to over 250 staff in four facilities, plus overseas contractors. Toronto’s large and cosmopolitan population, well-developed infrastructure and worldwide transport links make it an excellent operations hub.
The Toronto headquarters handles the design, development, manufacture and support of most lidar systems and Optech products, including the line of Airborne Lidar Terrain Mappers (ALTM), Lynx Mobile Mappers, and ILRIS and CMS terrestrial laser scanning systems. It also delivers products, sales, service, training and support globally.
Much of Optech’s work is performed at this purpose-built headquarters, which includes a range of customized design, production, integration and calibration laboratories. Final testing and validation is performed with Optech’s dedicated fleet of aircraft and vehicles on our established survey framework and local GPS network.
In 2015 Optech was completely acquired by Teledyne Technologies through its Teledyne DALSA subsidiary, and now operates as Teledyne Optech.
Teledyne Optech is currently the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors.
Teledyne Optech Incorporated
300 Interchange Way
L4K 5Z8 Canada
Tel: +1 905 660 0808
Fax: +1 905 660 0829
Teledyne Optech’s Kiln office is the headquarters for its US operations, including its Marine and Defense & Security business. The group specializes in marine and coastal mapping and imaging systems, and works closely with the U.S. military to design and build military equivalents of Teledyne Optech’s commercial lidar bathymetry technology. The Kiln office led the development of the Optech Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL), under the auspices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). The Kiln office supports its CZMIL clients with ongoing service and support, maintenance, and improvements to the CZMIL system hardware and to HydroFusion, the software suite for processing, visualizing and classifying CZMIL data. Kiln also handles Teledyne Optech’s field support for US Clients and supports the US Army systems related to security and defense.
Teledyne Optech, Inc.
7225 Stennis Airport Road
Kiln, MS 39556
Tel: +1 228 252 1004
Fax: +1 228 252 1007
Room 618, Yingu mansion, No.9 West Beisihuan Road,
Tel:+86 10 6256 0330