Welcome to Credent Technology and our new eNewsletter. Our goal with this publication is to provide you with on-going information on how we work with clients to provide innovative geospatial solutions, both products and services, throughout Asia.
Our eNewsletter will present you with application
articles, quick links to additional information,
and share current news and events. In
this first issue, we review some of Credent’s
28+ year history of providing clients with innovative
solutions, some of our recent activities, and
how Credent differentiates itself from others
in the industry.
LiDAR data of an open pit mine
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to Credent: A Long, Successful History
Credent Technology has been a leading provider
of geospatial information products and services
in Southeast Asia for over 28 years.
Established as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Intergraph Corporation in 1982, the company
focused on the implementation of GIS and Mapping
systems during its first 18 years. Leveraging
their heritage and experience, in 2000 the company’s
management teamexecuted a management buyout.
The resulting locally owned company, Credent
Technology (Asia) Pte., was well positioned
to become the leading regional geospatial services
enterprise with a focus on providing business
process services for utilities and telecommunications,
aerial sensor systems, and remotely sensed data
came from a very broad background of selling
Intergraph CAD systems since the days of big
iron … DEC minicomputers PDP, VAX …
when digital mapping was still thought of as
a CAD application,” said Bill Love, Managing
Director of Credent. “We handled all Intergraph
applications from CAD/CAM/CAE, process engineering,
mapping, utilities AM/FM (automated mapping
/ facility management), public safety, computer
aided dispatch. Over time, we gradually
focused more on utility mapping, digital mapping
/ photogrammetry / aerial sensors and inertial
referencing systems. Clients look
to Credent to consult with them to find a solution
to a problem …rather than simply meeting
a specification for a task!” noted Love.
From government agencies to corporations and
educational institutions, Credent has won the
confidence of clients from varied industries
in both the public and private sectors. Over
200 enterprise-scale customers around Asia have
grown to trust that Credent can complete the
task at hand and deliver a high quality product.
Technology Today and Into the Future:
Today, Credent is structured into two business
units, Business Process Services (BPS) and Geospatial
Solutions Division (GSD). Where BPS focuses
on providing professional services to the communications,
energy, public utilities, and transportation
sectors, GSD is all about geospatial products
- The Business Process Services
group provides professional services including
consulting, systems integration, application
development, customization, information services,
and training in support of complex IT solutions.
“We aim to bring a fresh approach to
our customer's IT solutions through innovative
local design and engineering combined with
the best technology from leading global suppliers,”
said Love. “Credent empowers governments
and enterprises to connect and collaborate
seamlessly in an increasingly connected society
where access to information is vital.”
The Geospatial Solutions Division provides a diverse mix of products and services, and comprises the core business for Credent, including data acquisition, data processing, aerial sensors and accessories, and turnkey systems. Included are industry leading digital mapping cameras from Vexcel Imaging (a Microsoft Company) sold through our partner company Imagemaps Pte Ltd (http://www.imagemaps.com), a complete line of accessories such as inertial measurement and positioning systems from Trimble/Applanix, and digital photogrammetry and imaging technology from leading providers including PCI Geomatics and SimActive. Starting in 2006, Credent’s GSD embarked on a bold strategy to become the regions premier data collection and information services company.
Sensing the ever increasing value of 3D information, Credent decided to focus on providing its clients with more than just high resolution aerial and satellite imagery. After much review, the company began offering information captured by one of the newest remote sensing technologies, airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). And even though there were several companies already operating LiDAR systems in the region, Credent has applied the same innovation and creativity that has set it apart throughout its entire history. From the beginning, Credent was determined not to be “just another LiDAR company”!
In 2007, Credent partnered with Intermap Corporation (http://www.intermap.com) to fly their cloud penetrating airborne radar system (IFSAR) over the country of Malaysia, creating the first high resolution digital terrain map of 100% of the country. Today, the NEXTMap Malaysia data set is available and can be purchased by the square kilometer from numerous resellers (e.g. http://www.jpsurveys.com/dem.htm).
support the sophisticated processing requirements
for both the IFSAR and LiDAR data collections,
in 2008, Credent formed Credent Advanced Technologies
Sdn Bhd (CAT), a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
accredited company located in CyberJaya, Malaysia.
The dedicated LiDAR / IFSAR data processing
center is the largest of its kind in Malaysia
Over the past 4 years, Credent has collected, processed and delivered over one million hectares of LiDAR data for customers all over S. E. Asia. One key to Credent’s rapid success is its approach of working with partners and clients to provide them with what they both want & need. For some, this translates into basic processing of the raw LiDAR data. However, for many others, the creation of geospatial information products assists them in quickly obtaining the information they need for their project’s success.
Innovation is something Credent has continually brought to the marketplace throughout its history, and it will come as no surprise that the company is now applying this same formula for success to its LiDAR acquisition offerings. Examples include:
The acquisition and operation of 2 different types of LiDAR systems (one large & one small), enabling the company to offer clients the right sized and priced equipment for different types of projects. So whether a project requires LiDAR data acquired “low and slow” from a helicopter (Kestrel) or “high and fast” from fixed wing aircraft for large area coverage (Optech), Credent has the right system for your project!
Another example of bringing fresh ideas to the market is Credent’s recently introduced multi-tiered pricing plan for LiDAR collections. In addition to standard pricing, Credent now offers customers with more flexibility on the timing of their collection - an option that provides significant discounts.
So what has enabled Credent to stay on top of
the geospatial information services game and
evolve into the leading remote sensing company
in SE Asia? According to Love, three key elements
differentiate Credent from other competitors:
“People, Knowledge and Technology.”
Map Asia Conference
For those of you able to attend the upcoming MapAsia
being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from the
26th – 28th of July, please stop by our
exhibit booth (#9 & #11) and say “hello”.
We will be showcasing some new additions to
our product offerings plus results from recent
We Are Working:
release: Credent Technology, a leader
in providing geospatial technologies in SE Asia
for more than 25 years, hosted its first informational
seminar on Airborne LiDAR Technology & Solutions
in Jakarta on Thursday 3 June 2010 at the Hotel
Bidakara. The audience of 50 professionals
represented private industries, numerous government
agencies and universities.
In addition to providing an overview of the
LiDAR technology, the seminar focused on specific
applications such as mining, forestry, civil
engineering and incorporated application demonstrations
including one by Ida Farida, Senior Manager
– Mining Solutions, of Mitrais showing
how the LiDAR data can be utilized in the company’s
Minescape software. A panel of presenters
from North America, India, and Singapore joined
with local staff from PT Credent Tecknologi
to host this informative seminar. For
more information on LiDAR data acquisitions,
please contact Credent Technology at mailto:email@example.com.