CMS V500

A breakthrough in safety for cavity monitoring.  The CMS V500 is a rugged laser scanner specifically designed to get 3D models fast and accurately so the operator can measure from a safe area, and have data visualization before leaving the site.


CMS V500 Cavity Monitoring System

The industry-leading Teledyne Optech CMS is an ideal scanning solution for dangerous and inaccessible cavities in standard mining operations—the CMS head extends into the cavity while the operator stands clear, improving safety. The system is easy to transport and set up and is fully programmable, allowing the operator to define scan parameters. CMS delivers data in universally adopted data formats suitable for any software workflow, improving mine efficiency and operations by giving insight into the mine’s actual structure.

Developed for practical operation by leveraging real-world experience, the Optech CMS has become synonymous with accurate underground surveying. With hundreds of systems shipped worldwide, CMS is the standard for fast, reliable, and efficient scanning and monitoring of underground cavities.

It collects thousands of points to determine the cavity’s size, orientation, and volume.  This insight into the mine’s actual structure improves mine efficiency and operations. Easy to transport, set up, and georeference, the fully programmable CMS also lets users optimize their scan parameters and produces data in universally adopted formats for efficient workflow integration.

The new Optech CMS V500 builds on the past models by adding new functionality and improving existing features to increase efficiency. The unique integrated camera captures still images and streams video in real-time, making CMS a visual inspection tool. With the redeveloped Windows-based interface operators can now control the scanner manually and perform in-field resectioning and backsighting. Optech has completely reworked the physical design to improve efficiency with a reduced 130-mm insertion diameter and a wider 360° × 320° extension angle and has eliminated external cables through wireless connectivity and an internal battery to improve hardiness and shorten setup times.

The optional cart safely deploys the scanner into bottom-access stopes or drawpoints without exposing the surveyor to loose or falling material. The cart’s rotation mechanism orients the CMS to any given angle, enabling it to maximize data density over the cavity’s primary area of interest.


  • Accurate 3D models of cavities enable quick and easy data comparison
  • Real-time data visualization helps check data quality immediately, before leaving the site
  • Remote operation lets the operator monitor the target from a safe area
  • Lightweight and portable hardware deploys easily with a single-operator
  • Measures non-cooperative targets to deliver usable data even in harsh, wet, and dusty underground conditions
  • Fast data acquisition time lets you get in, survey, and then get out quickly, reducing exposure to danger
  • Universal data export formats put CMS data into all third-party mine planning and visualization software and CAD platforms for analysis

New Capabilities

  • Unique-to-market integrated internal camera delivers real-time still and video imagery
  • Backsight and resection capabilities in operating software improve workflow
  • A thin 130 mm (5.2 in) profile fits through small openings
  • Single-unit sensor removes all cables and external batteries for enhanced portability and setup time
  • Wireless PC operation increases flexibility and ease of use
  • An extended 320° field of view increases the viewable area of cavities
  • Optional cart deploys sensor into dangerous areas such as draw points


Additional Information

New & Used units are available.

Save over $10,000 on a Factory refurbished preowned unit.


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