Boart Longyear said its new TruCore integrated core orientation system allows customers to increase productivity and decrease spending on consumables. Compared with other systems, according to the company, additional extensions are not needed when the integrated TruCore housing is combined with Boart Longyear's outer tubes, reducing the number of joints and wear on outer tube extension barrels. TruCore's unique core marking technology allows one tool to always be in the hole. The design uses optical communication to send measurements to a handheld control device, allowing the drill string to stay assembled. The pocket-sized controller simultaneously controls the two core orientation instruments, increasing productivity by validating measurements while minimizing errors. Highly visible flashing LEDs direct alignment, which reduces total measurement time. TruCore, offered in sizes BQ through to PQ, is the first product in Boart Longyear's emerging line of instrumentation solutions.