Teledyne Optech’s CMS V500 features a complete redesign of its Cavity Monitoring System that introduces a live video feed, cable-free operation, and other critical new features that improve safety and efficiency in underground mining. A new camera now integrated in the sensor head lets operators measure and visually inspect ore passes and shafts simultaneously to improve maintenance as well as safety. The CMS V500 sensor head also contains an internal battery for improved ruggedness and true cable-free operation with a new wireless controller. Even with these additions, the company says the CMS sensor head is more compact and flexible than before, with a reduced insertion profile and improved scan parameters. The new operator interface software includes an automatic resection routine for geo-referencing in the field, and real-time video/lidar data streaming to help the operator verify successful data collection.