Reflex has developed new operating and post survey processing software, which enhances usability, speed and accuracy.
The new software, known as GMIT 5, controls the advanced Reflex Gyro and High Temperature Gyro Smart instruments, offering significant time and cost saving benefits to customers.
Reflex’s GMIT 5 software supersedes Reflex’s MeasureIT software and was specifically developed to enhance usability, making Reflex’s advanced gyro survey instruments accessible to all customers.
This new version of software offers three dimensional (3D) displays. Operators can analyze post survey data in tabular and graphical formats, and view multiple borehole paths in 3D coordinates.
Reflex’s global product manager Kelvin Brown says, “Operators no longer need to switch between plan and section views. GMIT 5’s 3D capabilities allow users to quickly analyze the drill hole from any direction and they can plot any of the available parameters immediately after the survey at the drill site.
He says that ease of navigation and GMIT 5’s faster data processing speed, also reduces down time involved with the survey process.
Another key feature of Reflex’s GMIT 5 software is its improved diagnostic function, which alerts operators to survey errors by providing an error number and a description of the error. Customers know immediately if post survey data is accurate and no longer need to submit raw data for external analysis.
“GMIT 5’s intuitive graphical displays, improved navigation and diagnostic functions, allow gyro technology to be placed directly in the hands of drilling contractors, who are often under significant time constraints and may not be accustomed to gyro technology. This can be a point of differentiation for drilling contractors as it saves the resource companies money.
“The improved processing power of GMIT5 also allows the Reflex Gyro to be easily used in a variety of drilling applications including underground conventional, horizontal and drop tool,” Kelvin Brown says.
GMIT 5 is Windows-based software that is run on field computers and controls Reflex’s gyro survey instruments via Bluetooth. The Reflex Gyro and High Temperature Gyro Smart utilize orthogonally mounted digital MEMS-gyros and mounted accelerometers that continuously sample and record data, obtaining over 7000 data samples per minute.
Reflex’s GMIT 5 software can be fully integrated with the Reflex Azimuth Pointing System (APS), a GPS-based compass capable of providing a true north azimuth coordinates in magnetic and non-magnetic environments.