ARRB Group has a long association with the Malaysian road industry, with the first laser profiler systems sold to IKRAM in 2002. Since that time, and the development of the Hawkeye survey platform, ARRB has installed 15 systems to a number of companies. These include both Hawkeye 1000 portable solutions and Hawkeye 2000 dedicated Network Survey Vehicles (NSVs).
ARRB has commissioned 5 Hawkeye systems into Malaysia this year alone, with the Hawkeye Automatic Crack Detection (ACD) offering the major reason for this significant upturn in sales. Gamlite IT Sdn. Bhd (Gamlite) a longstanding ARRB customer, purchased an ACD system earlier this year.
“We appreciate the good working relationship we have with ARRB and will continue to support the Hawkeye platform, just as ARRB has supported us over the years,” Gamlite General Manager, Harold Wong stated.
Gamlite, based in Sabah, have used Hawkeye equipment since 2001 and recently acquired a new ACD system. Gamlite have been awarded a 7-year contract to develop and implement an Integrated Asset Management System (IAMS) for the 2nd Penang Bridge (Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah).
One of the primary deliverables of this project is the regular data collection of the 23.5km long highway, which is where their two Hawkeye 2000 systems are to be utilised. Gamlite also undertakes a wide range of data collection work for the Ministry of Works, local road agencies and various highway concessionaires. Their new ACD system will be used to complement existing data collection projects throughout Malaysia.
Harold continues, “We are very familiar with the Hawkeye systems now and confident of its accuracy and efficiency in collecting large amounts of data. It is certainly one of the most user friendly, if not the most, professional survey systems in the market today.”