By Angela Beggs
This is actually a bilby, but you get the idea.
If hearing the word bandicoot immediately sends your mind spinning back to the mid ’90s Playstation game, Crash Bandicoot, then you’re not alone.
Back then, if you’re anything like me, you may have been reciting the Spice Girls’ Wannabe or doing the Macarena, all while sending Crash jumping and spinning through the air to conquer level after level on the island of N.Sanity.
Or maybe you immediately think of the small native Aussie marsupial. These furry little omnivores have been likened in appearance to a rat but with a much pointier snout. They forage for worms and leaves by night and live mainly in bushland.
But there’s a new bandicoot on the block.
This one is handheld, lightweight and has a black and yellow body. When plugged in it can scan and detect cracks and manufacturing faults in buildings, damage to aircraft from storms and it can even act as a security measure detecting objects in lightweight materials like wall panels.
This baNDIcoot™ uses Windows-based graphical analysis to process the data it scans providing quick results on site and the handpiece means users can make assessments in remote locations that may have been difficult to reach previously.
Unlike other scanners, it is small – think the size of a late model Playstation – it’s about as easy to use too. It’s already helping small to medium manufacturers, as an alternative to big, costly scan systems.
It may not be cute and cuddly but this baNDIcoot™ is definitely ahead of the game. Read more on our website.