Gold Star 3D Scanner from Mega Detection offers the prospector of ancient antiquities and the seeker for buried treasures at great depths, the best integrated and comprehensive solution in terms of the multiplicity of search technologies available in the device, as well as practical applications and uses in the field of metal detection.
Mega Detection, through Gold Star 3D Scanner, brings a practical and professional device that is easy to use for beginners and professionals through modern design that provides the prospector with a comfortable work experience in the fields of search and exploration, as well as through a modern multilingual graphical interface that includes a smooth and visual experience that provides ease in choosing and adjusting all settings and options of the detection process.
· Gold Star 3D Scanner is An integrated multi-functional device that combines a professional metal detector and a 3D ground scanner with high-quality performance in all-terrain and accurate, reliable results.
· Modern and practical design that combines lightweight and aesthetics of look and suitability for long real-life use in the search fields and made of high-quality materials, which provides the user with a comfortable user experience.
· 8 different search systems that include the latest developments in the field of metal detection technologies with wide options to adjust search settings and options to suit various factors such as the ground soil type, the terrain, the purpose of the search, and the type and metal of buried targets.
· A completely new patented 3D ground scanning technology that includes advanced search tools that guarantee more accurate results through larger coverage and visual representation of scanning data on the device’s screen or via a tablet computer.
· An advanced 3D analyzing app that can be downloaded on any tablet or smartphone running Android, provides the prospector with great capabilities to analyze the results of the ground scan visually through integrated tools through which can know the type of metal – the exact location or position – the accurate depth of potential targets and target metal type.
· A new and improved technology in long-range metal detection technology that includes performance improvements, a wider scanning field, and more depths up to 50 meters with new tools and options.
· An integrated feedback system that combines sound, light, and image to provide the prospector with a comprehensive view of the discovered targets and complete information about them.
· A high-definition color LCD screen with a relatively large size ensures easy to adjust settings, read numbers clearly, and see results visually comfortably.
· Gold Star 3D Scanner has a Modern easy to use program available in 12 international languages, taking into account the latest developments in the field of user experience, allowing easy adjustment of search settings, selection of search systems and search programs, adjusting distances and depths, and viewing results visually.
· Gold Star 3D Scanner is operated via an external lithium-ion battery located in a distinctively designed box, the battery can be recharged and guarantee a long period of use depending on the system used for search and other factors.
8 Search Systems
Gold Star 3D Scanner is the first device in the world that includes 8 search systems with multiple search technologies, including long-range detection systems, 3D imaging scanning, and other technologies. The eight search systems provide multiple ways to search for different types of metal targets, ancient and archaeological treasures at different and deep depths. An appropriate search system can be used for the purpose of the search, and more than one search system can be used to ensure more reliable and accurate results.
The device includes the following search systems:
1 – Long Range Manual System / MANUAL LRL /
To use this system, the user must install the IMTU as well as the antennas.
The manual system means the possibility of adjusting the long-range scanning settings manually according to the user’s preferences, before actually conducting the search.
Here are the settings that can be adjusted:
· Target Type (Metal)
The type of metal of the targets to be searched can be set from a list that includes search programs for all types of metals like:
Gold – silver – copper – iron – diamonds – platinum – bronze …
· Front Scan Range (Distance)
It is the distance that expresses the maximum range that the device scans for different targets and can be set according to specific values within the range from 0 to 2500 meters (250 – 500 – 750 – 1000 – 1250 – 1500 – 1750 – 2000 – 2250 – 2500 m)
· Maximum Search Depth (Depth)
This value specifies the maximum depth to search for targets within it through the current search settings and can be set in the 0 to 50 meters range.
After setting the previous options, the device searches for targets within the selected scanning field and depth, the search screen appears that displays a compass-shaped indicator whose pointer points to the direction of the device (north or south …) and also displays within the same screen a semicircular indicator that expresses the direction of movement of the two antennas, as the direction of the cursor changes according to their movement when searching.
Among the important features that allow the user to correctly adjust the angle of inclination of the device with respect to the horizon is the gradient tilt indicator on the right of the screen, the green color indicates the correct acceptable values , and the red color for the wrong values of the inclination angle.
2 – Automatic Long-Range System / AUTO LRL /
The IMTU unit, as well as the antennas, are used to search for signals of potential targets within the scanning field.
The difference from the manual long-range system is that in the automatic system, the device performs a fully automatic scan in search of potential metal targets within the search range.
So, the user only has to choose the system from the list and the device will scan and update the data on the display screen automatically so that it includes automatically leading the user towards the target location and the user can choose to show the following options from the screen (in the form of tabs):
· Target type
Here, the metal type of the buried target is shown as an example:
gold – silver – copper … etc.
This value represents the estimated distance, i.e. the device’s distance from the possible target position, for example, 30 – 50 meters
· Tracking Target (Direction)
It is an indicator displayed in the form of a semicircle with a pointer indicating the possible direction that the user should follow to reach the target buried underground
· Target Depth
It presents an approximate value of the depth of the detected target within the scanning area, for example, 5 meters.
This option provides the ability to display a report that includes a summary of the target’s characteristics, including previous values (distance – depth …)
3 – Long Range Tunable Sensing System / CTRL LRL /
This system provides an unprecedented feature in long-range metal detectors as it enables the user to control the frequency of searching for different metals, i.e. allocating the frequency value accurately to detect a specific type of metal, for example, gold-copper or any other metal alloys.
The user can adjust a set of related settings before performing the search process, namely:
· Soil Type
Soil type refers to the nature of the soil in the land being searched and predetermined soil types can be chosen:
rocky soil – sandy soil – clay soil – moist soil …
· Search frequency
Here, the search frequency value is precisely adjusted according to the type of metal to be found within a specific frequency range (the frequency value is measured in MHz)
In addition to the frequency, the scan distance can be set in the forward direction by choosing a value from predefined values within the range 0 to 2500 meters (250 – 500 – 750 – 1000 – 1250 – 1500 – 1750 – 2000 – 2250 – 2500)
To limit the search for targets within a specific search depth, the value is set here by choosing the value within the range between 0 to 50 meters
After setting the previous settings, the user can start searching and the device will move to the target tracking screen, which includes the semicircular indicator that represents the direction of movement of the antennas (explained earlier).
4 – Ionic system / IONIC /
The Ionic System includes a completely new search technology to search for signals from ionic fields resulting from long-buried metal targets thanks to the previously mentioned IMTU.
This unit ensures receiving ionic field signals with greater accuracy, with the ability to control some signal settings to reach accurate results, and after capturing the signals, they are digitally processed inside the device.
After starting the search by the user, the following information is displayed on the screen:
· Signal strength indicator
This indicator is a bar graph with a gradient bar that varies in terms of length and color according to the strength of the captured signal related to the target distance, nature of the terrain, and other factors.
· Signal Sensitivity Indicator
It is a circular indicator that displays the signal sensitivity as a percentage value, for example, 60%, and this value can be changed by the user
· Signal Gain Indicator
It is a circular indicator similar to the previous one that represents the signal strength according to the value represented as a percentage between 0 – 100% and can also be adjusted.
· Target Depth Icon
It is an icon displayed on the top left of the screen, and by clicking on it, the target depth measurement of the screen is shown, which provides a visual depth measurement process for the buried target.
· Save Icon
By clicking on this icon at the top right of the screen, the search results are saved as a file in the device’s memory according to the selected values.
5 – Bionic System / BIONIC /
This search system is very similar to the Ionic Search System as it uses the same IMTU for conducting searches and works in a similar way.
But the difference here is that the search is directed according to predefined signals that are captured by directing the IMTU towards a target made of a metal, for example, gold or silver, and in this case, the search unit will only capture similar signals and ignore other ion field signals.
In other words: in the ionic search system, the search is random and free to search for any kind of target. In the bionic system, the search is directed according to predefined signals, and this is better and faster for the prospector.
Likewise, the search screen displays the same previous options:
· Signal Strength indicator
· Sensitivity Indicator
· Gain Indicator
· Depth Icon
· Save Icon
it has the same functions that were explained in the ionic system.
6 – Live Stream System
This system is an advanced scanning system that measures the changes in magnetic fields via a high-vertical transmitter and receiver unit or VST.
The sensor is moved after being installed vertically on the ground and the sensor picks up the signals of any metal target-present under the ground, whether it is a magnetic metal such as iron or precious metal such as gold and copper.
The probe contains at its the conical end, on either side, a group of colored LED lights that change their lighting according to the type of target, as it lights up in red, for example in case of the target that the probe passes over it, is a precious metal, such as copper or gold.
The signals of the magnetic fields captured on the device screen can be represented directly in the form of a continuous color flow that changes color depending on the type of metal that the sensor passes over, where green represents normal soil, the yellow color is metal and red color is gold
The user can also choose to represent the signals on the bundled tablet through the installed application (android app), where it displays a changing color gradient similar to the chart on the screen with the same color legends.
7 – Ground Scan System
It is a powerful and accurate imaging system and the first of its kind in Mega Detection devices. The deep scanning of the ground is performed through a specially designed probe with a powerful built-in sensor called the Multi-Ground Scanner or MGS60 for short.
The scanner includes a relatively large scanning surface that ensures coverage of larger areas of ground when performing scanning at each scanning point, thus making the scanning process faster for a large area compared to the point probes available in traditional ground scanners.
To conduct a ground scan, the process can be controlled and the results can be viewed either via the device screen or via the tablet device via the analysis application installed on it.
1 – In the case of choosing the first option (on the device), the device will provide, via its screen, the ability to adjust the scan settings according to the screens that appear sequentially, namely:
· Scanning Mode: present how to perform the scanning process, either manually by recording each scan point manually or automatically by the device according to a specific time or a certain distance.
· Scanning Path: There are two options available, the first of which is a one-way (parallel) scanning line, including a spacing (usually 30 cm) or an alternating path, meaning that the next scan the line starts at the end of the previous line while leaving a spacing.
· Rows & Columns: These values express the method for dividing the scan area to be scanned with MGS, as the area is theoretically divided into cells, the number depends on the number of ROWS and columns. For example, in the case of choosing 4 rows and 5 columns, there will be 20 cells for the scan area.
· Starting Point: It presents the point from which the scan is started. There are two options to start from the right (the lower right corner of the rectangular scanning area) or start from the left (the lower-left corner)
After adjusting the previous settings, the results screen is displayed and includes a rectangular area divided into cells according to the number of columns and rows previously specified, as each cell represents one scanning point, and with the scanning by the user, each cell is filled with a specific color according to the area that the scanner passes over, and each color has a specific indication, Example: The blue color represents a void, and the yellow color is a precious metal … etc.
The results screen also contains three rectangular indicators in three colors that express the percentage of the presence of each type of targets within the specified cell, and these indicators are: the red indicator indicates the proportion of ferrous (magnetic) metals – yellow indicates the percentage of precious metals (non-magnetic) – the blue the percentage of the cavity.
A numeric value representing the target type is also displayed, and also the target depth value within the specified cell.
2 – In the case of tablet the search and scanning settings that were previously detailed are controlled similarly through the installed analysis application and after setting the options, the scanning is done via the MGS scanner and the scanning results are displayed on the tablet screen within the application, and here the scanning data is represented in the form of a 3D drawing. In multiple colors, the drawing expresses the composition of the scanned ground and its contents from different targets (minerals – natural ground – spaces and tunnels – gold boxes …) and each type has a different color similar to the above (blue for voids, yellow for metals …).
The analysis app on the tablet gives the prospector more accurate possibilities to analyze the detected targets and know the detailed information such as the metal type, depth, and location within the scan area.
8 – Pinpointer System
This system is used to perform a fast, accurate, and direct scan through the VST, as it measures the changes in the magnetic field in a region and displays on the device screen the curve that is in the case of receiving metal signals consisting of rectangles facing upwards of different lengths gradient from green to red in the middle at the maximum values and then gradient green with lower values on both sides of the chart.
In the case of receiving signals of spaces – such as a tunnel or a basement – the curve consists of rectangles facing downward of varying lengths gradient from green to dark blue in the middle at maximum values, and then gradient towards the green with lower values on both sides
On the screen of the Gold Star 3D Scanner device, it is possible to control some values that affect the scanning process, such as the value of sensitivity and ground balance, and the scan results can also be saved.
DEVICE PROGRAM FUNCTIONS
Modern Software Program
The user interface of the Gold Star 3D Scanner software program was designed according to the latest modern software technologies in the field of interface design according to an attractive modern design with a consistent color system and graphic icons that express the search systems, options, and settings of the device in an easily understandable way for the novice or professional user alike.
The design of the screens and controls has been taken into account the best guidelines of user experience that provide the user with the best possible, flexible, and easy use of the device while providing ease of control to adjust the different values and settings related to the various search systems available in the device.
Search Systems Screen
It allows the user to choose the search system by selecting the search system icon from the list via the buttons on the control panel
Users can choose between 8 different search systems, which were previously explained in detail.
Language Select Screen
In order to provide a Gold Star 3D Scanner for all prospectors around the world, the device’s program and interfaces are available in different international languages, including the most important languages in the world.
The user interface language can be easily changed within the device’s settings and users can choose from 12 international languages to cover most countries of the world.
1- German 2- English 3- French 4- Spanish 5- Russian 6- Italian 7- Arabic 8- Hebrew 9- Persian 10- Turkish 11- Urdu 12- Chinese
Date & Time Settings
One of the useful features for the user of the Gold Star 3D Scanner is the ability to set the date and time to match the real date and time, and the device keeps these values even if it is turned off. The device displays a digital clock that includes the current time and appears continuously at the top right of the screen to enable the user to know the time when he searching in the fields, especially with the knowledge that when searching, the user should not carry metal objects such as a wristwatch or a mobile phone because they affect the capture of magnetic signals. The importance of the possibility of the date and time subject is also evident when saving the search files or the values of the ground scanning process, as they are automatically saved with a name that includes the date of the day and the time at which the file was saved, and this guarantees the user the ability to return and analyze the search process that was conducted in a specific place on a specific date.
In this screen user can control some useful settings related to the device’s screen, namely:
In the case of activating it, the value of the time that the device needs to turn off the screen can be set (in the event that no button is pressed for a while), and this ensures that the battery power is saved for longer use.
The screen brightness value can be controlled within a specific value to suit the user’s conditions in terms of time during the day or night and weather conditions like on foggy or rainy days.
This option can be useful to save battery power when it is set to low values.
The device features various audio alerts depending on the search system used.
Within the device’s settings, you can adjust the volume of the sound and various alerts:
General sound: It controls the general volume of the device sound (speaker sound volume).
Keypad sound: to adjust the sound volume of control panel buttons
Scan sound: adjust the sound volume of sound issued when conducting the ground scan via the scanning tools
Use this option to save the power and energy of the battery during device usage. By using this option, the battery lifetime will be extent 50% at least ant it depends on the type of searching system and type of connected sensor
When performing scans, the user can save the current values of the scanning operation to files stored in the device’s memory. The user can, through a simple interface, review all previously saved files and open them to view the stored results, or a previously stored file can be deleted to save space in memory for future searches.
Here the user can set the following options
Reset Settings: reset general settings without deleting previously saved scan files.
Factory Settings: reset to the factory values (the values when purchasing the device from the factory) while deleting the saved files
Clear Memory: clean memory to free up the device’s memory of all saved files.
This screen displays the device information, which are:
QR code: the user can read it to obtain useful informant about the device, including the manufacturer website
Pin Lock: activate or deactivate the screen lock
Set Pin: here user can set a pin number (a number that without entering it correctly any person can’t access and enter the device software program)