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September 21st, 2021
Hexagon to showcase groundbreaking autonomous solutions and smart digital realities at INTERGEO 2021 Live+Digital

The recently announced Leica BLK ARC and the Leica BLK2FLY — the latest additions to the iconic, award-winning BLK series — will make their first public appearance at the conference. The Leica BLK ARC, an autonomous laser scanning module for robots, integrates with robotic carriers to enable autonomous mobile laser scanning with minimal or no human intervention. The Leica BLK2FLY, the world’s first autonomous flying laser scanner, easily captures building exteriors, structures and environments from the sky, creating 3D point clouds while flying. Featuring the signature speed, portability, and intuitive design of the BLK portfolio, these products are fully autonomous, manifesting Hexagon’s commitment to empowering an autonomous future. The BLK ARC and BLK2FLY connect from the field directly to Hexagon’s cloud-based visualisation platform, HxDR, where immediate upload, AI-enabled cloud processing, and storage of the captured data enable instant delivery of a purpose-built smart digital reality to collaborators anywhere.

During Hexagon’s BLK Autonomy Day on September 22, visitors can experience autonomous reality capture live and in real time. Hexagon’s Chief Technology Officer Burkhard Böckem, will show how Hexagon puts data to work when he presents the autonomous systems created by Leica Geosystems BLK and HxDR in his keynote presentation “From Smart Digital Realities towards an Autonomous Future” at 12 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. CEST.

“I have been joining the INTERGEO for 18 years. It is much more than a conference and exhibition; it is an annual highlight,” says Thomas Harring. “It is so great to meet the geospatial community and many new people interested in creating the geospatial future. This year we take you on our journey towards an autonomous and sustainable future. We are delighted to present again so much ground-breaking innovation for many industries in Hanover.”

In celebration of the company anniversary 100 Years Innovation Heerbrugg, this year’s exhibit in Hall 23, Booth 23A.24 features historic products alongside groundbreaking innovations of today. Hexagon experts will provide hands-on demos, present Hexagon technology that improves productivity and creates business opportunities, and introduce solutions that shape and build a better-connected world, in which business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive. Presentations will explore the overarching theme “Towards autonomous solutions and smart digital realities — innovating for the future.”

For those eager to learn more about Hexagon’s digital solutions, but unable to attend the show, Hexagon’s Geosystems division will stream sessions from INTERGEO alongside keynotes by Thomas Harring (President at Hexagon’s Geosystems division)Maria Luthström (Head of Sustainability at Hexagon AB) and Burkhard Böckem (Chief Technology Officer at Hexagon AB) at its virtual event HxGN Live GeoSummit 2021. Explore the agenda and register here to join us virtually.

Or meet us in person at INTERGEO 2021: Get your free tickets before the show here.


Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.