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March 28th, 2016
FARO Introduces World’s First 3D Scan Localizer and the First FARO Innovation Product Introduction in FARO’s new Early Adopter (EA) Program

Lake Mary, FL — FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the launch of the FARO Early Adopter (EA) Program.  Under this program, select customers who are faced with accelerating technology cycles can benefit from early access to new FARO products created by our renowned FARO Labs team, or FARO Innovation products. They will also have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with our FARO Labs engineers on future product improvements and new technologies. Customers can now pre-register for the program under www.faro.com/innovator.

To inaugurate the FARO EA Program, we are proud to announce the first in a long line of FARO Innovation products, the FARO BIM Scan Localizer. The scan localizer mounts under the FARO Focus3D laser scanner and makes continuous 2D scans to provide detailed registration information, removing the need for reference targets in overlap zones by users executing interior Building Information Modeling (BIM) scans. While moving the FARO Focus3D laser scanner from one location to another, the scan localizer tracks the laser scanner’s location and the 3D scans are effortlessly stitched together to provide a complete interior building scan.  This one-of-a-kind solution provides 3D scanning customers with efficiency gains of up to 2-5x over alternative solutions for BIM as-built capture applications.

Early Adopter Program subscribers in select countries can order the FARO BIM Scan Localizer now in advance of a rollout to our broader customer base in the second half of the year. FARO EA Program subscribers will receive a special introductory discount of 20% off the total list price if they order the new FARO BIM Scan Localizer bundled with a new FARO Focus3D Scanner by March 31, 2016.

“Our top priority remains a passionate commitment to innovative and disruptive research and development,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, President and CEO of FARO Technologies. “To further increase the value of these investments to our customers, we have decided to provide them early and accelerated access to disruptive products and ultimately provide the customers in our various vertical markets with unique productivity solutions.”

“What sets FARO apart is a tremendous passion to provide simpler and more economic measurement solutions for our customers”, added Dr. Bernd Becker, Chief Technology Strategist and FARO Labs Director. “Towards that end, we closely observe our customers’ work processes and develop solutions to address the challenges our customers are facing. With this innovative program, our customers have the unique opportunity to benefit from early access to our new innovative products and to interact directly with our FARO Labs engineers to provide direct feedback on product features.”