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April 22nd, 2016
FARO Announces New HDR Laser Scanners and Instant Rendering Software for BIM-CIM and Public Safety Customers

Lake Mary, Fla.—FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology in the BIM-CIM and Public Safety markets, announces the release of new 3D laser scanners with high dynamic range photography (HDR) that produce incredibly detailed images in bright and dark lighting conditions as well as increased resolution for superior color depth. Also launching is a major release, version 6, of FARO’s well-known point cloud software, SCENE, which now provides instant rendering of scan data and simplified workflows.

Historically, 3D laser scanning of scenes with large brightness contrast differences has been a challenge. The new Focus3D X 130/330 HDR models provide the solution to this challenge with performance that is comparable to the human eye. While typical digital images cover a contrast range of 255-to-1, the new FARO laser scanners capture brightness ranges of up to 4 billion-to-1. Together with its extended color resolution of up to 170 megapixels per scan, the new Focus3D models ensure the smallest details are captured with superior clarity. To unleash the capabilities of the FARO Focus3D HDR scanners, a new version of the popular FARO SCENE Software is now available.

FARO SCENE Version 6.0 includes an incredible level of visualization due to a new solid-surface rendering technology that eliminates the need for further data processing in visualization applications. In addition, BIM-CIM customers using laser scanners for as-built documentation and Public Safety customers in crash, crime and fire investigations will benefit from a simplified interface that uses workflow-driven tools. Standard project workflows can be fully automated and when manual interaction is needed, the software provides support and guidance to ensure efficient and reproducible project results, all while keeping training efforts to a minimum. FARO SCENE 6.0 fully supports the new imaging capabilities of FARO’s latest laser scanners, as well as all previous models.

“With the two new Focus3D HDR models, FARO confirms its position as the innovation leader in documenting real-life scenes with easy-to-use 3D laser scanners,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, FARO’s President and CEO. “In addition, the new SCENE 6.0 software extends this leadership into our customers’ offices by providing the best usability and productivity paired with unmatched visualization quality and performance. With these two product releases, we address the need of our BIM-CIM and Public Safety customers to efficiently capture and process all important on-site data.”

Both products, the new HDR family of laser scanners and SCENE 6.0, are available for immediate order and shipment.

 

 

About FARO

FARO is a global technology company that develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

With FARO, 3D measurement and documentation needs can be fulfilled confidently. As a pioneer and market leader in portable computer-aided measurement, FARO consistently applies the latest advances in technology to make its industry-leading product offerings more accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The focus is on simplifying workflow with tools that empower customers, thereby dramatically reducing the on-site measuring time and lowering overall costs.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO’s systems. The company’s global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Japan, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, and The Netherlands.

Further information: www.faro.com/sg