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March 19th, 2012
FARO Announces Release of SCENE 5.0

SCENE 5.0 features the new automatic fine registration, a new cloud-to-cloud enhancement that reduces or removes the need for the placement of artificial targets in many scanning applications, and significantly reduces post-processing time. Rather than utilizing spheres or checkerboards, the software identifies prominent objects such as corners, edges and other flat structures within the scan and uses them as reference points. These features help to seamlessly meld together multiple scans to form a single, complete point cloud. This new addition, unique to SCENE 5.0, further expedites the merging of scans between remote users.

The Project Database is FARO’s latest way to facilitate scanning project collaboration. This new addition seamlessly stores project information and a step-by-step history of each scanning project. Users may now return to any step in a scanning database, quickly and easily, no matter where they may be in their process. They may also select which details to display on a given project, allowing users to choose which level of detail to display and reducing extraneous data points. SCENE 5.0 also supports the new ASTM E57 industry standard, a manufacturer-independent, binary data exchange format for 3D data. Through this, users may import and export scanning data regardless of the specific product used to capture it.

New for SCENE 5.0, stereoscopic visualization allows users to view their scans on 3D-enabled monitors. The result is an added level of detail, and a heightened sense of realism found in major motion pictures. For users in the real estate marketing, construction, renovation and other markets, this 3D viewing feature literally adds new dimensions to their scanning work. “SCENE 5.0 combines ease-of-use, networking and an enhanced 3D experience to deliver a complete scan processing solution.” said Oliver Buerkler, Senior Technical Product Manager for the Focus3D.

All users and professionals can learn more about the new SCENE 5.0 at the European User Meeting 2012 for 3D documentation and laser scanning in Zurich on May 22nd and 23rd.

About FARO

FARO develops and manufactures portable systems for the measurement and 3D documentation of spaces and objects. Products from FARO permit rapid and highly precise 3D measurement for inspection, quality control, alignment, surface modeling, asset management, and documentation needs. The simple-to-use solutions are ideal for numerous applications in various industries, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, architecture and civil engineering, energy and forensics. FARO currently has more than 26,000 installations and 13,000 customers globally.

Principal products include the world’s best-selling portable measurement arm – the FaroArm®, FARO® ScanArm, the FARO® Gage, the FARO® Laser Tracker, the FARO® Laser Scanner, the FARO® 3D Imager and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered. For additional information, visit www.faro.com.