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FARO Technologies, Inc.

250 Technology Park, Lake Mary, FL, 32746, US

  • 407-333-9911
  • 800-736-0234

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Phone: 407-562-5036
Fax: 407-562-5222
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FARO Technologies, Inc.

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Handheld 3D Laser Scanner meets portability demands.

January 12, 2015

Equipped with MS Surface™ tablet, Freestyle3D offers real-time visualization by letting user view point cloud data as it is captured. Unit scans at distances up to 3 m and captures up to 88K points/sec with better than 1.5 mm accuracy. While self-compensating optical system allows immediate scanning without requiring any warm up time, memory-scan technology lets users pause scanning at any time and resume where they left off without requiring use of artificial targets. Read More


Mobile Geometric Measurement Software aids large part inspection.

November 19, 2014

FARO CAM2 SmartInspect v1.2 enables basic geometric measurement, without CAD, for laser trackers and measuring arms. Able to interface with FARO Laser Trackers, portable software is optimized to run on all Windows®-based touch PCs or touchpads, which lets users interact with inspection data and measurement devices. Along with voice operation and audible feedback, features include Move Device™, which lets users move their device during operation to measure part from different positions. Read More


Diagramming Software supports law enforcement operations.

October 10, 2014

Comprising Crime Zone, Crash Zone, Fire Zone, and Insurance Zone, FARO CAD Zone Release 10 enables creation of courtroom-ready 2D and 3D drawings and animations from scanner data, point cloud data, total station data, and manual measurements. Program provides advanced graphic settings with lighting, shadow, highlights, and glass-transparency effects; satellite image clean-up tools to erase unwanted vehicles or other objects; and terrain mapping for aerial draping over 3D points. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable Measurement System offers fat scan rate HD data clarity.

September 8, 2014

Edge ScanArm HD combines FARO® Laser Line Probe HD high-definition 3D scanner with FARO Edge measuring arm. This contact/non-contact system lets users seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials, regardless of contrast, reflectivity, or part complexity, and without any special coatings or target placement. While crosshair feature and LED Rangefinder facilitate use, features such as scan stripe width, frame rate, and blue laser with noise reduction technology enhance productivity. Read More

Vision Systems, Software

Laser Scanning Software provides targetless scan registration.

June 10, 2014

Designed for use with Laser Scanner Focus (3D) X Series, SCENE v5.3 delivers scan registration by eliminating artificial targets, such as spheres and checkerboards. Top View Based registration allows for targetless positioning of scans, while Cloud to Cloud registration enables user to position scans accurately under difficult conditions. With Layout Image Overlay process, users can place scan data in geographical context using image files, CAD drawings, or maps. Read More


Metrology Software offers contact/non-contact solution.

May 8, 2014

Available for FaroArm®, FARO® ScanArm, and FARO® Laser Tracker, FARO® CAM2® Measure v10.3 offers single, intuitive solution for tactile measurement, scanning, and point cloud management. Features such as Cross Section Analysis, Point Cloud Registration, Deviation Markers, and Live Color Scan support and boost user experience in data collection and point cloud analysis. Software is suited for inspection of free and complex forms as well as soft or flexible materials. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Mobile Laser Scanner combines power and flexibility.

March 10, 2014

With 130 m scanning range, compact and portable Focus(3D) X 130 delivers flexibility to measure objects and buildings via laser scanning in indoor and outdoor environments. Device offers real-time views of recorded data and, with integrated GPS receiver, can correlate individual scans in post-processing. Supplied with class 1 eye safe laser, product features touchscreen for facilitated operation and has 4.5 hr battery runtime. SD-card storage capability further enhances mobility. Read More


Scan Processing Software renders fully detailed 3D visualizations.

November 18, 2013

Apart from sharpness, SCENE v5.2 improves 3D views by reducing color differences due to inhomogeneous light conditions. Color Balancing smoothens transition between individual scans with overlapping areas. Reducing volume of data without noticeable compromise to visualization, homogenization tool eliminates coordinate points with distance of <1.5 mm from each other. Other functions provide options to manipulate scan data, recognize natural registration marks, and perform fine registration. Read More


Software as a Service stores 3D documentation data on cloud.

October 17, 2013

Directly hosted by FARO, SCENE WebShare Cloud enables scanned projects to be viewed and shared with different project partners, without requiring software or server. Distances and areas can be analyzed precisely, directly on-screen, using measurement tools. Data and measurements remain available long-term and independently of computer. When using SCENE WebShare Cloud, correct server capacity is always available, regardless of accessed users or data stored. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Laser Scanner supports 3D documentation and land surveying.

October 17, 2013

Equipped with Class 1 eye-safe laser, Focus3D X 330 can scan objects up to 330 m away and in direct sunlight. Unit includes touchscreen, SD card, and 4.5-hr battery life. With integrated GPS receiver, scanner can correlate individual scans in post-processing, making it suited for surveying based applications. Three dimensional scan data can be imported into commonly used software for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, and industrial manufacturing. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Measurement System captures data despite less than ideal surfaces.

September 13, 2013

Edge ScanArm ES contact/non-contact portable measurement system combines flexibility of FaroArm® and power of Laser Line Probe. Enhanced Scanning Technology (EST) aids in scanning challenging surfaces; materials with dark or reflective optical qualities can be scanned without need for sprays or surface coatings. While filtering algorithms automatically adjust and optimize scanning parameters, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode allows simultaneous scanning of materials with contrasting colors. Read More

Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Software

Laser Scan Software accelerates work processes.

November 21, 2012

Available for Focus3D Laser Scanner, SCENE v5.1 includes Clipping Box feature, which helps users streamline data analysis by keeping only parts of scans that are relevant to project. For large scanning projects, feature recognition capabilities position and assemble individual scans quickly, even when there are no registration marks or pre-defined targets. Orthophoto functionality lets users save scans as photo files to view and share scan data, even without point cloud software. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable Laser Tracker includes integrated Wi-Fi.

July 20, 2012

Featuring in-line optic systems, Vantage offers long-range measurement up to 80 m. SmartFind system responds to gestures from operator and allows system to find desired target whenever beam is lost or broken. MultiView system, utilizing 2 integrated cameras, lets user point automatically to specific, difficult-to-reach targets. Water- and dust-resistant, IP52-rated tracker utilizes TruADM technology with predictive algorithms that allow capture of dynamic measurements by scanning with target. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Robotics, Mounting & Attaching Products

Six-Axis Portable Measurement Arm comes in 4 lengths.

July 16, 2012

Prime arm, part of FaroArm line, offers accuracies as tight as .019 mm. Available in 6-12 ft lengths, contact-only unit is Bluetooth® equipped to eliminate need for tether, and features extended-use battery and composite material construction for durability. Product is compatible with CAM2 Measure v10 software. It also provides solution for basic measurements in inspection, reverse engineering, and CAD-to-part analysis. Read More


3D Scan Processing Software offers stereoscopic visualization.

March 28, 2012

Intended for use with Focus3D, SCENE v5.0 identifies prominent objects within scan and uses them as reference points. Automatic fine registration eliminates need for artificial targets when piecing together multiple scans to form one complete point cloud. Also included, Project Database aids collaboration by storing project information and step-by-step history of each project. Software also supports ASTM E57 industry standard and lets users view scans in true stereoscopic 3D. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Laser Scanner is optimized for 3D documentation.

October 7, 2011

Focus3D includes multi-sensor hardware feature, which incorporates compass and height sensor to complement dual axis compensator. Definition of height and orientation against set point for each scan improves automatic registration process and reduces post-processing work. Users can also perform and download scans remotely via WLAN remote control. Also included, SCENE WebShare v4.9 Internet sharing browser provides measurement tools and added information via Documentation Objects. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Self-Contained, 3D Laser Scanner offers touchscreen control.

October 8, 2010

FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D produces 3D images of complex environments and geometries in few minutes, with millimeter accuracy and 976,000 measurement points/sec. Measuring 9.5 x 8 x 4 in., compact, mobile unit integrates color camera with automatic and parallax-free color overlay for photo-realistic 3D scans. Its Li-Ion battery runs for up to 5 hr and can be charged during operation. Included SCENE scan processing software enables connection to AutoCAD and other CAD applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

3D Laser Scanner provides millimeter accuracy.

October 6, 2010

Measuring 9.5 x 8 x 4 in., Focus3D uses laser technology to produce detailed 3D images of complex environments and geometries in minutes. Resulting image consists of millions of 3D measurement points in color, which provide exact digital reproduction of existing conditions. With 976,000 measurement points/sec and 5-hr battery life, Focus3D offer precise method for measurement and 3D documentation of building construction, excavation volumes, crime scenes, accident sites, and process plants. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Non-Contact 3D Imager captures data on parts and tooling.

September 17, 2010

Utilizing Accordion Fringe Interferometry, FARO AMP 3D Imager collects millions of points in seconds, making it suited for parts with complex shapes or large, smooth surfaces. With click of button, unit captures complete, detailed image of object within ½ m field of view. Imager can also measure dark and shiny parts that are missed by optical systems. Featuring portable, thermally stable design, imager is suited for applications in quality control, reverse engineering, and rapid manufacturing. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Laser-Based 3D Measurement System is optimized for accuracy.

September 24, 2009

Employing Agile Absolute Distance Meter (aADM), FARO Laser Tracker ION(TM) offers measurement diameter range of 361 ft and volumetric accuracy of .002 in. at 33 ft. This 39 lb instrument leverages Absolute Distance Meter (ADM) technology to enable operation at rates fast enough to allow for high-density scanning without reliance upon interferometers. Applications include alignment, machine installation, component inspection, tool building/setup, and reverse engineering. Read More

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