Original Press Release
FARO Introduces Next Generation Focus3D Laser Scanner for 3D Documentation
Press release date: September 29, 2011
LAKE MARY, Fla. -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces the next generation of its innovative laser scanner, the Focus3D. Complete with new features that enhance registration and remote functionality, this newest Focus3D offering represents FARO's most powerful laser scanning solution to date.
Already the smallest and most advanced laser scanner on the market, the Focus3D now includes the new Multi-Sensor hardware feature. It incorporates a compass and height sensor to complement the device's existing dual axis compensator. The new sensors define height and orientation against a set point for each scan, improving the automatic registration process and reducing post-processing work.
Users can now perform and download scans remotely with the new WLAN remote control included in each new Focus3D. The device may also be equipped with one of three, application-specific adaptors that allow the Focus3D to be mounted to any fixed post or utilized in mobile or super-fast tunnel scanning applications.
SCENE WebShare 4.9, FARO's internet sharing browser, will provide measurement tools and added information via Documentation Objects. Scans shared using WebShare can be directly viewed on the browser or analyzed with a variety of mapping functions. "We've included new features with this latest generation of the Focus3D that we think will make our customers' lives much easier," explained FARO CEO, Jay Freeland. "By including new functionality in an already very strong offering, we believe FARO has the most competitive laser scanner on the market."
More information on the FARO Focus3D is available at www.faro.com/focus/us.
FARO 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.
Worldwide, approximately 11,000 customers are operating more than 20,000 installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is 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 Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.