Handheld Color Laser Scanner suits forensics, product design.

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Intended for crime/crash scene investigation and reverse engineering applications, Freestyle3D Objects offers range of 0.3–0.8 m for scanning geometry of mid-sized components and items into high-resolution, color point cloud. User receives data prepared in SCENE Process 6.1, which offers large scale meshing tool, once object is measured, and data can also be exported into end-user applications.



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FARO® Introduces Freestyle3D Objects, the First Handheld, Color Laser Scanning Solution through FARO's Early Adopter (EA) Program Specifically for the Public Safety Forensics and Product Design Markets



FARO® Introduces Freestyle3D Objects, the first handheld, color laser scanning solution through FARO's Early Adopter (EA) Program specifically for the public safety forensics and product design markets



LAKE MARY, Fla. -- FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM/CIM, public safety forensics and 3D solutions and services applications, introduces the FARO Freestyle3D Objects, a new medium-volume, handheld 3D Laser Scanner for crime/crash scene investigation and reverse engineering applications.



With the new powerful Freestyle3D Objects, FARO expands the successful product concept of its construction BIM/CIM Freestyle3D Scanner Series to the growing and fast moving product design and public safety forensics markets.



"Working with our customers, FARO identified an unaddressed need for a scanner that provides fast, color and detailed scan data without the frustration of constantly losing tracking, sticking external targets on the parts or the time required to manually register the point clouds," stated Joe Arezone, FARO's Chief Commercial Officer. "Featuring a midrange measurement volume, the Freestyle3D Objects is the answer – easier to use than narrow field-of-view scanners that have high resolution but are difficult to handle as the tracking is easily lost, yet provides more detail and precision than large volume handheld scanners."



The balanced approach of detail and ease of use makes the Freestyle3D Objects ideally suited for a number of challenging measurement applications including reverse engineering for product design and crime/crash scene investigation in public safety forensics.  With a scan range of 0.3 to 0.8 meters, FARO Freestyle3D Objects is optimized for scanning mid-sized components and items in almost every industry. Whether the goal is to capture industrial pump and wind generation components, molded plastic items or documenting the inside of a vehicle as part of a crash or crime scene investigation, FARO Freestyle3D Objects scans the needed geometry into a high resolution color point cloud. Once the object has been measured, the user receives the data prepared in SCENE Process 6.1, offering a large scale meshing tool, or the user can export the data into many end user applications.



FARO Freestyle3D Objects is the first 3D handheld scanner solution that FARO is introducing to the Early Adopter (EA) community. FARO's EA Program provides leading edge products to qualified customers for limited product introductions. Sign up for the FARO EA Program at: http://www.faro.com/early_adopter/ for more information on how to experience this new solution yourself.



More information on FARO Freestyle3D Objects is available at http://www.faro.com.



About FARO

FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.



FARO's global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida.  The Company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, Pennsylvania containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of its FARO Laser TrackerTM and FARO Factory Array Imager product lines.  The Company's European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.



More information is available at http://www.faro.com



CONTACT: Nancy Setteducati, Executive Assistant to the CEO, 407-333-9911, Nancy.Setteducati@faro.com

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