笔者评：FARO是全球知名的3D测量技术提供商之一，其前不久发布了新的手持式点云采集设备Freestyle(3D) X Handheld Laser Scanner，其在一米范围内，可以达到mm级的精度。
LAKE MARY, Fla., – FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology, announces the release of the new FARO Freestyle(3D) X Handheld Laser Scanner, a 3D Laser Scanner designed to transform the way the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Law Enforcement, and other industries document3D data through easy to use, intuitive data acquisition. With the release of the Freestyle(3D) X, FARO´s portfolio now contains two handheld scanners designed to help customers increase productivity, save time and make effective, data-driven decisions.
The new FARO Freestyle(3D) X incorporates state-of-the-art scanning technology that delivers enhanced scanning accuracy of 1 millimeter at a 1-meter range. The Freestyle(3D) X is available with a U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable calibration accessory to provide users with verifiable data accuracy, which is critical for forensic scanning and other highly regulated industries. On-site calibration data is exportable in PDF format, allowing information to be easily shared with other team members.
The Freestyle(3D) X also incorporates an automatic flash mode enabling users to scan objects in a variety of lighting conditions. New software tools deliver an intensely detailed visualization of the created 3D point cloud, and an integrated best-point filter enhances the quality of the scan data by reducing noise up to 35%. Finally, post-processing functions have also been improved, offering up to 5x faster data writing speed to further improve productivity on the job site.
The Freestyle(3D) X can be employed as a standalone device or used in concert with FARO Focus(3D) X Series Laser Scanners. Point cloud data from all devices can be integrated seamlessly - even in grey scale. "The Freestyle(3D) X sets the industry standard for ease-of-use and verifiable accuracy among professional, portable scanning devices," stated Joe Arezone, Senior Vice President and Managing Director FARO Asia and EMEA. "The new features such as automatic flash mode, best point filter and new algorithms decisively enhance the overall scanning experience and enable users to carry out more projects with better quality at the same time. Moreover, the new Freestyle(3D) X will allow the most demanding users to achieve better accuracy in their projects."
With the introduction of the Freestyle(3D )X to its portfolio, FARO continues its role as a technology innovator for customers - helping them work faster, more effectively and save money in the process. FARO is dedicated to offering a full range of innovative and user-friendly handheld scanners to allow customers to implement and leverage 3D scanning to their business advantage.
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement 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.
The Company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL; its European regional headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany; and its Asia Pacific regional headquarters 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, Portugal, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.