3D measuring and imaging expert FARO, has launched its latest SCENE 7.0 software platform adding real time, on-site registration to its automatic object recognition and scan registration and position functions.

The Unique Power of Real Time, On-site Registration

Previously, the process of taking an actual scan in the field, transferring that scan to a computer workstation/PC to start using the data was a three-step process. The project 3D scan data was stored on physical SD cards at the project site. Then the user would bring the SD card to the office and physically insert the SD card into a workstation/PC for download. Finally, the scans, once all loaded from the SD cards, would be registered (i.e., logically integrated into a cohesive set of data points on the computer workstation/PC in the office and then the data would finally be ready for use).

SCENE 7.0 supports a seamless, more efficient process. Real time, on-site registration enables the 3D scan data, whether it be from a single scan or multiple scans in process simultaneously, to be wirelessly transmitted (i.e., no SD cards needed) directly to an onsite computer workstation/PC in real time. Additionally, the scans are automatically aligned on the workstation/PC computer in real time, in the field.

According to the company, this enables a new set of powerful user benefits unrivaled in the industry:

  • Improved Productivity: In-office data processing has been dramatically reduced and, in some cases, eliminated altogether. Users come back to the office with a registered product and can get to work immediately. Additionally, the larger the project or the more scans required, the greater the realised efficiencies, in terms of project cycle time and human resources on site.
  • Enhanced Confidence: FocusS Series Scanner users are now able to preview scans/projects while still in the field, confirm that all of their project requirements have been accounted for while still in the field and make any necessary adjustments in the field in real time.

“SCENE 7.0 is unquestionably the most advanced software platform of its kind. It significantly elevates the productivity of the FocusS Series Laser Scanner user well beyond what is available for any hardware and software solution package for cost efficient 3D data capture, processing and analysis, “states Joseph Arezone, Chief Commercial Officer. “Real time, on-site registration is a major milestone but just one of the efficiency enhancing features, including “smart” filtering that removes valuable hours from point cloud clean up and drives significant reductions in post processing time.”