FARO Presents New Super Mobile Laser Scanner Kit

2007-03-26 11:12 827

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arm and laser tracker sales, today announced that it has developed a Super Mobile Laser Scanner Kit.

"Nearly every application requires a laser scanner to be repositioned in order to get a comprehensive view," FARO President and CEO Jay Freeland said. "The new Super Mobile Kit makes scanning faster and more productive by enabling our customers to take it anywhere -- whether they're hiking through forests or rough terrain like in civil engineering, tunnels and mines, forensic scenes or archaeological excavations."

The FARO Laser Scanner LS is a portable, computerized measurement device that scans, digitally recreates and records all of an object or area's dimensions, creating what looks like a "photograph" on the computer screen - but in 3-D. The captured data can be used to create a digital model for inspection, reverse-engineering, CAD-to-part comparison, factory planning, or investigations for industries ranging from power, process and piping to forensics, surveying and historical preservation.

The Super Mobile Laser Scanner Kit capitalizes on the FARO LS' compact design. The Kit includes:

-- A carbon-fiber tripod, for a super-sturdy, yet light weight

setup of the Laser Scanner from 69 cm to 180 cm

-- New Wi-Fi/WLAN Scanner Connection enables users to control

scanning from their PDA, mobile phone, laptop or other

Internet-equipped devices, eliminating dependence on heavy

laptops with limited battery life

-- A scanner-based web server, which gives scanning control to

as many as different users as needed - without additional

license fees

-- The Laser Scanner Rucksack (back pack) enables the user to

conveniently load and carry the Laser Scanner and the

carbon-fiber tripod over long distances or confined spaces

"With the Super Mobile Kit, FARO offers its customers a major advancement in ease of use, mobility and professional handling," Dr. Bernd-Dietmar Becker, FARO's Director for Marketing & Product Management for Laser Scanning, said. "The Wi-Fi/WLAN minimizes cables, which makes the FARO LS simpler to use, faster to set up, safer on the plant floor, and maintains the integrity of crimes scenes and archaeological sites."

For more information on the new Super Mobile Laser Scanner Kit available in April 2007, visit or call 800.736.0234 for a customized demonstration.

About FARO

With approximately 13,000 installations and 6,100 customers globally, FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized measurement devices and software used to create digital models -- or to perform evaluations against an existing model -- for anything requiring highly detailed 3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging from surveying, recreating accident sites and crime scenes to digitally preserving historical sites.

FARO's technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing the amount of on-site measuring time, and the various industry-specific software packages enable users to process and present their results quickly and more effectively.

Principal products include the world's best-selling portable measurement arm -- the FaroArm; the world's best-selling laser tracker -- the FARO Laser Tracker X and Xi; the FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Laser Scanner LS; the FARO Gage, Gage-PLUS and PowerGAGE; and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered.

Source: FARO Technologies, Inc.