Lake Mary, FL, August 28th, 2018: FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO) the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions provides several new powerful SCENE solution enhancements for AEC professionals such as:
• FARO Laser-HDRTM Photography
• High Detailed Scanning
• Panoramic Imagery
• Faster Software Performance
• Improved VR Capabilities
A New Standard in HDR photography The new FARO Laser-HDRTM (patent pending) feature in SCENE 2018 improves on conventional multi-exposure HDR techniques by intelligently combining a laser scan image and a photograph through a FARO proprietary process. This results in a laser enhanced HDR image in breathtaking color and detail in even the most challenging environments. This advanced feature is fully backwards compatible and thus allows all generations of FARO Focus Laser Scanner products to achieve exceptional HDR results in a substantially shorter amount of time. Finally, even as recording time (5X faster than traditional HDR) and data volume are dramatically reduced (150 MB per scan), all image details are captured in a single shot and the functionality can be used even if the laser scanner does not support HDR by default.
Increased Productivity Through High Detail Scanning Defined areas, such as registration marks, can now be recaptured in higher resolution at a great distance from the same scanning position. FARO Focus S150 and S350 users now benefit from considerable time savings on site, up to 1.5X faster than when it was required to perform high-resolution scans continuously. Furthermore, since the registration workflow is now fully automated i.e. no manual interaction needed to process high detail scan data on an onsite PC/workstation, in-field and in-office productivity is substantially improved.
Efficiency Through Full Color Panoramic Images SCENE 2018 enables a full camera resolution color image to be exported, independent of scan resolution. In those situations where high resolution color is required but high-resolution scan is not, time savings of up to 80% can be realized.
Improved Performance and Stability Scan quick views now open significantly faster and users can be ready to work with the data in half the time than before. Scan projects can be exported up to 75% faster to be shared more efficiently with project stakeholders via the FARO WebShare Cloud and SCENE 2go platforms.
Enhanced Virtual Reality (VR) Experience SCENE 2018 builds on the VR base first introduced on SCENE 7.1 in 2017. First it enables an even more natural, immersive experience with significantly fewer instances of motion sickness based on rigorous user testing process. Next it enables a more cost-effective VR use case as it now offers improved compatibility with Microsoft
“The improvements in SCENE 2018 and around the FARO long range scanners are another significant contribution to improve the quality and efficiency over the entire construction life cycle.” states Andreas Gerster, Vice President Global Construction BIM. "This is the next step to realize our vision of Traceable ConstructionTM top of mind by better capturing and processing reality in 3D and by sharing information through seamless, tightly integrated best-in- class solutions."