Hexagon releases 3D laser scanner with in-field pre-registration

June 18, 2018  - By
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Hexagon AB has launched the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and accurate creation of 3D models in the field. The Leica RTC360 is one of many innovations showcased at HxGN Live 2018, the company’s annual digital technology conference.

According to Hexagon, the Leica RTC360 combines high-performance laser scanning, edge computing and mobile app technologies to pre-register captured scans quickly and accurately. With the push of a button, two million points per second of high dynamic range imagery can be captured to create a full-dome scan in under two minutes, Hexagon added.

In addition, the laser scanner features a visual inertial system that automatically tracks movements between setup positions. The scans captured by the Leica RTC360 can be combined and pre-registered on a mobile device, where they can be viewed and augmented with information tags.

“We designed the Leica RTC360 for maximum productivity. For construction professionals, plant operators, public safety officials and other professionals who face complex projects with tight constraints, it provides a better way to digitally capture the reality of their sites — and process and visualize that data for faster, immediate decision making,” said Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. “What these professionals do on site every day is challenging, and we aim to continue to make their work quicker, easier and more accurate.”

Hexagon AB provides digital solutions that create autonomous connected ecosystems, a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes.

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