System software that resides on a laptop PC connected to the scanner runs the device, allows for immediate visualization and measurement of captured points, and converts the captured data into traditional 3D models and 2D drawings.
With this scanner, users can place special "scan targets" within the scene that is being scanned. Targets are deployed to allow subsequent, high-accuracy registration of multiple scans together, and to allow accurate geo-referencing of 3D scans to local coordinate systems.
The scanner automatically sweeps a pulsing laser beam over natural surfaces up to 100m away, collecting hundreds of thousands of 3D surface geometry measurements in just minutes. At a range of 50m, the scanner achieves 6mm accuracy for every measured point and 2mm precision for modeled surfaces. Maximum resolution is 0.25mm. The device's eye-safe, Class II green laser can be used in any lighting condition, without interfering with ongoing operations or construction activities.
New features include batteries that can be "hot-swapped" so that scanning is not interrupted; a pan and tilt mount for easy manipulation of the unit on its tripod; and the ability to upgrade firmware remotely.
Standard accessories include transport case, tripod with spiked feet and pan and tilt mount for the scan head, two cables, scanner-to-power box, AC power cord, Ethernet-to-notebook, two batteries and integrated charger, and laptop PC with Cylcone-SCAN software.
Cyra Technologies, Inc, 8000 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621. Tel: 510-633-5000. Fax: 510-633-5009.