“I am writing to you about ongoing activity within E57.02 to create a point-to-point performance evaluation standard for spherical coordinate 3D imaging systems.
At NIST, we are setting up a facility to perform all of the test procedures currently in the draft document. During the first week of May, we are organizing an instrument-runoff/meeting here. FARO, Leica and Surphaser folks are bringing their latest scanners, NRC folks will be here, and possibly some users as well.
The plan is for the manufacturers to come in on Tue/Wed (5/3 and 5/4) of that week and run the test procedures that are currently in our draft standard. We will have a meeting on the morning of Thu 5/5 to discuss any issues/concerns and how to move the document forward.
Kudos to all involved. This is real progress.