Leica Introduces $16k Scanner

leica-blk360-702x336Leica Geosystems made a major announcement at Autodesk University this week. They introduced the entry level BLK360 imaging laser scanner. It’s small – 6.5″ high, just 4″ in diameter and weighs only 2.2 lbs.

It captures 360,000 points per second with a range of 60m at 4mm accuracy. It has built in cameras and an infrared sensor. A complete full-dome laser scan, 3D panoramic image capture and transfer to the iPad Pro takes only 3 minutes.

In addition to the hardware there is also perhaps even more exciting news on the software front. Leica has teamed with Autodesk to integrate and control the sensor with ReCap 360 through a mobile app. If you have a subscription to ReCap the BLK360 can be purchased for $15,990. Now we’re talking.

If anyone has seen the data please let us know.

This just may be the affordable, disruptive imaging scanner and design software integration that we have all been waiting for.

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