Leica Geosystems made two new major product announcements yesterday that deserve your attention. From the press releases.
The first is the launch of the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and highly accurate creation of 3D models in the field.
The 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 (HDR) imagery can be captured to create a full-dome scan in under two minutes. Laser scanner movements between setup positions are automatically tracked by a Visual Inertial System (VIS) while scans are combined and pre-registered on a mobile device, where they can be viewed and augmented with information tags – saving precious time and speeding up decision-making right from the field.
The second is the Leica BLK3D – a compact 3D handheld imager that improves productivity by enabling immediate and precise 3D measurements from any image it captures.
By combining measurement sensors, software, and on-device edge data processing capabilities, the BLK3D enables in-picture measurements with professional-grade accuracy. Every image captured by the BLK3D is a complete and precise 3D record. Its edge capabilities eliminate the need for network connections and/or cloud services, ensuring professionals can make faster decisions within their daily workflow – whether creating floor plans and estimating building installations or documenting construction progress and creating as-built facility documentation.
“The BLK3D is the latest addition to our award-winning BLK series,” said Ola Rollén, Hexagon President and CEO. “The ability to capture, visualise, and index precise 3D measurement information directly from a 2D image raises the bar, setting new expectations for professionals looking for faster, more accurate ways to get the measurements they need. Not only that, it’s so easy to operate virtually anyone can use it.”
With the expanded functionality of the desktop software, users can create new projects and CAD-ready 3D models from their measurable images. BLK3D connects seamlessly to a laptop or desktop computer – via Wi-Fi or USB cable. Data is automatically synced and measurable images can be accessed, processed, and organised from the convenience of the desktop application.
Can’t wait to see it in action.
I believe you meant to say “two million points per second AND High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery” (not OF).