Hexagon Metrology Enhances the Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 with High-speed Real Time Output for Rapid Measurement

North Kingstown, RI April 30, 2012 Hexagon Metrology announced today the Version 1.1 firmware update with major usability enhancements for the Leica AT401 Absolute Tracker. The AT401 now features a full speed digital read out (DRO) for dynamic laser tracker measurement processes and free-form surface inspection. The ultra-portable 3D laser tracker enables high-speed measurements for complex applications, such as large-scale inspections, component adjustments, alignments and the building of jigs and fixtures. Ideal applications include inspection and tool building for oversized components in the aerospace, rail and heavy transportation, nuclear, solar and wind energy, and related industries. Click here for the Video Example.

The Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 performs measurements without a warm-up period, allowing the operator to turn on the system and start measuring within seconds. The upgrade also introduces specialized features, such as "Outdoor Mode" which elevates performance when the tracker is used in adverse conditions like rain or snow. Other improvements include the use of several reflectors in view of the sensor at the same time. The laser trackers built-in WiFi can now be used in a company’s encrypted WiFi infrastructure even with several sensors in the same network. The firmware further facilitates user compensation of the sensor, allowing the operator to quickly see where reflectors are placed.

The new enhancements to the AT401 make the most portable and accurate laser tracker even more functional by speeding up the data monitoring and collection process, states Eric Hollenbeck, Hexagon Product Manager. All new Leica Absolute Tracker AT401s will have the version 1.1 factory installed. Existing AT401s can be updated for free by downloading the new firmware from the Leica Geosystems website: http://metrology.leica-geosystems.com/en/Downloads_6843.htm?cid=13767

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivalled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.

About Hexagon AB

Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies. Our customers can design, measure and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a changing world. Hexagon’s solutions increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and resources. Hexagon has over 12,500 employees in more than 40 countries and net sales of about 2.2 billion Euro. Our products are used in a broad range of industries including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defense, safety and security, construction and manufacturing. Learn more at www.hexagon.com