Nottingham, UK, 18 September 2012 3D Laser Mapping has launched a revolutionary hand held laser scanner designed to make 3D capture more accessible. Developed by Mantis Vision, the MVC-F5 operates at speed, capturing millimetre accurate measurements in seconds. It can be used on the move and is even covert; silent to operate and using infrared light that is naked to the visible eye. The F5 is ideally suited for use in complex and changing environments, where its size and speed of operation can be critical to a projects success.
Available from 3D Laser Mapping in the UK and South Africa, the F5 has already been proven by customers in the fields of defence, law enforcement and forensics, oil and gas, architecture, engineering and construction and automotive design.
This is a truly remarkable solution, commented Jon Chicken, Managing Director of 3D Laser Scanning. Its fast, can be used on the move, its small and light, yet versatile and rugged and it thrives on challenges. The F5 overcomes many of the barriers to use faced by traditional laser scanners!
The F5 is a handheld system that can be used in virtually any lighting condition and in temperatures from -10 to +50 degrees Centigrade, making it ideal for use in a wide variety of environments. Weighing just 1.7 kilograms the scanner can easily be held in the hand and used in hard to reach or cluttered spaces. The F5 can achieve data accuracies of up to 0.5 millimetres operating at ranges of up to 1 metre with a wide field of view and an exposure time of less than 0.001 of a second.
This latest addition to 3D Laser Mappings product portfolio is well suited for a variety of industries including; forensics and law enforcement for crime scene documentation, maritime – capturing 3D data of offshore platforms whilst in motion and defence and military where its ruggedness comes into its own. The F5 has also been used within architecture, engineering and construction capturing 3D data in areas previously inaccessible to laser scanners, oil and gas, and research and education.
3D Laser Mapping is a global developer of laser scanning solutions for sectors such as mapping, mining and manufacturing. 3D Laser Mapping specialises in integrating laser scanning hardware with their own software and peripherals to create solutions at the cutting edge of technology. Through a worldwide network of distributors 3D Laser Mapping is able to provide frontline support and service for a growing international client base. For further information see www.3dlasermapping.com
Mantis Vision developed the first 3d laser scanner for non-expert field users. Since its foundation in 2005, Mantis Vision has been actively developing content creation tools and new technologies throughout the 3D field. With a client base around the globe, Mantis Vision has maintained a continuous cultivation of 3D products tailored to the requirements of the security and defence industries. Using proprietary core technology, they have actualized the handheld 3D camera, which clients use for automatic, accurate 3D modelling of highly cluttered or dynamic scenes. For further information see www.mantis-vision.com