Lake Mary, Fla., Aug. 28, 2018 — FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for public safety forensics, announces the release of SCENE 2018 (https://www.faro.com/scene), a tightly integrated software platform specifically designed to optimize the use of the FARO Focus Laser scanner product family. This introduction represents a substantial leap forward for 3D reality data capture to enhance the quality and increase the speed of evidence capture, documentation, reconstruction, and analysis, for crime, crash, fire and security professionals.
Improved Efficiency with High Detail Scanning
High interest areas can now be captured in incredible detail from greater distances. FARO FocusS 150 and FocusS 350 Laser Scanner users benefit from considerable time savings on site, while capturing evidence for such items as cartridge cases, weapons and even blood in greater detail from longer distances. Users can realize up to 75% time-savings compared to other available methods of high detail evidence capture.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Comparable Quality With 60% Less Time at the Scene
FARO Laser-HDR™ (patent pending), another FARO proprietary innovation, improves on conventional multi-exposure HDR techniques by intelligently enhancing photographs with laser intensity from the Focus Laser Scanner. Laser-HDR™ balances color data adding vibrancy, clarity and details of the scene. Also, with no additional time required on scene and backwards compatibility with previous generations of FARO Focus Laser Scanners, Laser-HDR™ delivers a broad set of new benefits to all FARO laser scanner users.
Faster Full Color Panoramic Image Creation
SCENE 2018 enables full camera resolution color images to be exported, independent of scan resolution. When speed and visualization are required, SCENE 2018 allows users to scan faster without loss of photographic detail.
Enhanced Virtual Reality (VR) Experience
The Virtual Reality experience is further enhanced in SCENE 2018. SCENE’s VR module enables users to easily create immersive 3D environments of a crime, crash, fire, or security scene that has been scanned. SCENE VR greatly increases the value of every customer’s FARO laser scanning solution by:
• Quickly converting any scene or location scanned into a fully immersive, real world training environment that:
1) accelerates the learning curve,
2) advances the breadth of expertise and knowledge of both new and experienced investigators, and
3) reduces training costs in general,
• Enabling forensics professionals to revisit and re-walk the scene to ensure all evidence has been identified, view the scene from the position and perspective of eyewitness testimonies, and evaluate the feasibility of different theories of how events unfolded, and
• Providing digital scene visits to prosecutors, judges, juries, and expert witnesses just as the scene was when originally captured without having to travel to the scene.
“We are dedicated to helping public safety professionals do their jobs safer, faster, and better,” stated Jeff Ruiz, Vice President – Public Safety and Forensics. “Already recognized as best-in-class, SCENE 2018 now brings new innovations that enable investigators to capture scenes more quickly with greater detail than ever before.”
FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets:
• Factory Metrology – High-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes
• Construction BIM – 3D capture of as-built construction projects and factories to document complex structures and perform quality control, planning and preservation
• Public Safety Forensics – Capture and analysis of on-site real world data to investigate crash, crime and fire, plan security activities and provide virtual reality training for public safety personnel
• Product Design – Capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products permitting CAD analysis and redesign, after market design and legacy part replication
• 3D Machine Vision – 3D vision for both control and measurement to the manufacturing floor through 3D sensors and custom solutions.
FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida. The Company’s European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.
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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
• development by others of new or improved products, processes or technologies that make the Company’s products less competitive or obsolete;
• the Company’s inability to maintain its technological advantage by developing new products and enhancing its existing products;
• declines or other adverse changes, or lack of improvement, in industries that the Company serves or the domestic and international economies in the regions of the world where the Company operates and other general economic, business, and financial conditions; and
• other risks detailed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and in Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Forward-looking statements in this release represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.