FARO Launches New X Series Laser Scanner: The Focus 3D X 130

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, announced the release of the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D X 130.

The Focus3D X 130, the newest member of Focus3D X Series range of laser scanners, delivers tremendous power, compact design, and the flexibility to perform laser scanning in both indoor and outdoor environments. With a scanning range of 130 meters, this laser scanner is ideal for mid-range scanning applications such as architecture, construction, civil engineering, facility management, forensics, historical preservation, industrial manufacturing, and shipbuilding applications.

The ultra-portable Focus3D X 130 enables fast, straightforward, and accurate measurements of objects and buildings. Combining the highest-precision scanning technology with true mobility and ease-of-use, this new device offers reliability, flexibility, and real-time views of recorded data. With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing. These advances in performance do not come at the expense of safety as the Focus3D X 130 comes with a class 1 "eye safe" laser.

"The touch-screen of the Focus3D X 130 is as easy to operate as a smart phone," says Ralf Drews, Managing Director of FARO Europe. "With a battery runtime of 4.5 hours, the laser scanner also has a high level of flexibility and endurance. The Focus3D's light weight, small size and SD-card storage capability makes the scanner truly mobile. We can offer this quality at prices which are certainly unique to the market."

With the introduction of Focus3D X 130, FARO offers its customers a choice between mid-range Focus3D X 130 (130 meters) and long-range Focus3D X 330 (330 meters) laser scanners with the best technology and at the most affordable price in the market.

About FARO

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. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO's systems. The Company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Fla., its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.

Further information: http://www.faro.com

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