FARO's All-New Laser ScanArm V3 Lighter, Faster and More Accurate



    FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
FARO), the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and
laser tracker sales, announced it has released an all-new Laser ScanArm V3.
Among the enhancements, the new technology is 30-percent more accurate,
33-percent lighter in weight, and offers better performance in scanning dark
or reflective surfaces than the Company's V2 models.
    "The V3 marks our third version of the Laser ScanArm product line and our
third new product launch in four months," FARO President and CEO Jay Freeland
said. "Although the Quantum and Fusion FaroArms and ScanArm all appeal to
different markets, one thing they have in common is that all were born from
feedback on what our customers need to succeed in the global marketplace."
    The Laser ScanArm V3 - which is compatible with FARO's Platinum FaroArm
and new flagship portable CMM, the Quantum FaroArm - offers several
competitive advantages not found on any other device. The new design includes:

    
    -- NEW - 30% more Accurate: 35 micron accuracy compared to 50 microns
       on V2.
    

    
    -- NEW - Bluetooth(R) Cable-Free Operation: When equipped on the Quantum
       Series, users can scan up to 30 feet (10m) away without requiring
       cables or interface boxes.
    

    -- NEW - 50% Faster Warm-Up Time compared to V2.

    
    -- NEW - 33% Weight Reduction compared to V2.
    
    "The greatest challenge scanning systems have is the ability to
accurately model shiny or dark objects," Freeland said. "The new Laser ScanArm
rises to that challenge, making it the ideal tool for inspection, point
cloud-to-CAD comparison, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3-D
modeling. It defies the limits of portable scanning technology and empowers
FARO customers to bring top-quality parts and products to market more
quickly."
    Introduced in 2003, the FARO Laser ScanArm was the first-ever seven-axis
contact/non-contact measurement device with a fully integrated laser scanner.
It enables users to collect simple point variations with the Arm's hard probe,
then laser scan sections requiring larger volumes of data - without the wasted
time of adding or removing attachments, untangling cabling, or having to use
and import data from a separate CMM.
    Compatible with Geomagic, Polyworks, Rapid Form and many other
third-party software programs, the new Laser ScanArm V3 makes its world debut
at the 2007 EuroMold Show in Frankfurt, Germany and will be available for sale
globally in February 2008.
    
    About FARO
    
    With more than 14,600 installations and 7,000 customers globally, FARO
Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized
measurement devices and software used to create digital models - or to perform
evaluations against an existing model - for anything requiring highly detailed
3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory planning and
asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging from
surveying, recreating accident sites and crime scenes to digitally preserving
historical sites.
    FARO's technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing the
amount of on-site measuring time, and the various industry-specific software
packages enable users to process and present their results quickly and more
effectively.
    Principal products include the world's best-selling portable measurement
arm - the FaroArm; the world's best-selling laser tracker - the FARO Laser
Tracker; the FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Laser Scanner LS; the FARO Gage, Gage-
PLUS and PowerGAGE; and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and
reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025
laboratory registered. Learn more at www.faro.com




For further information:

For further information: Darin Sahler, Global PR Manager of FARO 
Technologies, Inc., +1-407-333-9911, Darin.Sahler@faro.com Web Site:
http://www.faro.com/

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