Leveraging Mobile Augmented Reality to Streamline the Inspection and Design Process
Lake Mary, FL, 19 September 2017, 2017 – FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, construction BIM/CIM, product design, public safety forensics, and 3D solutions applications, announces the availability of the FARO® Visual Inspect™ product family. This innovative platform enables large, complex 3D CAD (computer-aided design) data to be transferred to an iPad and then used for mobile visualization and comparison to real world conditions. (https://youtu.be/vtx5ftA2veY) This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight through earlier stage error detection in the production, construction or design processes. For more information, go to www.faro.com/VisualInspect/in
Visual Inspect™ is a true next generation solution as it moves 3D CAD viewing away from the traditional desktop PC to a mobile “in hand, on demand” solution. The 3D CAD data is stored locally on the iPad through an innovative, compressed, mobile format which provides an exceptional degree of flexibility and mobility that together drive increased productivity. The end user is able to document problems and errors with text and images and then easily export both into a Microsoft Excel office document.
The Visual Inspect™ product family offers two exceptional value options.
The integrated iPad camera supports Visual Inspect AR™ as a more cost effective alternative to other Augmented Reality (AR) products that require expensive cameras.
The Visual Inspect™ product family can be ready for use via a simple three step process that includes first downloading the iPad application from the Apple Apps store, calibrating the iPad and then activating the application with the calibration file.
“We are thrilled to follow up our purchase of mwf-technology (www.faro.com/en-sg/news/faro-expands-its-footprint-in-mobile-virtual-and-augmented-reality-with-the-acquisition-of-mwf-technology-gmbh) in December 2016 with the integration of its innovative technology into the FARO product portfolio,” stated Simon Raab, Ph.D., FARO’s President and CEO. “We are creating a new paradigm that enables our customers to move beyond doing it the right way most of the time to doing it the best way all the time.”
The Visual Inspect™ family is available now for quoting and ordering.
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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:
FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida. The Company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, Pennsylvania containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of our FARO Laser Tracker and FARO Cobalt Array Imager product lines. 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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