FARO® Sphere Cloud Platform for Reality Data
FARO Sphere is a cloud-based information platform that provides its users a centralized, collaborative experience across the company’s reality capture applications and customer support tools through a secure, single point sign-on process (SSO). When paired with the Stream mobile app, Sphere enables faster 3D data capture, processing and project management from anywhere in the world.
Sphere systematizes every activity while remaining intuitive to navigate, allowing users the ability to better organize their 3D scans and manage that data across diverse teams around the world. With FARO WebShare, an application within Sphere, users can view and explore project-based data with unmatched ease and efficiency.
With Sphere Viewer, a cloud-based solution inside the Sphere platform, 3D point clouds and HoloBuilder 360° projects can be viewed and shared all in one place. Ideal for 4D construction progress management where the ability to compare elements over time is critical, project managers and VDC managers alike can better democratize data and eliminate the need to use two platforms for their reality capture needs. The result is de-siloed data, greater ease of use, and the enhanced ability to share accurate and up to date 4D progress documentation.
With Sphere, users can:
- Close existing workflow gaps by enabling remote collaboration and project completion from anywhere in the world
- Eliminate additional site visits due to registration failure or incomplete scans
- Inform project stakeholders that a scan is complete and that modeling can begin, speeding job completion times yielding significant savings per project
- De-silo data by connecting your point cloud to a 360° photo project
At its core, Sphere is a cloud-based data management hub. And with FARO WebShare serving as the web viewer, users can explore and share captured 3D data and compare that data with the design as a CAD or BIM output.
Users will also have access to the following FARO customer support tools as part of its application offerings as a way to view and explore projects with stakeholders anywhere they reside: Knowledge Base (which provides technical product information), FARO Support (which provides customer support) and FARO Academy (which provides ongoing training and education).
Stream Mobile App
For FARO Focus Laser Scanner users who wish to upload their scan data into Sphere, the FARO Stream mobile app works in conjunction with the Focus Laser Scanner to enable on-site pre-registration while providing added confidence on the completeness of data capture.
It is common for 3D measurement professionals today to register scan data back on an office computer, off-site. Now, users can perform pre-registration in the field, add annotations and instantly upload on-site data collection to FARO Sphere.
FARO Flatness Check App
The FARO Flatness Check app, the first augmented reality solution for Sphere, enables the immediate visualization of floor flatness and floor levelness while ensuring concrete pours are completed on schedule with improved quality of work and eliminated rework and waste.
Flatness Check works in conjunction with the Focus Premium Laser Scanner as well as the Focus M70, S70, S150 and S350 models, allowing users to document and analyze the floor flatness and floor levelness of any concrete slab and share that data in Sphere with additional project stakeholders.
Using an iPad with a FARO Focus scanner, the app assists foremen guiding field crews to identify out of tolerance areas within minutes and to fix those deviations while the concrete is still wet.
FARO Receives SOC 2 Type 1 Report
FARO is committed to delivering the highest standard of information security for our customers. To ensure that we continue to meet this commitment, we have completed a System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2®) Type 1 examination of FARO Sphere and HoloBuilder™. This audit provides an independent assessment of whether FARO’s controls are effectively designed, thereby protecting customer data from unauthorized access.
SOC 2 is an internationally recognized standard for evaluating a company’s preparedness for maintaining security, data availability, data processing, information confidentiality and privacy compliance. Our audit was completed by an independent third party according to the Trust Service Criteria (TSC) developed by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and in accordance with the SSAE 18 standard.