FARO Technologies has released a new portable hand-held scanner aimed at those in the construction marker who require some form of reality capture.
Named the Freestyle 2, the new scanner has been designed for use in creating as-built documentation.
FARO says the Freestyle 2 is ideally used to capture details that may be hard to capture with traditional tripod-based scanning solutions.
It’s often the case that mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire-protection systems are often intertwined, making it challenging to get a comprehensive picture using a fixed scanner.
However, FARO says the Freestyle 2 enables construction teams to get accurate dimensions and locations for coordinating elements such as underground stub-ups, water utility ties-ins, and duct-riser penetrations to ease the handoff between contractors.
The Freestyle 2 captures colour scan data, is designed for single handed use, and allows for tracking while moving or walking.
The device provides haptic feedback guiding the user to better capture data and comes with an app that allows real-time visualisation of the captured data.
FARO says the Freestyle 2 can work in any lighting conditions and does not require annual calibration.
Commenting on the launch of the product, Matthias Koksch – global director AEC and product marketing at FARO – said: “We are very excited to offer the Freestyle 2 handheld scanner for the construction industry.
“We believe this is the most versatile, portable, and easy-to-use 3D data capture tool in the market today and will significantly improve contractors’ productivity and efficiency through improved documentation and understanding of their projects.”