Faro Sphere

Faro launches reality capture and collaboration platform

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Faro says the integrated cloud-based workflow enables easy, fast and accurate 3D model creation


Faro has launched an ‘end-to-end’ reality capture and collaboration platform that combines three solutions: Faro Sphere for data exchange; Faro Focus for laser scanning; and the Faro Stream mobile app for real-time data verification.

Faro Stream, which is available for Android and iOS devices, works with the Focus Premium laser scanner to enable on-site scan data validation (pre-registration). It can then be synced to Faro Sphere for registration and collaboration.

Faro Sphere centralises the collection and management of all 3D data projects. It can be accessed by global stakeholders through the ‘secure, single point’ sign-on.

Faro Sphere is also designed to provide a ‘one-stop’ user experience across Faro’s software applications and customer support tools, including HoloBuilder, a global construction progress man-agement solution for hardware agnostic image capture, registration, and viewing. Faro says additional workflows will be offered in future Faro Sphere updates.

“Beta customers have found the complete platform solution to dramatically enhance data deliv-ery and analysis, improving their time to decision by up to 50%,” explained Michael Burger, Faro president and CEO. “We’re excited by the initial feedback, which supports our approach of deeply understanding customer needs to transform how they work in a 3D-enabled virtual world.”

“We are very excited to see the advances Faro has made,” said Travis Voss, leader of innova-tive technologies at US construction company Helm Mechanical.

“The combination of the new Focus Scanner, Stream, and Sphere and how that all flows together is going to cut our scanning and processing time down by 60% easily. This time savings will allow us to examine scanning projects more frequently, scanning projects we normally wouldn’t have because of time con-straints, and expanding our offerings to customers.”

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