LAKE MARY, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces the debut of CAM2 Measure 10, its newest software for the FaroArm, ScanArm and FARO Laser Tracker. This groundbreaking release marks the first time FARO has included features for collecting and analyzing point cloud data as part of their robust CAM2 line, in addition to other new enhancements like Live Color Scan, Shortcuts and the Easy Move Wizard.
Already a leader in the development of contact measurement software, FARO's new CAM2 Measure 10 now provides non-contact users the ability to scan and collect point cloud data for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and analysis. The software is the ideal complement to FARO's recently released Edge ScanArm, and represents a giant leap forward for the Florida-based technology company. "We're excited to introduce what is truly a disruptive force in the measurement software space, CAM2 Measure 10," said FARO chief executive, Jay Freeland. "Never before has FARO offered a software solution that incorporates measurement by traditional probing methods, scanning and point cloud capture. We're looking forward to the software's debut at Quality Expo in Chicago."
Other new features like Live Color Scan permit rapid inspection of free form parts with the FARO ScanArm more quickly and easily than ever before. Live Color Scan highlights deviations from CAD during the scanning process to help identify inconsistencies quickly and expedite the scanning process. Shortcuts allow for the creation of new commands for obtaining measurement data that previously may have only been available through a series of complex operations. This feature enables users to record steps in a measurement process, and then combines them into a single command to be accessed later. The Easy Move Wizard simplifies measurement of large parts, particularly when frequent repositioning is a necessity. By enabling quick identification of correct target correspondence, the time required to relocate (or "leapfrog") the FaroArm is reduced and the potential for user error is mitigated. Other enhancements enable CAM2 Measure 10 users to conduct remote measurements, run commands and see real-time results from their Apple® iPhone® or iPad®.
With the many upgrades and improvements included in the new CAM2 Measure 10 release, FARO is pleased that increases to cost of investment in the software remain relatively nominal over the previous version. "We've been able to include a number of new and impressive features, not the least of which is the ability to scan and capture point cloud data, and still offer an affordable solution to our customers," explained Freeland. "We're committed to helping our customers improve their products and processes. By introducing a software solution that serves their contact and non-contact measurement needs, and by making it so accessible, we are continuing to deliver on that promise."
In order to ensure customers have continued access to the right solution for their application, FARO will continue to work with the other industry leading software partners to complement the full FARO suite of products.
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.
Worldwide, approximately 11,000 customers are operating more than 20,000 installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.
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