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FARO Expands Presence in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction with Acquisition of kubit

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:54

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of kubit GmbH, a global leader in the development of software for surveying and as-built documentation. The acquisition also includes substantially all of the assets of the company’s U.S. distributor, kubit USA Inc.

Located in Dresden, Germany, kubit has been developing field-proven software products to enable and simplify the use of real-world objects in CAD applications since 1999. Initially launched to link total stations directly to AutoCAD, today kubit is the industry leader in providing tools to integrate 3D laser scan data with CAD environments such as Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD. kubit’s software is hardware-independent, giving customers the flexibility to utilize any hardware offering, thus ensuring maximum productivity.

kubit software is used in a large number of applications, including but not limited to:
• Building Information Modeling (BIM)
• Archaeology
• Architecture
• Plant survey
• Construction
• Built heritage conservation
• Facility management
• Interior outfitting
• Police and security forces
• Surveying

“The acquisition of kubit is an exciting step in FARO’s strategy to develop integrated, disruptive 3D documentation product offerings for the architecture, engineering, and construction market,” states Jay Freeland, FARO’s president and CEO. “By adding kubit’s products to our portfolio, customers now have significantly enhanced software options to serve a vast array of point-cloud modeling, analysis needs, and measurement capabilities with very high connectivity to the Autodesk suite of products.”

The all-cash transaction includes an initial payment as well as future earnout payments. For more information about FARO’s 3D scanning solutions visit: http://www.faro.com.

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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.