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FARO Announces Innovative Visual Inspect for Inspection and Design

Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:42

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, construction BIM/CIM, product design, public safety forensics, and 3D solutions applications, announces the availability of the FARO Visual Inspect product family. This innovative platform enables large, complex 3D computer-aided design (CAD) data to be transferred to an iPad and then used for mobile visualization and comparison to real-world conditions. To watch an overview video, go to https://tech.faro.com/visual-inspect. This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight through earlier-stage error-detection in the production, construction, or design processes. For more information, go to http://www.faro.com/visual-inspect.

Visual Inspect is a true next-generation solution as it moves 3D CAD viewing away from the traditional desktop PC to a mobile “in hand, on demand” solution. The 3D CAD data is stored locally on the iPad through an innovative, compressed, mobile format which provides an exceptional degree of flexibility and mobility that together drive increased productivity. The end user is able to document problems and errors with text and images and then easily export both into a Microsoft Excel office document.

The Visual Inspect product family offers two exceptional value options:
• Visual Inspect. Enables intuitive mobile viewing, verification and documentation of complex 3D data
• Visual Inspect AR. Enables complex 3D data to be overlaid and compared to actual data in real time

The integrated iPad camera supports Visual Inspect AR as a more cost-effective alternative to other augmented reality (AR) products that require expensive cameras.

The Visual Inspect product family can be ready for use via a simple three-step process that includes first downloading the iPad application from the Apple Apps store, calibrating the iPad, and then activating the application with the calibration file.

“We are thrilled to follow up our purchase of mwf-technology (http://www.faro.com/news/MWF) in Dec. 2016 with the integration of its innovative technology into the FARO product portfolio,” states Simon Raab, Ph.D., FARO’s president and CEO. “We are creating a new paradigm that enables our customers to move beyond doing it the right way most of the time to doing it the best way all the time.”

The Visual Inspect family is available now for quoting and ordering.


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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.