innovation award

Lake Mary, FL (May 30, 2014) – FARO® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement technology, received the Geospatial Technology Innovation Award at the Geospatial World Forum 2014 in Geneva on May 8, 2014, Switzerland. FARO clinches the award under the LiDAR 3D Modelling category with its star performer, FARO® Laser Scanner Focus3D X 330, a high-speed 3D scanner with extra-long range.


Into its fifth year, the awards ceremony was held during the forum to honor companies and organizations all over the world for their efforts in advancing the geospatial industry. A total of 37 awards were conferred for Application Excellence, Leadership, Policy Implementation, and Technology Innovation.

The judging panel that assessed the entries comprised of academia and experts from the industry – including Prof. Fraser Taylor, Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University; Aida Opoku Mensah, Director, ICT, Science and Technology Division at the United Nations; Matt O’Connell, President of MOC Partners; Prof. Henk Scholten, CEO of Geodan and Scientific Director of the SPINlab at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and David Schell, Chairman of the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Of the many unique features that the device possesses, the Focus3D X 330 is often lauded for its ultraportable design, ability to scan in direct sunlight, integrated sensors, and extra-long range scanning abilities. The geospatial community consider the Focus3D X 330 an ideal tool for a variety of applications, including 3D modeling, as-built documentation, scene-of-crime recording, building surveys, as well as heritage preservation.

Designed with the user in mind, the Focus3D X 330 is a high-speed 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation that surpasses previous models in functionality and performance. The device considerably reduces the effort involved in measuring and post-processing, and also boasts of increased measurement accuracy and better noise reduction.

Offering portability, ease of use and performance all at the same time, the Focus3D X 330 keeps FARO in a leading position in the geospatial sector, as the only provider that provides such a technical achievement.

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