FARO has released the latest addition to the FARO Focus laser scanner portfolio. The FARO FocusS70 is a high-accuracy, short-range scanner specifically designed for architecture, engineering, construction, product design and public safety-forensics professionals.
“We were overwhelmed by the positive response and adoption of the FocusM 70,” says Joe Arezone, chief commercial officer. “That has validated our hypothesis that there would be significant enthusiasm for an affordable, short-range, industrial scanner that was backed by FARO’s trusted, best-in-class quality. We have continued to keep our ears close to the ground with our customers and as a result can now offer the FocusS70 as a higher accuracy companion to the FocusM70 and a logical fit across the Focus Laser Scanner portfolio.”
Similar to the FARO FocusM70 introduced in January, the FocusS70 delivers industrial-grade performance with what FARO touts as an exceptional price/performance ratio. This includes an Ingress Protection (IP) Rating of 54 for use in high particulate and wet weather conditions, HDR imaging and extended temperature range. Additionally, users will continue to have unrestricted freedom of choice to leverage the software tools most beneficial to their own workflow, including FARO SCENE and 3rd party software solutions such as Autodesk ReCap.
The FARO FocusS70 also delivers a set of incremental, value-added functionality for applications that require the short-range scanning power of the FocusM 70, the next-level accuracy of the FocusS150 or FocusS350, and the power of real-time, one-site registration.
The scanner is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications that require scanning up to 70 meters and with accuracy of +/- 1 millimeter. It delivers acquisition speed of almost 1,000,000 points per second. The FARO FocusS70 supports the real-time, on-site registration functionality recently announced by FARO with the introduction the SCENE 7.0 software suite.
The 3D scan data, whether it be from a single scan or multiple scans in process simultaneously, can be wirelessly transmitted (i.e., no SD cards needed) directly to an onsite computer workstation/PC in real time.
About FARO

FARO specializes in 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.