Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced global availability of the Leica BLK3D. According to Leica, it’s the industry’s first purpose-built measurement and documentation device that delivers accurate 3D measurements from any image it captures. The second offering in Leica’s BLK family of innovative design and measurement products, the BLK3D is for professionals that require instant and precise 3D measurements from 2D images to save time and costs associated with returning to work sites to retake pictures and measurements.

The BLK3D looks like a smartphone, and its built-in sensors and software feature powerful edge detection that delivers a simple point, click and tap-to-measure user experience. Users can then easily share images with colleagues and clients, providing accurate documentation to accelerate productivity.

“While there are several products and lower-end apps available that enable users to point and click on objects and spaces to get dimensions and measurements, those offerings are limited in their ability to deliver precision and accuracy. Yet higher-end options are overkill when it comes to product size and cost as it relates to user needs,” says Hugh Baertlein, vice president, Hexagon Geosystems. “The ease of use, accuracy, and cost of the BLK3D puts it in the sweet spot between ‘good enough’ measurement products and advanced offerings that require specialized training.” 

Since it was first introduced at Hexagon Live 2018, Hexagon’s annual digital solutions conference, the BLK3D has earned several industry awards, including: CES 2019 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the Digital Imaging/Photography category; 2019 Prism Awards Finalist in the category of Imaging and Scanners; 2018 Good Design Award for ground-breaking measurement innovation designed to create an intuitive user experience; BAKA Award for Product Innovation 2019 for innovation, design quality, efficiency and versatility; and an Wichmann Innovation Award, named as the first place winner in the category of hardware based on innovation, user-friendliness and practicality.

For more information and technical specifications, visit www.blk3d.com.