iQvolution AG introduced the iQsun 880 HE80 to its line of 3D laser scanners. The new model allows for clearer, more precise and accurate scanning up to 80 m away; additionally, the increased power of the sensor enhances outdoor scanning. The iQsun 880 HE80 (like its counterpart, the iQsun 880 HE40) is a 360° horizontal (320° vertical) continuous wave 3D laser scanner, capturing more than 29 million points of data in approximately 4.5 minutes at a rate of more than 120,000 points per second with 3 mm linearity error. An accurate inclination sensor has been added, which simplifies the camera's orientation in space. At least 33% fewer targets need to be surveyed and used in registration. In keeping with iQvolution's modular concept, the iQsun 880 HE80 sensor can be field upgradeable to the existing iQsun 880 models. The color camera option is also available on all iQsun 880 models. A high resolution digital SLR camera is attached to the scanner. During a scan, the camera is controlled by the scanner and takes pictures. Subsequently, the color pictures are automatically mapped to the scan and colorize the point cloud, thus displaying true "reality" conditions. iQvolution offers a lifetime upgrade path due to its modular design. (iQvolution AG, Philadelphia, Pa.)