Optech Incorporated announced its next generation ILRIS-3D Intelligent Laser Ranging and Imaging System. The new ILRIS-3D offers many enhanced features, including an integrated 6 megapixel digital camera, automated truecolor point clouds, increased accuracy and im-proved user friendliness. In addition, a new integrated handle allows users to mount a GPS antenna, external digital camera or spectral imaging systems to the unit. The scanner automatically uses the data provided by the external sensors to enhance the quality of the point cloud. Externally available USB 2.0 and serial ports provide greater data storage flexibility while protecting the portability and user-friendliness that drives the ILRIS-3D design philosophy. The ILRIS-3D has a dynamic scanning range of 3 m to beyond 1,000 m, a minimum scan step size of 0.00115 degrees and Class 1 laser eye safety designation in all operating conditions. Included in this line of tripod-mounted laser scanners is the ILRIS-36D. The ILRIS-36D builds on the functionality provided by the ILRIS-3D by increasing the scanner's field of view to 360° x 360°. (Optech, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)