SUNNYVALE, Calif.- Trimble  announced that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Callidus Precision Systems GmbH of Halle, Germany. Callidus is a provider of 3D laser scanning solutions for the industrial market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Callidus' products enhance Trimble's 3D scanning portfolio, with both close- and mid- range scanning technology. The Callidus CP 3200 time-of-flight and the Callidus CPW 8000 pulse-wave scanners are utilized for applications within the power and manufacturing process plant markets as well as in shipbuilding and offshore applications. Spatial data captured by 3D scanners is used throughout the plant lifecycle including design, operation and maintenance. The Callidus portfolio also includes the CT 180 and CT 900 close-range scanners used in dimensional inspection and quality control applications.  

"We are very excited to add the Callidus technologies to our expanding 3D scanning portfolio," said Patricia Boothe, business director of Trimble's Power, Process and Plant Division. "We are now offering comprehensive solutions with the addition of close- and mid-range scanning technology, which can address the unique needs of our industrial customers within the power and manufacturing process plant markets." 

"The use of 3D scanning technologies is increasingly being utilized in many different markets such as industrial plant management, architecture, shipbuilding and even forensics research," said Dr. Erik Niebuhr, CEO of Callidus Precision Systems. "Callidus technology enhances Trimble's 3D scanning and industrial plant solutions and we believe that our combined technologies will provide customers with new ways of increasing their productivity."

Callidus will be part of Trimble's Power, Process and Plant Division within the Engineering and Construction segment.

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