Riegl USA announced its new VZ400i 3D laser scanner at SPAR 3D in Houston. The 3D scanning system is up to three times faster than the predecessor 400 unit and features a larger user-friendly touchscreen interface, Riegl says.

The graphical user interface for the VZ400i is larger — five inches — and the unit supports external peripherals and accessories. Remote control can be achieved using Android or OS devices through an app or Web interface. Data acquisition is faster and the 256 gigabyte internal storage and cloud connectivity via WiFi and 4G LTE enhances data transfer. Accuracy reaches 5 millimeters with precision to 3 millimeters. Range is 800 meters.

The dual processing platform has one processor dedicated to system operation — data acquisition, online waveform processing — and the second processor is for ranging.  As a result, data is ready for drafting, improving overall productivity.

Riegl says it didn't change the core technology, but it has improved it by implementing new integration.

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Riegl delivers cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial and the newest unmanned laser scanning solutions. RIEGL specializes in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Instruments are ruggedly designed for reliability under demanding environmental conditions. Riegl USA, located in Orlando, Fla., serves as the North American center of sales, training and support for all RIEGL products.