Heerbrugg, Switzerland and Hanover, Germany Leica Geosystems announced the Leica ScanStation P20. The Leica ScanStation P20 provides three features in a compact terrestrial laser scanner: Onboard Check & Adjust functionality, sub-millimeter range noise at 120 m and modern Waveform Digitizing (WFD) technology delivering 1 million points per second.

The Leica ScanStation P20 uses a combination of angular and range measurements to provide 3D point quality and product reliability. The P20 includes an onboard Check & Adjust routine that lets users perform an electronic field check and adjustment of the instrument to ensure an optimally performing scanner.

It has a combination of highly accurate, low-noise angular and range measurements. Achieving 1 million points per second scan speed plus sub-millimeter range noise – even out to 120m – is based on an innovative combination of time-of-flight range measurement and modern Waveform Digitizing (WFD) technologies. Leica ScanStation P20 is also an eye-safe class 1 laser instrument.

Working in temperatures from -20ºC to +50ºC, and with IP54 protection, the Leica ScanStation P20 can be deployed for all applications, even in extreme conditions.

Simultaneous with the release of Leica ScanStation P20, companion Leica Cyclone v8.0 and Leica CloudWorx office software packages are updated to support the new scanner and provide workflows for converting point clouds of reality into final client deliverables.

The Leica ScanStation P20 is planned to be available later this year.