Houston-based DotProduct announced that it has donated five licenses for its phi.3D software used for tablet-based 3D data capture to CyArk, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit group with the mission of digitally preserving heritage sites. 

DotProduct CEO Brian Ahern said the field-ready phi.3D solution will allow CyArk to use off-the-shelf hardware for field capture of 3D heritage data.

According to Ahern, “phi.3D’s real-time registration, instantaneous quality feedback and tablet-based architecture produces industry standard, color, point-cloud files at a fraction of the cost of tripod-based solutions. We’re thrilled that CyArk will be able to use our technology to digitally preserve heritage sites.”