Topcon Positioning Group announces an upgrade to its ScanMaster laser scanner software package. ScanMaster v3.05 is designed to handle larger point clouds as commonly collected with the GLS-2000 3D laser scanner.

“The latest version includes memory overflow improvements when the operator creates large point clouds and views wide images, which allows for an even smoother experience than before,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Group. “The point density display settings have also been modified and optimized for easy adjustment depending on instances when faster performance or better quality is more desirable.”

The software continues to be backward-compatible with earlier scanner models, including the GLS-1000 and GLS-1500. “Additionally, the cloud-to-cloud registration functionality allows practitioners using third-party scanners to take advantage of the efficient workflow that Topcon GLS customers have long enjoyed,” said Rihner. 

The upgrade is available at no charge to users with current Topcon Enterprise Solutions accounts.

Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, BIM, mapping and GIS, civil engineering, agriculture, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, WachendorffElektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. The group was founded in 1932 and is based in Livermore, Calif.