Trimble has introduced new 3D scanning technology to its growing portfolio.
The new high-speed time-of-flight Trimble TX8 3D Laser Scanner scans at one million points per second via Trimble's Lightning technology that delivers uncompromising performance in terms of accuracy, speed and range.
Developers built the device so it can perform in demanding environments, providing an efficient, reliable operation in applications including plant and industrial measurement, engineering, surveying, architecture, forensics and construction.
Trimble made the announcement of the TX8 3D laser scanner at INTERGEO 2013, the world's largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
Business Area Director of Imaging Solutions for Trimble's Geospatial Division Phil Sawarynski said: "The Trimble TX8 provides a revolutionary leap in performance for surveyors, engineers and geospatial professionals. With fast, precise data capture over the scanner's entire range, customers can significantly reduce field time, while having full confidence that they are capturing the data they need for generating high-quality deliverables."
The TX8 combines high-speed measurement with ease of use and a long range and sets new standards for performance and flexibility in laser scanning. By completing typical 360 degree scans in three minutes or less and scanning at a range of 120 m, the Trimble TX8 reduces time on-site while enabling users to create precise, high-density 3D point clouds quickly and easily.
The device features the option to upgrade the measurement range to 340 m providing geospatial professionals with jobsite flexibility, reducing the number of scan stations and expanding the capabilities of the TX8 to a larger spectrum of applications.
Used concurrent with Trimble's patented Lightning technology, the TX8 scanner provides high speed and precision over the full range of measurements. The technology accurately measures the time at nanosecond level for a pulse of light to be transmitted to and reflected from an object back to the scanner. The time-of-flight provides the distance to the object with millimetre-level accuracy at one million measurements per second.