FARO Delivers 6 Photon Laser Scanners to Quantapoint
MARY, FL, Nov 19, 2008 - FARO (Nasdaq: FARO), the world leader in
computer-aided measurement and imaging innovations, sold six high
performance Photon Laser Scanners to Quantapoint, a leading provider
of laser scanning software and analysis, quality control,
documentation and decision-support services. "FARO's primary
value-add is providing a broad range of measurement technologies to
support our customers' operations," said David Morse, FARO SVP and
Managing Director for the Americas. "In this case, Quantapoint is
integrating our Photon laser scanners with their own Laser Model
technology and software to help their customers eliminate
preventable project defects."
Citing a high demand for zero-defect services using laser
scanning, Quantapoint immediately deployed all six systems for
global projects with scopes ranging from entire process plants and
buildings to offshore platforms and nuclear facilities.
"FARO has a long history of successful measurement technologies,"
said Eric Hoffman, Founder of Quantapoint. "The very clear and
'crisp' output from the FARO Photon makes it ideal to supplement our
existing laser scanner technology and create high-resolution
facility Laser Models that can be accessed directly using PRISM 3D
or within various CAD packages using QuantaCAD ."
The Photon, released to the public on February 26, 2008, is the
third in FARO's series of high performance laser scanners.
Engineered for surveyors, architects, plant managers and accident
investigators, FARO laser scanners provide a fast, simple method for
the 3D data capture and measurement of large objects and
environments with exceptional detail.
Quantapoint has performed more than 1,200 projects and 150,000
incident-free man-hours for architectural firms, engineering and
construction companies, offshore platforms, power plants and process
With approximately 18,000 installations and 8,600 customers
globally, FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets
portable, computerized measurement devices and software used to
create digital models -- or to perform evaluations against an
existing model -- for anything requiring highly detailed 3D
measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory
planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized
applications ranging from surveying, recreating accident sites and
crime scenes to digitally preserving historical sites.
FARO's technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing
the amount of on-site measuring time, and the various
industry-specific software packages enable users to process and
present their results quickly and more effectively.
Principal products include the world's best-selling portable
measurement arm -- the FaroArm; the world's best-selling laser
tracker -- the FARO Laser Tracker X and Xi; the FARO Laser ScanArm;
FARO Photon Laser Scanners; the FARO Gage, Gage-PLUS and PowerGAGE;
and the CAM2 Q family of advanced CAD-based measurement and
reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and
ISO-17025 laboratory registered. For more information, visit
Quantapoint, provides laser scanning technology and services that
help our clients achieve Zero-Defect Projects. We "digitize"
facilities using patented laser scanning technology and then use our
award-winning Laser Model technology to create a high-resolution
Digitized Facility that can be accessed directly or within various
CAD packages. Quantapoint also provides analysis, quality control,
documentation and decision support services to eliminate the most
common sources of preventable project defects from across the
project lifecycle. It is Quantapoint's unique combination of
innovative laser scanning technology and professional services that
help our clients achieve Zero-Defect Projects, beating project
budgets and schedules by 15% or more and saving millions of dollars
and thousands of man-hours.
For more information on our technology and services, please visit
About Quantapoint Laser Models
Laser Models ( are a unique Quantapoint technology that
integrates all laser scan data to provide detailed, high-definition
3D solid "models" of a facility. Laser Models offer clear advantages
over older "point cloud" technology, whose sparse data make it
difficult to visualize or understand the facility and more likely to
miss critical design details. For more information about Quantapoint
Laser Models click
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