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Scan Dimension Updates SOL PRO for 3D Scanning

ALLEROD, Denmark, Feb 23, 2022 – Scan Dimension, developer of 3D scanning solutions, announces that its SOL PRO scanning software solution has received a significant upgrade. SOL PRO Creator and SOL PRO Viewer for Scan Dimension’s professional-level 3D scanner already let users achieve top-quality 3D scanning results with minimal user intervention. The following new features make the process of scanning and inspecting objects even more powerful:

  • The software now calculates the volume and surface area of the scanned object, which gives users instant results for inspection.
  • The new option to ‘Exclude texture’ on a scan also reduces total scanning time by 15%.
  • After calibration, the software displays the outlines of two cylinders on the turntable, indicating the recommended minimum and maximum object size.

Several features have also been improved:

  • SOL PRO 3D scanner makes it possible to scan dark or partially dark objects, which other 3D software cannot achieve. With this upgrade, the noise reduction process behind the dark mode option now removes even more unwanted artifacts.
  • SOL PRO Creator offers users a choice of 3 scanning modes: high accuracy (up to 0.05 mm), normal, or turbo (faster). Profiles created for the high accuracy scanning mode now also improve the accuracy of turbo.

“With this software upgrade, SOL PRO becomes even easier to use and more powerful for inspection. These improvements will keep SOL PRO at the forefront of the 3D scanner market in terms of ease of use and quality of results,” comments Jacob Bendix, chief commercial officer, Scan Dimension.

SOL PRO Creator and SOL PRO Viewer software are designed exclusively for SOL PRO, one of the most accurate 3D desktop scanners in its class for product inspection of volume, surface area, shape, and size with metrology-grade accuracy. The easy-to-use software automates the entire 3D scanning process, utilizing a combination of true laser space conversion and white-light technology to achieve effortless, high-quality results, making SOL PRO a perfect partner for inspection, quality assurance, prototyping, and reverse engineering.

About Scan Dimension

Scan Dimension is a division of Global Scanning A/S, a Denmark-based market leader with 30+ years of experience in imaging technologies that boasts such top brands as Contex and Colortrac.

Visit www.scandimension.com for more information.

NVIDIA Q4 Revenue Up 8% to $7.64B with $3B Profit

SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 17, 2022 – NVIDIA reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 30, 2022, of $7.64B compared with $7.10B for the third quarter ended October 31, 2021. Net income was $3B.

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

“We are seeing exceptional demand for NVIDIA computing platforms,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “NVIDIA is propelling advances in AI, digital biology, climate sciences, gaming, creative design, autonomous vehicles and robotics – some of today’s most impactful fields.

“We are entering the new year with strong momentum across our businesses and excellent traction with our new software business models with NVIDIA AI, NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA DRIVE. GTC is coming. We will announce many new products, applications and partners for NVIDIA computing,” he said.

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market and has redefined modern computer graphics, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. The company’s pioneering work in accelerated computing and AI is reshaping trillion-dollar industries, such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing, and fueling the growth of many others.

For more information, visit website.

Artec 3D Launches 2022 Artec Leo

SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 14, 2022 – Artec 3D, a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, announces the 2022 Artec Leo, a completely wireless 3D handheld scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen. With the new modification of Leo, customers can expect guaranteed accuracy, more power, improved vibrant color capture, and a multi-language interface.

“The Artec Leo was the industry’s first AI-powered wireless 3D scanner, making it truly revolutionary,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “We’ve taken that a step further to ensure anyone using the 2022 Artec Leo feels confident that they’re getting top-tier, professional results with guaranteed accuracy and sharper data. We’ve enhanced the scanner so that every user has a seamless experience to get the results they want quickly and easily and all in their local language.”

Pushing the power: upgraded processing and 2x smarter

The new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 processor in the 2022 Artec Leo runs at more than twice the power than its predecessor, while using less than 7.5 watts of power. Additionally, it’s equipped with upgraded multi-core processing with the NVIDIA Denver 2, which adds two cores and even more horsepower to what’s now a Heterogeneous Multi-Processor Architecture, with 2GHz on each of six cores. The 2022 Leo also boasts a new 3D scanning experience with a fresh new user interface and a screen that’s easier to use.

And with upgrades to every crucial metric across the AI pipeline – GPU performance, energy efficiency, deep learning libraries, and memory bandwidth – Leo gets twice the intelligence from the TX2. “The TX2 allows us to implement more AI-powered algorithms and processes directly on board the scanner,” said Gleb Gusev, CTO of Artec 3D. “With this technology, users will experience even faster and more accurate results, and an even more intuitive automated workflow.”

Accuracy just got more accurate

The 2022 Leo comes with assured accuracy, so users consistently receive top-tier, professional metrology results. Accuracy is guaranteed with a new calibration certificate. To test the Leo’s accuracy, every scanner is calibrated with highly precise reference objects in different positions within the scanner’s working volume, using different parts of the scanner’s sensor and at different distances. This ensures every scanner provides unfaltering accuracy.

A calibration kit has also been introduced for the 2022 Leo. Users can now independently check the scanner’s accuracy and adjust its parameters. As operating conditions can vary quite widely, the kit will enable users to periodically test and fine-tune the device for their particular environment. The Leo Calibration Kit is available for pre-order and will become fully available in April 2022.

The new Auto Temperature Control feature now enables the scanner to regulate its operation and keep its components at optimum operating temperature. This ensures that the metrological device is not affected by internal or external temperature changes that otherwise could have subtle effects on readings and users can be confident that the scanner is operating at maximum accuracy.

Superior color capture

Building on the scanner’s advanced color-capture capabilities, the 2022 Leo features algorithms to automatically adjust the brightness level when scanning, providing true-to-life, evenly lit color 3D models without the need for manual correction. In addition, the new texture optimization algorithm has reduced the size of the texture by 2x, making it faster to process and load data for creating 3D color models.

Multilingual interface

Finally, to make 2022 Leo accessible to professionals around the globe, the scanner’s interface is now available in six different languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

To view a demo of the 2022 Artec Leo, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af0Q4eretdg

About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the United States (Santa Clara, CA), China (Shanghai), and Russia (Moscow). Artec 3D develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec 3D’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology, and many more.

FARO Updates Focus Swift Mobile Scanner

FARO Technologies, Inc. has announced an update to the FARO Focus Swift Mobile Scanner that adds improved semi-mobile workflows with color capture capabilities.

The Focus Swift enables scanning for large projects and complex areas in as little as one-tenth of the time as it takes with traditional stationary scans. With this update the Focus Swift enables users to capture 10-20 second colorized anchor scans to provide greater accuracy and detail in important areas. This update integrates the Ricoh Theta Z1 360° camera, allowing users to colorize their anchor scans—and with the new color feature, the point cloud detail and visualization are increased.

The Focus Swift is an extension of the FARO Focus Laser Scanner. Effective for outdoor and indoor use, Swift is powered by FARO SCENE Software that automatically processes data from the Focus Laser Scanner and ScanPlan 2D Handheld Mapper into accurate 3D point clouds. Users can directly import data sets into any CAD system to simplify their modeling plan with automated processes and optimize their scan-to-BIM workflow. Additionally, Swift has can export scans to the cloud (via FARO WebShare Software) for easy sharing with project stakeholders, wherever they work around the globe. While Swift can be used “swiftly” as its name implies, it does not have to be. The versatile solution allows for any work pace desired and is particularly suitable for large-area scanning projects that must be completed quickly.

About FARO

For 40 years, FARO has provided technology solutions that enable customers to measure their world, and then use that data to make smarter decisions faster. FARO continues to be a pioneer in bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven reliable accuracy, precision, and immediacy.

For more information, visit www.faro.com.

OnLogic to Release Karbon 800 Series of Rugged Computers

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, Jan 13, 2022 – Following the announcement of new 12th Generation Intel Core processors at CES 2022, global industrial computer hardware manufacturer and IoT solution provider, OnLogic, has revealed their upcoming Karbon 800 Series of rugged computers, designed to leverage the advanced features and capabilities of Intel’s latest CPUs.

The OnLogic Karbon 800 Series has been engineered for machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, automation, and other Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT applications, that require powerful computing in commercial and industrial environments.

“We have been amazed by what our customers have created using our Karbon 700 Series, and with the large performance upgrades provided by Intel’s Alder Lake architecture, the Karbon 800 Series will give them the power to continue to innovate,” says OnLogic Rugged Line product manager, Maxx Garrison. “We’ve focused on adding additional features and expansion options to support the wide-ranging applications of our customers. This includes PCIe Gen 4 expansion for the latest GPUs, new I/O options like 10GbE and M12 LAN, and new configurations including a high-capacity RAID array option. The Karbon 800 Series will be our highest-performance and most configurable systems yet!”

Karbon 800 Models

The Karbon 800 will be available in four models at launch, allowing users to select and customize the system that best fits their particular needs. Each model can be configured with up to a 16-core, Intel Core i9 processor and 64 GB of DDR4 ECC or non-ECC memory.

Depending on the model, a wide range of storage and expansion options are available, including optional hot-swap bays as well as single and dual PCIe Gen 4 slots. OnLogic’s unique ModBay expansion technology can also be used to add a variety of additional connectivity and storage options, including up to 14x LAN ports and a 6x 2.5in SSD RAID array.

More information about the OnLogic Karbon 800 Series is available by visiting www.onlogic.com/computers/rugged/karbon-800/. The Karbon 800 is expected to launch early in the spring of 2022 and visitors to the OnLogic website can sign up to receive updates about launch timing and pricing.

About OnLogic

OnLogic is a global industrial computer manufacturer who designs highly-configurable, solution-focused computers engineered for reliability at the IoT edge. Their systems operate in the world’s harshest environments, empowering customers to solve their most complex computing challenges, no matter their industry. Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has offices in the US, the Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia. OnLogic has helped more than 70,000 customers worldwide advance their ideas with computers that are designed to last, built to order and delivered in days.

For more information, visit www.onlogic.com.

Eurocom Launches Nightsky RX315 Superlaptop

Eurocom launches Nightsky RX315 Superlaptop with 15.6” OLED 4K UHD 60Hz Samsung display (ATNA56WR14-0) in combination with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 memory, 16TB M.2 NVMe storage and the Intel Core i7 11800H processor.

“The EUROCOM Nightsky RX315 with Samsung 15.6” OLED 4K UHD offers our customers displays that even the best TN and IPS panels can’t touch, including extremely high contrast levels, ultra fast response times and no screen bleeding. This display panel coupled with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 graphics, 64 GB DDR4-3200 memory in an ultra-portable, upgrade-able 15.6” chassis has our customers extremely excited.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom president.

The EUROCOM RX315 is a robust competitor with titanium black aluminum alloy back cover, top case and bottom case to ensure the high quality internal components are protected. Weighing only 2kg and being under an inch thick this super powerful, upgradeable EUROCOM RX315 superlaptop is built for the world of high performance mobile computing.

“Our technicians can also calibrate this impressive display to offer perfect color reproduction right out of the box.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom president. “Many years ago Eurocom was one of the first manufacturers offering display calibration for our customers. As many of our customers are leading designers, engineers and digital content creators, having a perfectly calibrated display is essential.”

The EUROCOM Nightsky RX315 Superlaptop offers an extraordinary balance of customization at time of purchase, user upgradeability, performance and mobility.

Display Option

The EUROCOM Nighstky RX315 offers two 15.6” display options:

  • 6in (39.6cm); 60Hz; OLED; 4K UHD; Glare; eDP; 40pin; 3.2mm; SAMSUNG ATNA56WR14-0
  • 6-inch (39.6cm); 240Hz; FHD Matte; 100% sRGB; 300cd/m2; 1000:1; eDP; SHARP IGZO LQ156M1JW03

Graphics

The EUROCOM Nighsky RX315 is powered by NVIDIA RTX 3080 (16GB DDR6) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB GDDR6), GN20-E5-A1 on-board graphics.

  • NVIDIA RTX 3080 (16GB DDR6) MAX-Q and Intel Core i7 11800H CPU (2.3 – 4.6GHz; 8C/16T; 24MB cache; 45W);
  • NVIDIA RTX 3070 (8GB DDR6) MAX-Q and Intel Core i7 11800H CPU (2.3 – 4.6GHz; 8C/16T; 24MB cache; 45W);

Processor

The EUROCOM Nighsky RX315 is powered by the Intel Core i7 11800H CPU that offers 8 cores and 16 threads with 24 MB of L3 cache, and 2.3 GHz base clock at 45W.

Memory

The EUROCOM Nighsky RX315 has two 260-pin SODIMM sockets and can support up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory via two SODIMM.

Storage

The EUROCOM Nightsky RX315 supports two M.2 NVMe storage slots. This allows for a plethora of customization options and up to 16 TB of total storage. 

Cooling

High performance, high quality copper GPU and CPU heatsinks and thermal grease keep the EUROCOM RX315 running cool.  Excellent air flow allows all of the powerful components to run cool even at maximum load.  To ensure the high performance components inside the EUROCOM RX315 Superlaptop operate and cool temperature Eurocom technicians utilize high quality copper heatsinks and optional Grizzly Kryonaut Ultra High Performance Thermal Grease.

EUROCOM Nightsky RX315 Specifications

  • Display: 6in FHD 1920×1080; UHD OLED 3840×2160 pixels
  • Powerful Processor: Intel Core i7-11800H (8C/16T); on-board
  • GPU Technology: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (16GB DDR6); NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB DDR6); on-board
  • Display Technology: supports total 3 active displays; supports NVIDIA Surround View via HDMI x1 and miniDP x2.
  • Robust Design: Titanium Black Aluminum Alloy (AL-5052): back cover, top case and bottom case.
  • Cooling: High performance, high quality copper GPU and CPU heatsinks to keep your system running cool.
  • Memory: Two 260-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR4-3200; up to 64GB
  • Storage: up to 16TB of SSD storage with two M.2 NVMe slots
  • Communications:1GbE LAN and M.2 WLAN + Bluetooth
  • Sound System: SoundBlasterX Pro Gaming 360; ALC1220
  • Card Reader: 6-in-1: MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC; Push-Push
  • Keyboard and Touchpad: Backlit RGB keyboard
  • Loaded with Ports: Thunderbolt4 (USB 3.1c), 3x USB 3.0; 1x DP, 1x mini DP; HDMI 2.0 output; 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone + S/PDIF output); Microphone-in; RJ-45 LAN; DC-in
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10,Windows 11, Linux
  • Security: Kensington Lock, Fingerprint and Embedded TPM 2.0 Encryption
  • Battery: 6cells Smart Lithium-Ion; 62WH
  • Weight: 2kg / 4.4lbs
  • Dimensions: WxDxH: 358x238x20mm / 14.32×9.52×0.8in

About Eurocom

Eurocom is the leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradeable notebooks, as well as, high-performance mobile workstations and servers since 1989. Eurocom prides itself as an Industry leader in providing ground-breaking technology and continues to engineer innovative solutions that inspire individuals and companies to new growth and development.

For more information on Eurocom, please visit www.eurocom.com.