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December 13, 2011

AVEVA and FARO sign interoperability agreement


CAMBRIDGE, UK – Engineering design and information management software maker AVEVA announced this week a technology agreement with laser scanner manufacturer FARO to cooperate closely in creating an efficient integration between FARO’s laser scan hardware technology and AVEVA’s portfolio of laser engineering and design software solutions.

Part of that portfolio is the LFM software division AVEVA acquired this fall. At the time of the buy, AVEVA assured the market that it would retain LFM’s interoperability and openness. In fact, they promised to expand those capabilities.

“We do think that the LFM brand was held back a little by a perception that it only worked with Z+F,” Mat Truche-Gordon, EVP for business strategy at AVEVA, told SPAR 3D at the time, “and that’s one thing we need to do to educate the service partners and the hardware partners we’ve worked with. It is completely vendor neutral and open. And it takes time to change that perception.”

According to the company, this partnership further demonstrates AVEVA’s significant commitment to the 3D data capture market.

Bernd Becker, director of product management & business development 3D-laser-scanner at FARO, said in a press release, “We are very pleased to join the AVEVA Global Partner Network. This agreement will ensure that our joint customers can benefit from a complete solution which leverages the FARO 3D capture technology and AVEVA’s suite of Laser Engineering and Design Solutions”.

SPAR 3D is arranging to get more details on this arrangement in the New Year.

FARO will likely also have more details on this agreement at its 3D Documentation Conference in February.

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