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September 27, 2011

FODIS unveils new 3D panoramic camera system

NUREMBERG, Germany – Swiss company FODIS has announced at INTERGEO here a FODIS Measure 3D with new features, a combination of a fast high resolution 360° panorama camera and software packages, allowing direct 3D measurement in RGB images rapidly and accurately.   

FODIS Measure 3D was introduced to the 3D measurement community earlier in 2011 as a new high precision instrument, allowing an accuracy of on average 1mm in 10 meters, according to a press release. It is designed to offer significant savings in field and office work, thereby multiplying productivity for 3D projects. For INTERGEO 2011, FODIS has added visual tools for facilitating direct  measurement on the images. However, more importantly, according to the company, the software now simplifies the downstream  processing and presentation of 3D data significantly. For example, the FODIS Measure 3D software now allows direct export of 3D points in data exchange format (.dxf) to build models in CAD. Secondly, the images are automatically undistorted for downstream processing, for example in a panoramic viewer or third party software. Finally, 3D measurements can be embedded in the images and exported into a virtual tour for easy sharing of results, in particular on intranet or on the web.

In parallel to expanding the FODIS Measure 3D software a new FODIS panorama camera was conceived. The camera has now a more robust build for rough environments. New lens brackets and nodal slots have been added for easy change of the lens to adjust the framing of the image to the 3D measure scene.

FODIS can be found in Hall 6, Stand D41.

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