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March 30, 2011

MDL to deliver Pointools with every new 3D laser scanner

HOUSTON – Measurement Devices Limited (MDL), a laser scanner manufacturer, announced here at SPAR International it has entered into an agreement with Pointools to deliver its high-performance point cloud software with every new 3D laser scanner starting with the SPAR conference. Pointools software is used by project teams to reference and reuse the largest point cloud models – the billions of measurement points taken by 3D laser scanners – inside the broadest range of applications, according to a press release. 

“The importance of good point cloud software for laser scanning and mobile mapping operations should not be under estimated,” commented Steve Ball, group chairman at MDL, in a prepared statement. “All stakeholders whether technical or nontechnical will benefit from cost-effective user-friendly point cloud processing and collaboration software to qualify, quantify, and assess the effectiveness of the field survey data. And in Pointools, we have found an organisation that can address our customers’ varied needs.” 

Pointools offerings include stand-alone applications, CAD software plug-ins, and a third-party development platform for point cloud processing and visualisation; enabling point cloud model reuse across the broadest range of platforms including Bentley, Autodesk, Rhino, and SketchUp without time-consuming translation.

“We are delighted to partner with MDL which has built an enviable reputation as a real innovator in the 3D laser scanning space.” explained Joe Croser, VP products at Pointools, in a statement. “Through this partnership with MDL we will reach new markets with Pointools software and expand our user base for mining, mobile, and marine scanning workflows.” 

Stave Ball continued, “Starting at SPAR 2011 we will deliver Pointools View Pro software with every 3D laser scanner we sell to streamline scan-to-model workflows and eliminate the data translation barriers which normally prevent our customers from reusing their data inside their preferred software applications.” 

Pointools software will ship with all new MDL laser scanners including Dynascan, C-ALS, VOID Scanner, and Quarryman. By joining the Pointools Partner Program MDL is also authorised to sell all Pointools software applications and plug-ins world-wide.

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