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October 9, 2012

Trimble unveils TX5, newest in scanner line



New version of RealWorks will accompany release

HANOVER, Germany – Here at Intergeo, Trimble unveiled the TX5 laser scanner, the result of its OEM agreement with Faro. The repackaged Focus3D is being pitched as “a highly versatile 3D laser scanning solution for surveyors, building construction and civil contractors, performing a variety of applications such as capturing existing condition information, retrofit/revamp projects, architectural redesign, clash inspections and design/as-built comparisons.”

You can read Trimble executives’ thoughts on the OEM agreement with Faro here. And you can find Faro’s CEO talking about the deal here. Both companies expounded upon the reasons behind the agreement and the new TX5 in interviews with SPAR.

Data from the Trimble TX5 is processed initially in the Scene software suite, also OEM’d from Faro. However, data from Scene can be imported into a new release of Trimble’s RealWorks software, version 7.2, for standard Trimble deliverables or to be transferred to 3D design packages for further application.

This new RealWorks, Trimble reports, offers “improved data management, streamlined registration tools and support for data from the Trimble TX5 3D laser scanner, via the Scene software.” Further, RealWorks is now 64-bit, and a new Scan Explorer tool has been added, “which allows users to view, navigate, manage and extract data from a scan based perspective. Registration tools have been streamlined to improve the workflow to combine multiple scans and deliver spatial data sets.”

The TX5, Scene software, and RealWorks 7.2 will be available globally by early November, Trimble said in a press release.

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