Leica Geosystems Next-Generation HDS6000 Laser Scanner Pulses into Canada

First Sale to Point Geomatics Ushers in New Era in Laser Scanning

(Norcross, Ga., 13 July, 2007) The Leica HDS6000 3D laser scanner has now pulsed its way into the Canadian market. Leica Geosystems delivered Canada’s first Leica HDS6000 high-definition scanner to Point Geomatics, a laser-scanning service company based in Calgary, Alberta. The sale not only marks the next-generation scanner’s first foray into Canada, it’s a significant testament to the steadily growing high-definition laser-scanning movement in Canada.  

"Delivering the HDS6000 to Point Geomatics is very exciting for us because this new technology stands to usher in a whole new era in the laser scanning business," said Peter Hettstedt, Vice President and General Manager of Leica Geosystems Canada. "Point Geomatics is one of the premier laser scanner service providers in Canada. We’re very proud that they’ve selected Leica Geosystems for their equipment needs and we hope to continue our strong working relationship for many years to come." 

Replacing the popular Leica HDS4500 scanner, the compact Leica HDS6000 offers several major technological advances such as new tilt sensing, higher point accuracies and 50 percent greater range designed to increase the versatility, portability, and productivity of ultra high-speed, phase-based laser scanning for many as-built survey applications.  As an exclusively Leica laser-scanning service company for the past three years, Chris Tucker, President of Point Geomatics, said the technological advancements of the Leica HDS6000 would enable his company to offer better efficiency and better solutions to his clients. 

"Leica Geosystems is the benchmark by which all other survey instruments have been measured," said Tucker. "The HDS6000 can acquire half a million points a second and it runs 250 times faster than my previous Leica scanner. With engineering companies beginning to recognize the value in laser scanning efficiency and data detail, the increased efficiency, productivity and survey information provided by the HDS6000 is a significant selling point to those customers."  Hettstedt agrees. "Laser scanning has really started to become mainstream to the point where many customers who are offering this service are needing to order second and third scanners to keep up with the demand."

Having just landed in Alberta, the next-generation scanner is already heading East. According to Hettstedt, Queens University in Kingston, Ontario has also ordered the Leica HDS6000.   

Aboute Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 2,400 employees in 22 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. 

About Point Geomatics
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Point Geomatics Ltd. is a professional surveying and geomatics engineering firm dedicated to, and specializing in, the accurate and complete data collection of 3D laser scanning. Point is registered with the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. For more information about Point and its services, contact: http://www.pointgeomatics.ca