Leica Geosystems Announces New Ultra High-Speed, Phase Scanner: Leica HDS6100

(Norcross, 19 February 2009) Leica Geosystems announces the Leica HDS6100, an improved, ultra-high speed laser scanner for many as-built survey applications. The Leica HDS6100 features several key enhancements over its predecessor, the Leica HDS6000 scanner, which has been the laser scanning industry’s most popular phase-based scanner.

Compared to its popular predecessor the new Leica HDS6100 scanner features:
• 37% increase in the operating temperature range (now -10ºC to +45ºC)
• 67% increase in battery life of the internal, removable battery (now 2.5 hours)
• New, integrated wireless LAN (WLAN) scanner control option
• Reduced range noise at longer ranges (e.g. 25m and 50m)

Increased field versatility and productivity
Leveraging the phase-based engine’s inherent ultra-high scan speed (up to 508,000 pts/sec) and full field-of-view (360º x 310º) design, advances in the Leica HDS6100 let users take advantage of the benefits of ultra-high speed High-Definition Surveying™ (HDS™) in more conditions and locations with less hassle.

According to Michael Harvey, Product Marketing Manager, “Phase-based scanners are often used in plant, civil and architectural survey applications, both indoors and outdoors. They offer completeness, safety, accuracy and productivity advantages for many types of as-built or topographic surveys. Inside plants and in many outdoor locations, however, ambient temperatures can be quite high or quite low. In the past, for these more extreme temperature situations, users could either not take advantage of ultra-high speed phase scanners at all or they had to try to work around a scanner’s ambient operating temperature constraints, for example, allowing the scanner to warm up or cool down in a separate area before using it again for short periods. The Leica HDS6100 overcomes these constraints.”

Likewise, the new Leica HDS6100’s longer battery life and convenient wireless LAN control make ultra-high speed scanning more productive and more hassle-free, while less range noise in the scan data provides more accurate survey results and increased application versatility.

Upgradeability within the Leica Geosystems HDS Family of Laser Scanners
With the introduction of the Leica HDS6100, Leica Geosystems replaces the Leica HDS6000 scanner. Owners of Leica HDS6000 scanners can upgrade their scanners to Leica HDS6100 with a factory service.

The new Leica HDS6100 will be a key part of the Leica Geosystems’ family of laser scanners and software. The family includes the Leica ScanStation2 scanner, the industry’s most versatile and popular laser scanner, and the most popular and comprehensive suite of software (Cyclone, CloudWorx, and TruView) for standalone or CAD plug-in processing of laser scan data for virtually any application.

Pricing & Availability
Leica HDS6100 is immediately available. Pricing of the Leica HDS6100 and of the upgrade of a Leica HDS6000 to a Leica HDS6100 is available from authorized Leica Geosystems representatives. For more information please go to http://www.leica-geosystems.com/us/en/lgs_64228.htm

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