FARO Introduces Next Generation Focus3D Laser Scanner

Device offers the smallest, lightest, most cost-effective option for 3D documentation

Lake Mary, Florida (October 31, 2011) — FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces the next generation of its innovative laser scanner, the Focus3D. Complete with new features that enhance registration and remote functionality, this newest Focus3D offering represents FARO’s most powerful laser scanning solution to date.

The newest Focus3D laser scanner remains four times lighter and five times smaller than its competitors, making it the most portable laser scanner ever built. With dimensions of 9.5 × 8 × 4 in (24 × 20 × 10 cm) and weighing 11 lbs (5 kg), the Focus3D is so compact and mobile that users can always take it with them wherever they go. Thanks to its millimeter-accuracy and up to 976,000 measurement points/second, the Focus3D offers the most efficient and precise method for measurement and 3D documentation.

“We’ve included new features with this latest generation of the Focus3D that we think will make our customers’ lives much easier,” explained Jay Freeland, FARO’s CEO. “By including new functionality in an already very strong offering, we believe FARO has the most competitive laser scanner on the market.”

The Focus3D now includes a new Multi-Sensor hardware feature which incorporates a compass and height sensor to complement the device’s existing dual axis compensator. The new sensors define height and orientation against a set point for each scan, improving the automatic registration process and reducing post-processing work.

Users can now perform and download scans remotely with the new WLAN remote control included in each new Focus3D. The device may also be equipped with one of three, application-specific adaptors that allow the Focus3D to be mounted to any fixed post or utilized in mobile or super-fast tunnel scanning applications. SCENE WebShare 4.9, FARO’s Internet sharing browser, will provide measurement tools and added information via Documentation Objects. Scans shared using WebShare can be directly viewed on the browser or analyzed with a variety of mapping functions.

The Focus3D is ideal for documentation of large environments, quality control of components and reverse engineering. It offers the most efficient and precise method for measurement and 3D documentation of building construction, excavation volumes, facade and structural deformations, crime scenes, accident sites, product geometry, factories and process plants.

To learn more about the FARO Focus3D, or to request a quote, visit: www.faro.com/focus/us.

About FARO Technologies
FARO Technologies develops and manufactures portable systems for the measurement and 3D documentation of spaces and objects. The software-based equipment from FARO permits rapid and highly precise 3D measurement for inspection, alignment, surface modeling, asset management, and documentation needs. The simple-to-use solutions are ideal for numerous applications in various industries, including process industries, architecture and civil engineering, the energy industry and forensics. FARO currently has more than 20,000 installations and 10,000 customers globally. Principal products include the world’s best-selling portable measurement arm – the FaroArm®, FARO® ScanArm, the FARO® Gage, the FARO® Laser Tracker, the FARO® Laser Scanner, the FARO® 3D Imager and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered. For additional information, visit www.faro.com.