Heerbrugg, Switzerland — Leica Geosystems said its Leica ScanStation P50, the newest member of its 3D terrestrial laser scanner P-Series, is the fastest and safest long-range 3D laser scanner. The ScanStation P50 combines all the features of the P40 plus a longer-range scanning capability of more than 1 kilometer.

Increasing users’ flexibility to offer services in new markets, this rugged and versatile laser scanner enables professionals to 3D capture even at great distances with angular accuracy paired with low range noise and survey-grade dual-axis compensation.

The ScanStation P50 opens new business opportunities for reality capture professionals, helping them to scan what was previously unreachable such as big mine pits, long bridges, dams and skyscrapers, the company said. The long range enables P50 users to scan any tall and/or wide infrastructure or dangerous sites from a remote and safe position. It features scan rates as great as 1 mio points per second and ranges of more than 1 kilometer.

“Our customers have requested increased range so that they can capture tall structures and/or far away features without sacrificing the safety of their field crews.  During a recent deployment of the Leica P50 in an urban setting, the extended range allowed us to capture more of a city skyline in less setups,” said Mike Harvey, Leica Geosystems NAFTA HDS product & applications manager.  “Due to the extended range, the additional data made scan registration very easy and much faster.”

For more information about the Leica ScanStation, visit: http://leica-geosystems.com/scanstation_p50.