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The FocusS  Series consists of three laser scanners with different ranges: Focus S 350 for long-range measurements up to 350m, Focus150 for mid-range measurements up to 150m and the newest member FocusS 70, perfectly suitable for short-term measurements up to 70m.

With their sealed design, all S Laser Scanner models are certified via the industry standard Ingress Protection (IP) Rating, and classified in Class 54 for environmental protection. The devices are built to safeguard against intrusions such as dirt, dust, fog and rain as well as other outdoor elements which typically occur in challenging scanning conditions. An extended temperature range allows scanning in extreme environments, like desserts. An addition the laser scanners offer a future-proof interface to connect additional accessories to the scanner and provide a specific on-site compensation routine.

For scan data processing users have unrestricted freedom of choice to leverage the software tools most beneficial to their own workflow. The point cloud data captured with FARO Laser Scanners can be used with various software packages including FARO SCENE or 3rd party software such as Autodesk ReCap.

All scanner types offer the possibility to perform scanning even in bright sunlight. Remote scanning as well as almost limitless scan data sharing via SCENE Webshare Cloud make the laser scanning solution truly mobile.

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Each of the following headings/industries address:

• Architecture – Document existing building conditions.
• Construction – Managing the project lifecycle.
• Engineering – As-builts to intelligent models.
• Civil/Survey – Site Surveys to CAD.
• Heritage – Bringing historical sites back to life.
• Facility Management – Document existing conditions.

With SCENE software you can scan three dimensional, complex forms by creating point cloud data. SCENE integrates seamlessly with FARO® Laser Scanner Focus and FARO® Scanner Freestyle product lines. SCENE works best when you use the latest software version. Upgrade releases offer new ease-of-use features that help you get your job done quicker and easier, as well as bug fixes. With each new version, you increase your work efficiency and get more done with less effort. This article shows you how to download and install the software.


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FARO FocusS 350

FARO FocusS 350

The FARO FocusS 350 is specially designed for outdoor applications due to its small size, extra light weight and extended scanning range. The FocusS 350 provides scanning results even in challenging environments, narrow job-sites, dusty or humid areas, in rain or direct sunlight applications. An on-site compensation tool allows data quality optimization on-site. Integrated GPS & GLONASS receiver enable easy positioning. HDR imaging and HD photo resolution ensure true-to-detail scan results with high data quality.

  • Distance accuracy up to ±1mm
  • Range from 0.6m up to 350m
  • IP Class 54
  • On-Site Compensation
  • Accessory Bay
  • HD photo overlay up to 165 megapixel color
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FARO FocusM 70

FARO FocusM 70

The ultra-portable FocusM 70 enables fast, straight-forward and accurate measurements of construction sites, small-scale facades, complex structures, production and supply facilities and crash and crime scenes. The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for architecture and construction, forensics and accident reconstruction or industrial manufacturing

  • Distance accuracy up to ±3mm
  • Range from 0.6m up to 70m
  • IP Class 54
  • HD photo overlay up to 165 megapixel color
  • Extended Temperature Range
  • Best Value for Money
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Measuring method


The laser scanner transmits a laser beam, which is reflected by an object back to the scanner. The distance is measured with millimetre precision by means of the phase difference between the transmitted and received beams.

Vertical angle

The mirror directs the laser beam through the space in a vertical direction. The angle is recorded at the same time as the distance measurement.

Horizontal angle

The laser scanner turns horizontally through 360° while scanning. The horizontal angle is recorded at the same time as the distance measurement.

Defining the 3D coordinates

Distance, vertical angle and horizontal angle result in polar coordinate (d, α, β), which are converted into cartesian coordinates (x, y, z).

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