BIM in brief 27.10.23: Leica’s smartphone 3D scanner

BIM in brief: photo of the Leica BLK2GO Pulse smartphone scanner
The Leica BLK2GO Pulse smartphone scanner in action

A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past month, including Leica’s new smartphone scanner.

Smartphone scanner from Leica

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has revealed a handheld dual time-of-flight LiDAR sensor, the BLK2GO Pulse, that allows scanning via a smartphone. The person carrying out the scanning can see the colourised 3D data on their smartphone as they are scanning. It will be released in early 2024.

XYZ appoints CTO

XYZ Reality, the developer of the award-winning engineering-grade AR headset Atom, has appointed John Haddick as chief technology officer. Prior to joining XYZ, Haddick was executive director and CTO for Lenovo’s ThinkReality XR business unit, where he built the strategy and products for the organisation’s AR & VR solutions and partnerships worldwide.

Topcon launches shorter-range

Topcon Positioning Systems has launched a 50m range variant of its LN-150 layout navigator, the LN-50. It is specifically designed for use across housebuilding, mechanical, electric and plumbing trades. The LN-50 works exclusively with Topcon’s Digital Layout software, ensuring compatibility with CAD and BIM software setups.

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