FARO Sphere XG: Latest 3D reality capture solution with unified BIM integration 

FARO Sphere XG: Latest 3D reality capture solution with unified BIM integration 

FARO Technologies, a provider of 3D measurement, imaging and realisation solutions, introduced FARO Sphere XG: The Next-Generation Digital Reality Platform. This multi-modal platform enables users to easily combine 360° photos, 3D point clouds and BIM models all in one platform. 

Sphere XG is a unified cloud platform that empowers construction, operations and geospatial professionals to effortlessly view, measure, analyse and share all reality capture data over time within a single, cohesive environment, spanning cloud, mobile and desktop. It’s designed to seamlessly integrate data from an extensive range of capture methods, including stationary scanning, mobile scanning, iPhone LiDAR scanning and 360° photo capture over time. This latest iteration of the platform democratises data access, fostering improved remote collaboration and more efficient decision-making processes among teams and stakeholders. 

The platform accelerates time to consumption by seamlessly routing data to the cloud for automated processing, streamlining the entire process. Additionally, Sphere XG automatically integrates with its recently released Orbis mobile scanner providing a comprehensive visual overview of projects. The platform underscores FARO’s commitment to growing alongside its customers and their technology needs. 

Sphere XG is the next step in FARO’s cloud-based computing, an achievement that combines the capabilities of FARO Sphere and HoloBuilder, the company’s June 2021 acquisition, into a single, unified platform.  

FARO Technologies claims it is set to revolutionise the 3D reality capture space yet again. And it’s doing so as the world continues to go digital in a hurry as the amount of stored information — across all industries and workflows — continues to expand at a breakneck pace. 

“We are thrilled to introduce Sphere XG, a platform that will redefine the way professionals approach reality capture and analysis,” said Peter Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer for FARO. “With Sphere XG, we aim to empower our customers with the latest technology, enabling them to easily realise the benefits of 3D capture and virtual management all within a single cloud environment.” 

With data security as a priority, the development of Sphere XG ensures a seamless transition. For FARO WebShare Software users, data migration will occur once all functionality aligns with your workflows. New Orbis Mobile Laser Scanner customers will use Sphere XG, while Legacy HoloBuilder users will experience a gradual transition. The existing WebShare/Sphere Legacy platform will be phased out as users transition to Sphere XG. 

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