Redefining Insights: Introducing the FARO® Orbis Mobile Scanner

Mobile and Stationary Technology in One Device Thanks to Hybrid Reality Capture, Powered by GeoSLAM and Flash Technology
Introducing the FARO Orbis Mobile LiDAR Scanner

Fueled by innovation, a groundbreaking advancement is set to reshape industries and redefine how businesses approach 3D data capture. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) enabled technology has spent over a decade transitioning into the way we collect spatial data and understand the world around us from construction, to mining to facilities management and beyond. Now, FARO marks the latest evolution of mobile scanner with the release of FARO® Orbis, powered by GeoSLAMs proprietary SLAM algorithm.

Data Insights with Hybrid Reality Capture

In the ever-evolving world of scanning technology, two distinct methods have emerged as the constant for data acquisition – mobile and stationary scanning. While historically a user chose between both, they've shared the same goal: to propel industries toward a new era of precision and efficiency. One through a highly accurate data output and the other through incomparable speed of capture.

Stationary Scanning: Crafting an Accurate Depiction of the Real World

The fixed position or stationary data acquisition method has undeniably been a surveyor’s best friend when it comes to scanning the real world. Sub 1mm accuracy and clean digital representations revolutionized mapping on a large scale and continues to innovate today. The FARO® Focus Premium, for example, offers incredible speed and accuracy in one stationary-based solution. Historically, this method of data capture has offered industries like AEC an avenue for accurately updating jobsite progress, at the expense of speed and productivity, an area FARO has worked hard to bridge.

Mobile Scanning: The Complete Solution for Versatility

Unlike stationary based solutions, Mobile scanners have the opposite problem. At 10x the speed of a Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) and the freedom to capture jobsites uninterrupted, it feels like the preferred choice. However, its accuracy levels and data cleanliness don’t match those of stationary scanning systems. Years of development have bridged that gap, and today mobile scanning solutions offer up to 5mm relative accuracy, which is considered by most to be within tolerance for most surveying jobs.

Companies developing mobile or stationary scanning technology have traditionally worked to improve one system or the other rather than engineer one complete solution – until now.

Complementary Synergy with Orbis: The Well-Rounded Solution

FARO Orbis is the result of these conundrums and is designed to have all the functionality of a mobile scanner, with stationary scanning capabilities. Powered by Flash Technology, Orbis has the means to capture highly accurate data, at the speed of the users walk, as well as in-built stationary scanning capacity for mapping areas like complex pipework. The addition of higher accuracy from a mobile scanning solution makes it more justifiable than ever before to add to your surveying toolkit.

Mobile Scanning

Operating on the move is the core strength of SLAM-enabled scanners like Orbis, setting them apart in the field. By simply navigating through a jobsite, users can efficiently map extensive areas within minutes, not hours. These real-time scans not only deliver rapid and valuable data insights, but also offer adaptability and replicability in scanning.

Stationary Scanning Capabilities

The first of its kind, Orbis benefits from FAROs expertise in fixed position mapping, with integrated stationary scanning capabilities. Powered by Flash Technology, users can capture much more complex details from their scanned environment, by simply holding Orbis still on a monopod for 15 seconds pointing at the relevant area. A useful tool for capturing difficult areas in granular detail and compared to other mobile mapping solutions delivers a much higher accuracy.

The in-built stationary scanning capabilities offer users more flexibility when it comes to mapping a jobsite. It’s easy to switch from dynamic mobile scanning to stationary scanning through the push of a button, completing as many stationary scans as needed. The perfect blend of two technologies – but where in the real world is this technology applicable?

Rapid Data Collection for Frequent Analysis of AEC Projects

The fusion of mobile and stationary scanning technology is set to reshape AEC project execution through streamlined workflows and real time data integration. A highly efficient and collaborative evolution to currently existing workflows through fast and accurate data capture.

  • Progress Tracking: Keep up to date with site progress and generate regular documentation for stakeholders.
  • Building Information Modelling: Deliver fast and efficient scans of a construction site regularly and compare point cloud data against the planned CAD model.
  • Asset Management: Efficiency and speed allow for better data capture of buildings, delivering a revolutionary way to perform asset management.
  • Geospatial: Deliver rapid, safe data collection for geospatial projects, enhancing workflows and allowing for capture of big sites in a shorter period.

Optimizing Mine Surveying and Improving Safety

Witness a seismic shift in efficiency, safety and accuracy as Orbis transforms the mining industry. From analyzing rock faces for reviewing convergence to frequent volumetric calculations of stockpiles, data capture with Orbis improves productivity, while simultaneously enhancing safety.

  • Convergence Analysis: Review rock deformation without disrupting production for heightened safety.
  • Production Progress Mapping: Ensure mines are on track with frequent data capture to compare to pre-existing plans.
  • Vertical Shaft Inspection: Use the versatility of Orbis and descend the scanner down vertical shafts with the Cradle accessory.
  • Stockpile Volumes: Keep on top of the volumetric data for stockpiles with fast and repeatable scanning.

Welcome to a New Era of Mobile Scanning

The future looks bright, and with Orbis, you’re in for an incredible ride. Curiosity piqued? Learn how FARO Orbis could transform your workflows through fast, accurate and repeatable data capture.

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