Hexagon AB has announced the introduction of the all-new Leica BLK360, developed to advance reality capture and deliver improved speed and efficiency.
Drawing on the success and innovative features of the award-winning Leica BLK series, Hexagon said the new BLK360 creates photorealistic and accurate digital twins within just 20 seconds.
Like its predecessor, the aim of the BLK360 is to encourage new users to introduce reality capture to new industries and markets due to its speed, portability, and ease of use.
The Swedish information technology company said that since today’s projects demand fast, accurate, real-time data collection, the new BLK360 was developed to allow users to view and share the data during the capture process to provide real-time access to updated digital twins.
Hexagon said that the new Leica BLK360, which should enable users to move quickly about any environment without interruption, is an ideal sensor for any application requiring fast, up-to-date scannings, such as digital construction and building lifecycle monitoring.
The BLK360 was introduced to expand Hexagon’s portfolio of sensor-software systems, which aims to create smart digital realities by fusing the digital and physical worlds in real-time.
The new scanning and imaging technologies onboard the BLK360 should enable extremely fast and highly accurate reality capture workflows, speeding up every step of the process.
Depending on project scope and size, a BLK360 user should be able to save days or weeks of precious time with rapid scanning, pre-registered data, and high-speed transfer to preferred software workflows.
BLK360 data should be automatically uploaded to HxDR, Hexagon’s cloud-based reality capture platform where users should be able to build their own smart digital realities.