Heerbrugg, Switzerland; San Ramon, California, USA, 12 April 2016 –
Leica Geosystems, global leader of measurement and digital reality capture technologies, has teamed with DotProduct, developer of high-performance, easy-to-use solutions for capturing 3D data on handheld tablets, and SpheronVR AG, developer of high-accuracy, professional High Dynamic Range (HDR) camera technology, to deliver solutions that complement and augment workflows while increasing quality.
Leica Cyclone, the market’s leading multi-sensor point cloud software, can now combine with DotProduct’s handheld 3D scanner and SpheronVR’s imaging solution to deliver superior end-to-end and integrated workflows.
“Our pursuit to enhance customer experience will see us continue to improve integration points and expand our solution portfolio to deliver efficiency and quality where it matters,” said Faheem Khan, vice-president, business development for Leica Geosystems High-Definition Surveying.
Augmented workflow Using DotProducts’ handheld scanner, professionals can augment their 3D views of the world and capture/integrate hard-to-reach or obstructed objects with ease. Be it standalone or as an augmenting, infill 3D data source, professionals can use Cyclone’s suite of tools for analysis and deliverable creation, enhancing productivity with minimum field setups and reduced overall project costs.
“We’re thrilled that Cyclone can now support DotProduct’s highly compressed data format. This opens up new vistas for the smart combination of handheld and terrestrial laser scanning workflows,” said Tom Greaves, chief marketing officer, DotProduct LLC.
Enhanced quality SpheronVR’s sophisticated imaging technology delivers a new, high-quality option for colourised point clouds with any Leica Geosystems P-Series ScanStation. With the SpheronLite camera combined with the ScanStation, point clouds can be colourised with the most realistic HDR imagery for easier data interpretation in Cyclone and CloudWorx software, resulting in more vivid TruView web deliverables. Cyclone point cloud software now supports the SpheronLite panoramic images and automatically matches them to the ScanStation point clouds for faster and more colour-accurate deliverables.
“Users can expect best-in-class quality, geometric accuracy, and lighting analysis to deliver results that are unmatched in the industry,” said Gerhard Bonnet, CEO, SpheronVR AG.
See the new partnership in action at
SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 11-14 April in Houston, Texas, USA. The Leica Geosystems Booth 603 will have hands-on demonstrations of the new technology for visitors to experience.
DotProduct Founded in 2012, DotProduct delivers handheld 3D data capture solutions running on tablets and mobile devices. The company's real-time 3D-capture and processing solutions augment and in some cases replace laser scanning workflows. Customers include engineering, construction, surveying, manufacturing, law enforcement organizations and more. For more on the technology and its applications, please visit
SPHERON-VR AG is one of the most innovative companies in the area of visual information technologies. Core products of the German headquartered company are digital HDRi camera systems for full spherical photography as well as workflow-integrated image processing and database applications. Designed to fit the needs and requirements of many industry sectors, the companies major markets are Photorealistic Visualization & Computer Graphics (CGI) and database driven Visual Asset Management solutions in the areas of crime scene investigation, security, fire and tactical training. Comprehensive service offerings complete the professional portfolio. SPHERON-VR AG is based in Germany, where it develops, manufactures and delivers its technologies and solutions. Strategic partnerships and sales channels allow SPHERON-VR AG to offer their unique portfolio to a worldwide market.
Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, safety and security, building and construction, and power and plant, trust Leica Geosystems to capture, analyse and present smart geospatial data. With the highest-quality instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.
Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;
hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.