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The Z+F 5006i scanner is one of the Center’s three long/mid-range scanners. Others are an Optech ILRIS and a Leica C10. The Z+F is a phase based system while the Optech and Lieca systems are time-of-flight. The Z+F is designed for an effective working range of 1m to ca 50 m – though somewhat longer distances are possible to its design limit of 79 m. Because it is a phase based system it can acquire data very rapidly – up to some 500,000 points/second – and its motorized head permits data to be acquired in with 360 degree (horizontal) by 310 degree (vertical) coverage. As a result, it is ideal in scanning building interiors, complex urban spaces and similar situations. Like the C10 it can be used in stand-alone mode or with wireless or wired connection to a laptop.
The 5 megapixel Schneider Kreuznach M Cam camera system can be attached to the Z+F scanner to automatically acquire color images that can be mapped onto the point cloud using Z+F Laser Control Software. Specifications of the camera system are provided here. Data acquired by the systems is processed using various software including Cyclone, CloudWorx (for AutoCAD) PolyWorks and Rapidform. Results from Z+F scans can be quickly displayed over the web using the Leica TruView software.
More information on the Z+F 5006i can be found here.