Leica BLK2GO named CES 2020 Best of Innovation winner, BLK247 recognised as Innovation Award Nominee

BLK series celebrates fourth appearance since 2017 for Digital Imaging and Photography

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(HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 8 January 2020) – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced two more BLK products have been recognised by CES as part of the annual CES Innovation Awards, the series’ fourth appearance since 2017 in the annual awards program.

 

For the 2020 awards, the Leica BLK2GO was named a CES 2020 Best of Innovation Award Winner and the Leica BLK247 was named a CES Best of Innovation Award Nominee, both in the category of Digital Imaging and Photography. Previous BLK products that have been named by the CES Innovation Awards include the Leica BLK360 as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Nominee, and the Leica BLK3D as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Nominee.

 

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognises honourees across 28 product categories. An elite panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition. Those products recognised as the Best of Innovation honourees received the highest ratings in their respective product categories.

 

“Since we introduced the Leica BLK product line, every product that we’ve entered has been named to the CES Innovation Awards,” said Leica Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem. “We’re excited to enter 2020 with more recognition from CES and an even greater enthusiasm for the ways that our products continue to shape how architects and engineers build the future.”

 

Iconic design combined with powerful performance
The BLK series is a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The Leica BLK2GO is the industry’s first wireless handheld imaging laser scanner. It allows users to scan spaces, structures, and objects simply by walking through the space while holding the lightweight device.

 

The Leica BLK247 is a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor that offers continuous 24/7 monitoring of buildings and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing that creates digital barriers around a space, and continuous scanning. Designed with situational awareness in mind, the BLK247 is capable of differentiating between still and moving objects and is ideal for locations that must be continuously monitored and protected.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Leica Geosystems es la empresa líder en el sector de las tecnologías de medición e información y, como tal, lleva revolucionando el mundo de la medición y de la topografía desde hace casi 200 años. Creamos soluciones completas para profesionales de todo el mundo. Leica Geosystems es una empresa reconocida por sus productos innovadores y el desarrollo de soluciones y los profesionales de un amplia variedad de sectores, como la topografía y la ingeniería, la seguridad y la vigilancia y la construcción y la energía, confían en ella para satisfacer todas sus necesidades geoespaciales. Gracias a sus precisos instrumentos, a sus sofisticados softwares y sus servicios fiables, Leica Geosystems realiza a diario una valiosa contribución al trabajo de todos aquellos que están dando forma al futuro del mundo.

Leica Geosystems forma parte de Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), un proveedor global líder en soluciones tecnológicas de la información, que incrementan la productividad y la calidad en los sectores geoespaciales e industriales.

Contact:
Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland
Tel: +41 71 727 3534
media@leica-geosystems.com

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