Hexagon reaches new heights with launch of Leica BLK2FLY Autonomous Indoor Scanning

Adds capability to autonomous flying laser scanner to scan indoor spaces safely and accurately

BLK2FLY

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland — August 29, 2023) Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced a new capability for the Leica BLK2FLY: the ability to scan indoors, providing expanded coverage for complex scanning projects. The BLK2FLY now unlocks a new level of autonomy to build digital twins of entire structures, inside and outside.

3D reality capture of building exteriors and interiors is necessary to create complete digital twins. The BLK2FLY’s new indoor scanning capability expands users’ abilities to do this. Hexagon enhanced the autonomous UAV scanning system to allow for safe, effective indoor navigation and capturing. This capability also expands the BLK2FLY’s ability to capture various environments outdoors.

The BLK2FLY can scan in areas without GNSS availability, opening reality capture opportunities in new settings and with new applications, including hazardous indoor areas like nuclear power plants. Increased performance of the autonomous navigation system heightens the sensor’s spatial awareness, allowing for obstacle avoidance in more confined spaces. This new capability relies upon advancements to Hexagon’s visual SLAM system, providing real-time spherical imaging that improves the BLK2FLY’s operating range to a radius of 1.5 meters.

“The BLK2FLY, with its advanced autonomous UAV-based scanning, redefined reality capture workflows for multiple industries, especially digital construction, architecture, historic preservation and utilities,” says Pascal Strupler, Business Director Autonomous Reality Capture at Hexagon’s Geosystems division. “Digital realities are a crucial component of those workflows, and now that the BLK2FLY is able to scan indoors, users can create complete, comprehensive digital twins of buildings and structures.”

The BLK2FLY complements Hexagon’s terrestrial and autonomous sensor portfolio, and when combined, they create complete coverage for any scanning project. Users can also take advantage of Reality Cloud Studio, powered by HxDR, Hexagon’s cloud application that enables uploading of data to the cloud from the field using a tablet or smartphone to register, mesh and create 3D models of their data from the field automatically.

The BLK2FLY’s new indoor scanning capabilities are a significant advancement in reality capture technology and are provided at no extra cost to all current and future BLK2FLY users. They are available via firmware update today.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Leica Geosystems, azienda appartenente al gruppo Hexagon che vanta oltre 200 anni di storia, fornisce sensori, software e servizi di alta qualità garantendo la massima affidabilità. Offrendo ogni giorno valore aggiunto ai professionisti del rilievo, delle costruzioni, delle infrastrutture, dell'estrazione mineraria, della mappatura, nonché di altri settori che dipendono dai contenuti geospaziali, Leica Geosystems si distingue con soluzioni innovative finalizzate a favorire il nostro futuro autonomo.

Hexagon è il gruppo leader mondiale nel settore dei sensori, dei software e delle soluzioni autonome. Sviluppiamo sistemi di elaborazione dei dati per aumentare l'efficienza, la produttività e la qualità nelle applicazioni industriali, manifatturiere e infrastrutturali, nonché di quelle inerenti ai settori della sicurezza e della mobilità.

Le nostre tecnologie stanno modellando gli ecosistemi urbani e produttivi per renderli sempre più connessi e autonomi, garantendo un futuro di scalabilità e sostenibilità.

La divisione Geosystems di Hexagon fornisce un portafoglio completo di soluzioni digitali che attraverso l'acquisizione, la misura e la visualizzazione del mondo fisico consentono la trasformazione veicolata dai dati negli ecosistemi di qualunque settore.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stoccolma: HEXA B) vanta approssimativamente 24,000 dipendenti in 50 Paesi e un fatturato netto di circa 5.2 miliardi di euro. Per maggiori informazioni, visita hexagon.com e seguici con l'hashtag @HexagonAB.

Contatti:
Leica Geosystems AG
Azienda appartenente al gruppo Hexagon
Reka Vasszi
reka.vasszi@hexagon.com

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