Hexagon Expands Leica BLK Series - 14/06/2019


Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has introduced two additions to the Leica BLK series. The Leica BLK2GO is the smallest portable, completely integrated handheld-imaging scanner in the industry, and the Leica BLK247 is the first 3D laser-scanning sensor for security surveillance providing continuous situational awareness.

"Extending the BLK series continues Hexagon's 20-year focus on revolutionizing reality capture," said Ola Rollén, Hexagon President and CEO. "These sensors are not only ground-breaking for their technical capabilities, but also for their practicality. The Leica BLK2GO can be taken anywhere, and the Leica BLK247 never sleeps."

The Leica BLK2GO introduces never-before-seen mobility for scanning complex indoor environments. The handheld-imaging laser scanner combines visualization, Lidar, and edge-computing technologies to scan in 3D while in motion, allowing users to be much more agile and efficient in capturing objects and spaces. The BLK2GO has a wide range of applications from adaptive reuse projects in the architecture and design industries to location scouting, pre-visualization, and VFX workflows for media and entertainment.

The Leica BLK247 is designed for continuous 3D reality capture, extending capabilities for safety and security applications. The sensor provides real-time situational awareness through edge computing and Lidar-enabled change-detection technology. Using artificial intelligence, the BLK247 can tell the difference between still and moving objects - such as a person walking who leaves a suitcase behind - and identify security threats to provide real-time alerts for both expected and unexpected changes. The BLK247 greatly enhances situational awareness within restricted or high-security spaces, as it eliminates the need for people to constantly monitor walls of security screens or smart building dashboards.

Last updated: 29/11/2019