FARO Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of terrestrial laser scanners, has introduced a new 3D laser scanner at one of the largest geodesy trade shows, INTERGEO. The Focus Core model is said to be particularly suitable for "beginners"; but professional surveyors will also like the measuring device.

The new Focus Core broadens the Focus family’s potential range of applications by providing the ideal combination of price and performance on the market. Fully integrated into FARO’s workflow solutions for application-specific insights, Focus Core uniquely serves the company’s key markets in construction, building operations, and public safety and is ideal for beginning a customer’s 3D capture experience.

Focus Core provides exceptional capturing efficiency, data quality and accuracy for professional applications, with scan speeds of less than one minute per scan. Features include up to a 70-meter scanning range, smartphone-enabled remote-control capabilities, and an improved and faster Wi-Fi wireless workflow.

"This new solution offers the ideal entry point into 3D reality capture, with a best-in-class price-performance ratio,” said Oliver Buerkler, Director of Laser Scanning. “A wider range of professionals in construction, public safety and building operations will benefit from the Focus Core’s improvements in efficiency, cost per scan and reliability."

The FARO Focus Core Laser Scanner complements the company’s reality-capture device portfolio. Focus Core enables fast colorized 3D scans and delivers a cost-competitive solution for construction, operations and public safety professionals eager to strike the optimal balance between scanning accuracy and speed, reducing time spent on site or on scene, while eliminating materials waste and personnel bottlenecks.

Optimized scanning range

  • 70-meter range with a distance accuracy of 2mm

Fast color capture

  • 1-minute internal SDR per scan, or
  • 2.5 min internal HDR per scan
  • Even faster color capture with the optional panoramic camera add-on

Color resolution ideal for fast on-scene reality capture

  • 165 megapixels

Pre-registration with Stream (optional)

  • Upload on-site pre-registered scan data via the Stream Mobile App
  • Share information with project stakeholders anywhere in the world via FARO Sphere

Faster loading and system response

  • Greater data management efficiency
  • New high performance electronics provide a smooth user experience and fluent on-site operation


  • Remote control capabilities with the optional Stream support
  • Fast Wi-Fi operation

Multiple application use

  • Construction, Public Safety and Operations offering data quality at faster scan speeds.
  • Ideal for public safety agencies looking to improve on-scene evidence capture quality and efficiency.

Reduce Rework and Material Waste

  • Know the as-built condition of your project and ensure your designs fit the first time
  • Monitor construction progress regularly and frequently in 3D helps you identify issues before they become costly and delay your schedule.

Eliminate error-prone traditional measurement methods

  • The Focus Core allows the ability to complete on-scene (forensic investigation tasks) and on-site (jobsite) data collection, faster, and to do so with greater accuracy, confident that the data is captured correctly, and not requiring multiple site/scene visits.

Confidence to leave the site with complete and useful data

  • Make data accessible to project stakeholders early on with Stream option and the FARO Sphere cloud platform
  • Two-year manufacturer warranty means maximizing the life of this product with servicing while reducing the total cost of ownership throughout the device’s lifespan.


  • Power Supply: 19 V (external supply), 14.4 V (internal battery)
  • Typical Power Consumption: 19 W idle, 32 W scanning, 72 W charging
  • Typical Battery Operation Time: About 4 hours
  • Typical Scan Time: About 1 min
  • Ingress Protection (IP) Rating Class: 54
  • Humidity: Non-condensing
  • Weight: 4.4 kg (including battery)
  • Size/Dimensions: 230 x 183 x 103 mm
  • Calibration: Recommended annually
  • Availability: 10 In Stock
  • Brand: FARO

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