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July 29, 2014

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CyArk 500 Challenge / FARO Focus3D X 330 Laser Scanner Launch

Coventry, October 29th 2013 – FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO): FARO unveil the advanced Focus3D X 330 Laser Scanner at the high profile launch of the CyArk 500 Challenge.

With the aim of scanning and digitally preserving 500 of the world’s cultural heritage sites within the next five years, the CyArk 500 Challenge was launched on October 20-22 at the Tower of London. Key issues relating to accomplishing the 500 Challenge were discussed at the two-day conference. CyArk founder, Ben Kacyra explained “CyArk is on a mission to save these cultural heritage sites digitally before more are ravaged by war, terrorism, arson, urban sprawl, climate change, earthquakes, floods and other threats. "There isn't enough money or enough time to physically save every site”, said Ben, “but we do have the 3D technology to digitally save these sites to make them available for generations to come."

As a sponsor of the CyArk Challenge, FARO used the high profile event to launch the company’s new Focus3D X 330 Laser Scanner. Following an impressive presentation and demonstration of the new FARO Scanners advanced capability, all attendees were suitably impressed with the FARO Focus3D X 330 Laser Scanner’s superior capabilities. Due to the challenging nature of the task in hand, CyArk staff will be using the innovative new FARO device for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation throughout the course of the ambitious project.  

Building on the success of the FARO Focus3D, the new Focus3D X 330 surpasses previous models in functionality and performance. With a range almost three times greater than previous models, the Focus3D X 330 can scan objects up to 330 meters away and in direct sunlight. With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing making it ideal for surveying based applications.

In addition, the FARO Focus3D X 330 scan quality has been increased and noise has been reduced, providing precise three dimensional models in a photo-realistic style. These advances in performance did not come at the expense of safety as the Focus3D X 330 includes a Class 1 “eye safe” laser.

“Its minimal weight, small size, touch-screen, SD-card and a battery life of 4.5 hours make the Focus3D X 330 unbeatable and easy-to-use,” said Dr. Bernd Becker, Chief Technology Strategist for the new FARO Focus3D X 330. “No other provider can offer such a technical achievement.” 
With its increased range and scan quality the FARO Focus3D X 330 considerably reduces the effort involved in measuring and post-processing. 

The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, industrial manufacturing and land surveying. Distance dimensions, area and volume calculations, analysis and inspection tasks and documentation can thus be carried out quickly, precisely and reliably. 

About FARO
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. Approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO's systems, worldwide. The Company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL; its European regional headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany; and its Asia/Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

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