BLK360 FIRMWARE UPDATES
How to update firmware for BLK360 - Coming soon
How to update firmware for BLK360 G1 (Download PDF: EN)
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WHAT`s NEW in version 1.2.0
The firmware v1.2.0 provides general fixes and stabilisation as well as improvements and features.
GENERAL FIXES AND STABILISATION
IMPROVED WIFI STABILITY
IMPROVED VIS ROBUSTNESS
SENSOR IS PREPARED TO TURN VIS ON/OFF
If VIS is enabled in dark conditions, the device might go into warning state because not enough visual features can be reliably detected.
The feature to turn on/off VIS will be supported by the next official release for BLK Live in v1.0.3 and Leica Cyclone Field 360 in v4.0.3.
VIS SCAN ALIGNMENT SYSTEM
Leica Geosystems' patented Visual Inertial System (VIS) technology, is now built into the new BLK360 to automatically combine your scans.
Each captured scan in the field is combined with your previous scan. You'll spend less time aligning data and more time creating valuable deliverables.
Once the BLK360 is moved after the first scan, the LED ring will start blinking green, indicating that cameras and IMU are tracking its position. After the imaging laser scanner is placed on the ground, the LED will switch to constant, non blinking green, indicating that it is ready for capturing the next scan.
The imaging laser scanner knows its relative position to the previous scan which enables a very fast preregistration directly on site with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360.
The pre-registration information is synched back to the BLK360, so all information is stored on the imaging laser scanner when downloading the data directly from the device to Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS and Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS (BLK Edition).
HIGH-SPEED DATA TRANSFER
Enjoy real-time data synchronisation between your devices with the BLK360's onboard wireless connection, then transfer data with speed and stability via WiFi or its USB-C port.
The transfer speeds are:
There are 2 different data transfer modes available for USB-C:
A direct USB-C cable must be used like the one included in the starter package of the BLK360. Data capture is not possible when the BLK360 is connected via USB-C.
The cable setup for BLK360-G1, which includes a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, does not work with the new BLK360.
The webserver is a useful tool to perform the following functions
When connected via WiFi to the BLK360, enter 10.10.1.1 in the browser.
When connected via USB-C to the BLK360, enter 192.168.42.1 in the browser.
A small half circle in the zenith of the imaging laser scanner will be present in the captured scan data, this is related to the characteristics of the ultra-fast LiDAR sensor.
If required, this gap can fast and easily be closed by another scan nearby that covers that area.
Occasionally in sunny outdoor conditions, the point cloud of the BLK360 might contain ghost points which are directed towards the sun.
If required, these ghost points can easily be deleted by using the "delete" function in Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS.
This known issue is addressed and expected to be solved soon in an upcoming release.
For more general information on the all-new BLK360 please refer as well to User Manual which is available on myWorld @ Leica Geosystems customer portal: https://myworld.leica-geosystems.com