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BLK360 in Hand

BLK360: Push Button Operation

By lindsay.walker


Set it up. Push the button. Repeat.

For easier scans without a lot of obstacles or setups, all you need is the button.

With on-board memory, the BLK360 can store ~100 scans @medium resolution, so you can operate the scanner without using an iPad Pro™ as a controller simply by using the button on the device.

Here's how it works:

Press the button once to turn it on. When the LED ring is steady green, press the button again to start a scan.

First, the BLK360 completes a rotation to measure the ambient light. Then, it makes a second rotation with stops. At each stop, it captures a slice of a spherical image. Each slice is automatically stitched together to create a full-dome image.

Next, the BLK360 executes a third rotation, scanning 360,000 laser points/sec, each with a unique 3D position. Combined, the laser points replicate the objects, buildings and landscapes that surround it in the form of a point cloud. The BLK360 is optimized for indoor or outdoor use.

The resulting point cloud is a 3D representation of real world conditions that make accurate dimensions available in 3D design software. Simply scan a room and walk away with dimensions for everything the laser hits.

The cameras and scanner are precisely aligned so 3D measurements can be taken directly on the spherical imagery and combined to produce a visually rich, and highly accurate representation of reality.

This entire process takes place with the push of a button and is complete in under three minutes.

Once a scan is complete the BLK360 is ready to be moved to the next scan location. An onboard sensor tracks the BLK360's movement and shares that information with ReCap Pro mobile.

An iPad Pro™ is required to transfer your data from the BLK360, and operating the scanner via the iPad Pro and ReCap Pro for mobile is a better workflow for more complex spaces, since that allows the operator to see what the scanner sees in real time.


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