Apr
03
2013

FARO at Forensics Europe Expo in London

Forensics Europe Expo has been designed as the premier international forum for sourcing forensics products, equipment and services, and provide the definitive source of education, best practice, training and networking for the entire forensics sector and supply chain.

Ideal for many forensic situations, FARO will be demonstrating the advanced capabilities of the company’s Focus Laser Scanner 3D. The revolutionary 3D measurement and 3D image documentation scanner is ideal for high-speed, accurate data capture. Focus Laser Scanner 3D’s accompanying Software, SCENE is able to process and manage scanned data easily and efficiently by using automatic object recognition in addition to scan registration and positioning.

Date: 24 – 25 April 2013
Location: The Grand Hall, Olympia West Kensington, London

Further information: uk@faroeurope.com

Mar
25
2013

Share your best Focus3D picture and win tickets to Strasbourg!

Share your best Focus3D picture!

Do you have pictures of the Laser Scanner Focus3D in a unique application, an exceptional situation, or an exotic location?

Post your picture on FARO’s timeline and maybe you will be one of the winners in this contest!

FARO organises a contest for all Focus3D users to share their best Focus3D picture. The very best images will be awarded with free tickets to FARO’s 3D Documentation User Meeting!

We welcome images from every industry and application, ranging from crime scene investigation, architecture, heritage, agriculture and forestry, mining and tunnel construction, factory design, quality control, and more.

A jury will select the best images. Enter now and win a free entry ticket to the FARO 3D Documentation User Meeting in Strasbourg on 13 and 14 June 2013!

 

Oct
07
2012

Laser Scanner Focus3D helps police find the truth faster

The Plattsburgh police department used its new FARO Focus3D laser scanner to investigate a deadly train accident involving a pedestrian last week.

Besides allowing investigators to take a 3D fly through of the crash scene to review the evidence, it took only 2 instead of 4 officers to get the job done, in one-third of the usual time!

“It assisted us in better documenting the scene than I have ever seen it done,” Plattsburgh Police Ofc. Chris Maggy said.

>>Read the full story on www.wcax.com

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Sep
10
2012

The Focus3D to assist investigators in the French Alps Chevaline shooting

focus3d_cheveline_crime_sceneLast week, a gruesome multiple murder occurred in the French Alps. Four people were killed on Wednesday following a gun attack on a British-registered car in a remote woodland car park near the town Chevaline. A team of forensic experts including ballistic and profiling specialists had been flown in from nearby Paris. Among them, experts of the IRCGN – a division of the French Police composed of forensic technicians responsible for collecting evidence on site. They used the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D to capture the crime scene, identify and collect material evidence and determine the bullet trajectories.

General Jacques Hebrard from the IRCGN, explained to the press how forensic experts used the new laser scanning technology of FARO to assist police investigators. “3D laser scanners enable to model the crime scene with an accuracy of up to one millimeter at 25 meters. Once all details are collected, it is possible to walk through the scene. It’s not a video image but a collection of points. Using them, we will be able to determine the bullet trajectories. What matters now is to know whether one or two gunmen were involved in the crimes.”

Laser digitisation thus enabled the crime scene of Chevaline to be captured digitally in next to no time, and to generate both highly realistic and detailed scans. This way, the IRCGN can work with 3-dimensional models of pieces of evidence and crime scenes. Investigators can go through various scenarios in order to understand the sequence of events, or to explore different hypotheses, analyzing the scene of a crime and forensic evidence from different perspectives. The aim of modeling based on data captured by a laser scan is to recreate the setting of the events as realistically as possible. The concept involves creating a model of the crime scene by a scatter plot collected by a laser scan. This scatter plot is integrated with photographic images to make the model even more realistic. The advantage of this technique is the perfect precision with which the various components of the crime scene can be presented as well as the opportunity to go beyond mere replication and into an interpretative stage.

The Police could re-open the crime scene area after about 36 hours of forensic work.

Listen to the interview with General Jacques Hebrard, IRCGN (in French)

Watch the video that was broadcasted in the French news (select Friday, 7th Sept. – 5 min 35 sec)

Apr
15
2012

FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D on French TV

Claude Guéant, French Interior Minister, visited the Institute for Criminal Research, to experience more about the latest technologies in crime scene analysis. There he took the chance to learn all about the Laser Scanner Focus3D. With this device investigators solve 20 to 30 crime scenes per year. Crime scenes are documented by laser scanning in 3D in a very short time without affecting the environment. Blood stains or bullet trajectories can then be analyzed in detail.

A particularly curious case was recently resolved thanks to the Focus3D. While only two bullets were shot, three dead bodies were found. The 3D scan of the scene helped to reconstruct the bullet trajectory and showed that a bullet bounced off a wall and then fatally hit the third person.

May
23
2011

The Workshops: Worth Knowing- Worth Seeing- Worth experiencing!

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May
23
2011

3D-Conference: Success across the board

More than 300 participants from 25 countries joined us at the 3D-Conference in Essen. There was a lot of knowledge to gain and a lot of experiences to share! One of our Keynote- Speakers expected this:

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May
04
2011

3D Conference Workshop XII: Tunnel Applications and Software

ATS RRTunnel (Rolf Berlin, ATS, Sweden)

http://www.ats.se

Aplitop (Francisco Navarrete Mandly, Alpitop, Spain)

http://www.aplitop.com/webaplitop/

3D-Documentation of Railroad Tunnels (Assist. Prof. Almin Dapo Ph.D., Univ. Zagreb, Croatia)

http://www.geoinfo.geof.hr/

When: 17–18 May 2011

Where:  
Zeche Zollverein, Red Dot Design Museum, Gelsenkirchener Straße 181, 45309 Essen, Germany

 For more information read: www.3d-documentation-conference.com

 Register here and now: http://3d-documentation-conference.com/registration/

May
03
2011

3D Conference: Workshop XI: Software- Autodesk

 

 

 

 

FARO Cloud for AutoCad (Matthias Koksch, Kubit, Germany)

http://www.kubit-software.com/

 

 

Civil 3D for Surveyors Navisworks for Point Cloud and CAD visualization (Roland Klement, Autodesk, Germany)

Plant 3D (Reiner Meier-Rössl, Autodesk, Austria)

Revit (Kyle Bernhardt, ADSK, USA)

http://usa.autodesk.com/

When: 17–18 May 2011

Where:  
Zeche Zollverein, Red Dot Design Museum, Gelsenkirchener Straße 181, 45309 Essen, Germany

For more information read: www.3d-documentation-conference.com

Register here and now: http://3d-documentation-conference.com/registration/ 



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