Leica Launches New RTC 360 Laser Scanner

With new tech trends and advanced interest in all things digital, it is no surprise that the measured built environment industry has seen a great development in its capabilities and innovations. This tech-craze continues as Leica release their new RTC 360 laser scanner to the UK.


We were invited to a VIP event held at the Leica offices in Milton Keynes where the grand unveiling of the RTC 360 laser scanner was made. Tony Rogers, Managing Director of APR Services Limited, a member of the SUMO Group of Companies, was there to see the launch of this new piece of potentially ground-breaking survey equipment.

The equipment carries a range of beneficial features:

  •     It's highly portable and designed for maximum productivity. The equipment combines a high-performance 3D laser scanner and Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile-device app. This is for edge computing and automatically registering scans in real time. Plus, it utilises Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 office software to integrate 3D models seamlessly into workflow.
  •     It captures scans, including enriching High-Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery, in less than two minutes.
  •     It automatically records movement from station to station to pre-register scans in the field without manual intervention.
  •     It also augments the data capture with information tags. This illustrates the opportunities for better planning. As well as reflecting site reality and boosting your teams’ situational awareness.

SUMO Group Director Tony spoke about the release of the new RTC 360 Laser Scanner. He says "‘We are looking forward to getting our hands on it. We will be putting it through its paces when it finally becomes available in July. The ability of the scanner to track and locate itself using a combination of IMU and video imaging is incredibly useful. It helps to ensure complete coverage and reducing registration time. Full HDR photography in only a minute will also make colour viable on many projects. Especially where time has been a limitation to do this in the past".

Tony was not the only SUMO Group member excited about the new advancement. Chris Manning, a Director at APR Services, was lucky enough to be invited to view the scanner. This was back in February at Leica HQ in Switzerland, and the commercial launch has been eagerly awaited since.

With a multitude of advancement and benefits, the question has strayed from, why should I scan it but to, why wouldn’t I scan it

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