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Faro Acquires BuildIT

Photonics.com
Jul 2016
LAKE MARY, Fla., July 26, 2016 — Three-dimensional measurement and imaging solution developer Faro Technologies Inc. has acquired 3D metrology software developer BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd.

Faro will introduce BuildIT software to customizable, in-process solutions that integrate metrology devices and sensors from multiple manufacturers. The software is hardware independent, giving customers the flexibility to utilize different hardware offerings to maximize productivity and efficiency.

"The acquisition of BuildIT bolsters Faro's complementary suite of software solutions for our metrology customers," said Simon Raab, president and CEO of Faro.

BuildIT software suite is hardware agnostic. Faro said factory automation and metrology customers often integrate equipment from multiple vendors, and the software enables configurable customer-specific solutions irrespective of the metrology system’s manufacturer mix.

Faro devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies; rapid prototyping; documenting large-volume spaces or structures in 3D; surveying; construction; and the investigation and reconstruction of accident or crime scenes.



GLOSSARY
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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