FARO Technologies' Laser Tracker X with patent-pending XtremeADM (absolute distance measurement) performs with enough speed and accuracy to work without an interferometer system. A pointer beam takes the place of the stabilized HeNe laser, so the portable tracker is ready instantly. The phase-shift XtremeADM distance measurement sample rate of 10,000 Hz makes it suitable for scanning applications. The XtremeADM is calibrated via GPS technology at the factory, ensuring that the oscillator frequency is accurate to one part in 108. Applications include aerospace and automotive tool building and parts assembly.