New Trimble X7
If the data sheet measures up this is very interesting:
The data sheet:
So yes, actually looks like it may compete well against other brands current offerings.
It is quite a bit more compact than previous offerings.
I am very interested in the field software - looks like a touchscreen-compatible stripped-down version of RealWorks. The ability to QC registration and overlap in the field, and review results in realtime, is great. I was never a scanning guru, but RealWorks was by far the easiest to learn of all the programs I have worked with, and super powerful too.
The T10 is way too heavy/bulky for typical survey work IMO, but it is perfect for this sort of application.
Unless this is ridiculously cheaper than the SX10, its hard to see how this would be a huge benefit to the surveying community. I know my point clouds are registered properly in the field with an SX10, because my station set-up will tell me so and I can view them together in the TSC7.
To me this tool looks perfect for a building contractor that specializes in buildout our remodels. This will be great if you don't have to tie the scan to a boundary or georeference the scan, cause if you do, then you'll still need a total station and RealWorks. And if you are doing complex scans, wouldn't the TX8 be a better unit?
i would think that connecting this to known points is possible because they say it' a "survey grade" instrument.
@bradl : aren't the longer scanning times a hassle when you're doing like a hundred scans with the sx10?