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Leica BLK360 is a LiDAR camera with true VR 3D 360 capture capability plus thermal imaging

Leica Geosystems BLK360 3D 360 VR LiDAR camera
Leica Geosystems BLK360 3D 360 VR LiDAR camera

Here is the Leica Geosystems BLK360, a depth-sensing LiDAR camera that can scan an environment in 360 degrees and generate a true 3D model, including a 360 thermal image.
Earlier this week, I posted about a true VR LiDAR camera called the LASiris VR.  Here’s a camera with similar capabilities from Leica Geosystems called the BLK360.  It takes a 360-degree depth map and adds color information using a 360 panoramic photo.  In addition, it takes a 360-degree thermal panorama.   BLK360 can be used with Matterport to create virtual tours.

BLK360’s 360 photo has a resolution of 150 megapixels, with a field of view of 360 x 300 degrees.  The thermal image has a field of view of 360 x 70 degrees.  The laser scanning range is up to 60 meters, with an accuracy of 4mm at 10 meters, and 7mm at 20 meters.  It takes 3 minutes for a full dome scan.  The point cloud is processed with Autodesk Recap software.

Here is a product video:

Here is a flythrough of a sample captured by the BLK360:

The BLK360 is small (165mm tall and 100mm in diameter) and light, weighing only 1 kg.  Leica claims it is the smallest laser scanner on the market.  Here is an image to scale, next to a tablet.

The BLK360 costs $18,500 and is available from Autodesk.  Here is the official webpage.

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