Artec 3D Unveils 2022 Artec Leo
Upgraded multi-core processing and increased accuracy make the new Leo a more user-friendly wireless handheld 3D scanner, company reports.
February 14, 2022
Artec 3D, developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, announces the 2022 Artec Leo, a wireless 3D handheld scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen. With Leo's new modification, updated features include greater accuracy, more power, improved vibrant color capture and a multilanguage interface.
“The Artec Leo was the industry’s first AI-powered wireless 3D scanner, making it truly revolutionary,” says Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “We’ve taken that a step further to ensure anyone using the 2022 Artec Leo feels confident that they’re getting top-tier, professional results with guaranteed accuracy and sharper data. We’ve enhanced the scanner so that every user has a seamless experience to get the results they want quickly and easily and all in their local language.”
The new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 processor in the 2022 Artec Leo runs at more than twice the power than its predecessor, while using less than 7.5 watts of power. It’s equipped with upgraded multicore processing with the NVIDIA Denver 2, which adds two cores and more horsepower to what’s now a Heterogeneous Multi-Processor Architecture, with 2GHz on each of six cores. The 2022 Leo also has a new 3D scanning experience with a fresh new user interface and a screen that’s easier to use.
“The TX2 allows us to implement more AI-powered algorithms and processes directly on board the scanner,” says Gleb Gusev, CTO of Artec 3D. “With this technology, users will experience even faster and more accurate results, and an even more intuitive automated workflow.”
The 2022 Leo comes with a new calibration certificate. To test the Leo’s accuracy, every scanner is calibrated with precise reference objects in different positions within the scanner’s working volume, using different parts of the scanner’s sensor and at different distances. This ensures every scanner provides accuracy, the company reports.
A calibration kit has also been introduced for the 2022 Leo. Users can now independently check the scanner’s accuracy and adjust its parameters. The kit will enable users to periodically test and fine-tune the device for their environment. The Leo Calibration Kit is available for preorder and will become fully available in April 2022.
The new Auto Temperature Control feature now enables the scanner to regulate its operation and keep its components at optimum operating temperature. This ensures that the metrological device is not affected by internal or external temperature changes that could have subtle effects on readings and users can be confident that the scanner is operating at maximum accuracy.
Building on the scanner’s advanced color-capture capabilities, the 2022 Leo features algorithms to automatically adjust the brightness level when scanning, providing true-to-life, evenly lit color 3D models without the need for manual correction. In addition, the new texture optimization algorithm has reduced the size of the texture by 2x, making it faster to process and load data for creating 3D color models.
To make 2022 Leo accessible to professionals around the globe, the scanner’s interface is now available in six different languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.