Hexagon Metrology offers the Leica T-Scan TS50-A handheld laser scanner, which interfaces with the Leica Absolute Tracker. According to the company, the scanner improves the data acquisition rate, scanned point density and scanner accuracy. The unit’s laser and optics system allows greater scanner accuracy, improves data quality and reduces system noise. It has an improved ability to scan many types of surfaces, including ones that are shiny or dark, under various lighting conditions. The scanner adjusts automatically to lighting conditions. Core applications for the scanner include digitizing and inspecting large objects, such as aircraft or portions of aircraft, and the blades for wind turbines. The scanning volumes of 59 feet (medium-range system) or 98 feet (long-range system) from the base unit make it suitable for large volume 3D scanning.