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March 17, 2016
FARO Releases FARO SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0

Lake Mary, Fla., March 3, 2016—FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), announces the achievement of another milestone in cloud-based as-built data management with the release of version 2.0 of its well-known web hosting service, SCENE WebShare Cloud. SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0 is the first cloud-based software unleashing the power of fluid 3D viewing of 3D laser scan data within a simple and easy-to-use website.

For applications within the fields of BIM, architecture, and construction information management (CIM), user-friendly access to reliable as-is information of buildings, plants and construction sites is essential. Users also need immediate access to this data at the office, on the job-site or in transit.

SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0 provides easy-to-use 3D viewing of as-built data over the Internet. No dedicated software or hardware is needed and it can be used on almost any modern mobile device, including tablet computers and smartphones. With an Internet connection and a web browser being the only access requirements, SCENE WebShare Cloud provides users with the mobility and accessibility that is required to support their applications within Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes and asset management.

By having real 3D as-built data available at any point in time, independent from where a user sits, SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0 delivers a number of measurable benefits to FARO’s customers. All project partners have access to identical 3D as-built data. The use of incomplete or outdated drawings can be avoided and by having the right data at one’s fingertips, decisions can be made easier, faster and with more certainty. Whenever engineers, builders and non-CAD-experts need to collaborate, using life-like point cloud data as a means of communication has proven to be more intuitive and less prone to misinterpretations than abstract CAD models. SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0 provides the clarity of true 3D viewing to understand and analyze complex on-site conditions. This enables customers to virtually immerse themselves into an existing environment and offers a more direct way of understanding on-site conditions. With its unique contributions, SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0 will ultimately help reduce expensive rework and project delays due to outdated data throughout the whole building life-cycle.

“More than two years ago, FARO established SCENE WebShare Cloud as the most innovative cloud-based product for sharing 3D Documentation data,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, FARO’s President and CEO. “With the release of SCENE WebShare Cloud 2.0, we now provide easy-to-use access to complete 3D viewing over the Internet, supporting FARO’s strategy to make 3D laser scanning a de-facto standard in architecture, construction information management and Building Information Modeling (BIM). We recognize and are addressing market demand for easy-to-use access to 3D scan data for non-expert users.”

WebShare Cloud is closely integrated with FARO’s desktop software SCENE. As a cloud-based service all updates and enhancements are automatically available to any user.

For more information about SCENE WebShare Cloud features and benefits as well as tutorial videos please visit:  http://www.faro.com/websharecloud/sg

About FARO

FARO is a global technology company that develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

With FARO, 3D measurement and documentation needs can be fulfilled confidently. As a pioneer and market leader in portable computer-aided measurement, FARO consistently applies the latest advances in technology to make its industry-leading product offerings more accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The focus is on simplifying workflow with tools that empower customers, thereby dramatically reducing the on-site measuring time and lowering overall costs.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO’s systems. The company’s global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Japan, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, and The Netherlands.

Further information: www.faro.com/sg

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