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January 9, 2020
Leica BLK2GO named CES 2020 Best of Innovation winner, BLK247 recognised as Innovation Award Nominee

Heerbrugg, Switzerland – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced two more BLK products have been recognised by CES as part of the annual CES Innovation Awards, the series' fourth appearance since 2017 in the annual awards programme

For the 2020 awards, the Leica BLK2GO was named a CES 2020 Best of Innovation Award Winner and the Leica BLK247 was named a CES Best of Innovation Award Nominee, both in the category of Digital Imaging and Photography. Previous BLK products that have been named by the CES Innovation Awards include the Leica BLK360 as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Nominee, and the Leica BLK3D as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Nominee.

An annual programme that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognises honourees across 28 product categories. An elite panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition. Those products recognised as the Best of Innovation honourees received the highest ratings in their respective product categories.

“Since we introduced the Leica BLK product line, every product that we’ve entered has been named to the CES Innovation Awards,” said Leica Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem. “We’re excited to enter 2020 with more recognition from CES and an even greater enthusiasm for the ways that our products continue to shape how architects and engineers build the future.”

Iconic design combined with powerful performance
The BLK series is a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The Leica BLK2GO is the industry’s first wireless handheld imaging laser scanner. It allows users to scan spaces, structures and objects simply by walking through the space while holding the lightweight device.

The Leica BLK247 is a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor that offers continuous 24/7 monitoring of buildings and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing that creates digital barriers around a space, and continuous scanning. Designed with situational awareness in mind, the BLK247 is capable of differentiating between still and moving objects and is ideal for locations that must be continuously monitored and protected.

About CES Innovation Awards
The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES, the world’s largest and most influential technology event. CTA has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
CES 2020 will showcase life-changing technology across every major industry, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet (260K net square meters) of exhibit space. CES provides access to the very latest transformative tech, such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning and more. For the latest news and show announcements, visit CES.tech.

About CES
CES® is the largest, most influential tech event in the world – the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. Learn more at CES.tech and follow CES on social.

About Consumer Technology Association
As North America’s largest technology trade association, CTA® is the tech sector. Our members are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more than 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and produces CES® – the largest, most influential tech event on the planet. Find us at CTA.tech. Follow us @CTAtech.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right 
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world. 

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.
 
Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
 

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