LAKE MARY, Fla., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology, announced today it has released the all-new Edge Laser Line Probe ES. The flexibility of the FaroArm ® combined with the power of the new Laser Line Probe creates the world's smallest, lightest, and most affordable contact/non-contact portable measurement system, the FARO Edge ScanArm ES. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110415/MM84316LOGO) The ScanArm ES is the latest advancement in FARO's Laser Line scanning sensors, featuring Enhanced Scanning Technology (EST). EST is the combination of multiple hardware and software improvements designed to boost performance by improving the ability to scan challenging surfaces. Materials with dark or reflective optical qualities can now be scanned with less effort and without the need for sprays or surface coatings. "Scanning is becoming a big part of the metrology world and the improved performance of the ScanArm ES minimizes the challenges of capturing data on surfaces with less than ideal optical qualities," said Orlando Perez, FARO's Director of Product Management -- FaroArm/ScanArm. New and improved filtering algorithms automatically adjust and optimize the scanning parameters for plastic, metal, or a variety of surface finishes and colors. The new HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode of the ScanArm ES lets users scan materials with contrasting colors (i.e. black and white) simultaneously. "Our customers expect quality and innovation from our products and the new ScanArm ES delivers," said Jay Freeland, President and CEO. The FARO Edge ScanArm ES is the ideal tool for product development, inspection, and quality control and offers capabilities such as point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling. Mr. Perez concluded, "The ScanArm ES packs a big punch with the smallest form factor on portable arms in the industry and at an excellent price to performance value."