LAKE MARY, Fla., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, announced today it has released the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus 3D X 330. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110415/MM84316LOGO ) Building on the success of the Focus 3D, the new Focus 3D X 330 surpasses previous models in functionality and performance. With a range almost three times greater than previous models, the Focus 3D X 330 can scan objects up to 330 meters away and in direct sunlight. With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing making it ideal for surveying based applications. In addition, the Focus 3D X 330 scan quality has been increased and noise has been reduced, providing precise three dimensional models in a photo-realistic style. These advances in performance did not come at the expense of safety as the Focus3D X 330 includes a Class 1 "eye safe" laser. "Its minimal weight, small size, touch-screen, SD-card and a battery life of 4.5 hours make the Focus 3D X 330 unbeatable and easy-to-use," said Dr. Bernd Becker, Chief Technology Strategist for the new Focus 3D X 330. "No other provider can offer such a technical achievement." With its increased range and scan quality, the Focus 3D X 330 considerably reduces the effort involved in measuring and post-processing. The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, industrial manufacturing and land surveying. Distance dimensions, area and volume calculations, analysis and inspection tasks and documentation can thus be carried out quickly, precisely and reliably. About FARO FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.