Leica Geosystems, Matterport Partner to Combine Digital Reality, Immersive Media to Create a Digital Solution for the Real Estate, AEC Markets

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Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, industry leader in measurement technology, and Matterport, an immersive 3D media technology company, today announced the availability of a reality capture solution for the real estate and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) markets.

Leica Geosystems redefined the imaging laser scanner market with the launch of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and most powerful portable 3D imaging laser scanner. The Matterport media platform makes it easy for anyone to create immersive 3D and digital reality versions of real-world spaces for the web, mobile and tablet devices, and VR headsets.

The integration between the Leica Geosystems BLK360 and the Matterport platform is relevant to a wide variety of industries, especially in the residential and commercial real estate as well as AEC markets. For example, in commercial real estate you can engage decision makers and add critical value to the buying/leasing process with dimensionally accurate 3D walkthroughs.

Reality capture simplified
Through the power of the BLK360 and the Matterport reality capture and cloud platform, capture has become a simplified process where spaces can be digitised with just the touch of a single button. The interoperability of the BLK360 and Matterport's reality capture platform provides users an easy-to-use solution that can be used by anyone, anywhere, bringing a new means of delivering immersive 3D content.

“As space-as-a-service becomes the mantra for the real estate industry, real estate developers, property owners, space planners and agents need a streamlined way to digitise their offerings,” said Hexagon’s Geosystems Executive Vice-President Ken Mooyman. “With Hexagon’s expertise in 3D reality capture, combined with Matterport’s computer vision capabilities, real estate and AEC professionals can now access the high-quality content needed to create digital realities of real-world spaces from anywhere in the world.”

“By partnering with forward-thinking companies like Leica Geosystems, we are furthering our mission to democratise immersive 3D technology, making it easy for anyone to capture and distribute high-quality virtual experiences,” stated Matterport CEO Bill Brown. “A broader set of customers will now be able to easily harness Matterport’s powerful media platform, giving them more options for reality capture solutions and significantly aiding in the decision-making process throughout a property’s lifecycle. We’re excited to help these professionals enhance their offerings with our technology.”

The integration between Leica Geosystems’ and Matterport’s technologies is being demonstrated this week at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas.

For more information about the Leica BLK360, please visit http://leica-geosystems.com/en-us/products/laser-scanners/scanners/blk360.

For more information about Matterport, please visit https://matterport.com/.

The partnership between Leica Geosystems and Matterport is focused on integrating the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and Matterport’s cloud-based platform.

About Matterport
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is creating True3D™ models of the physical world with its innovative, end-to-end platform for capturing and modifying digital copies of real-world places on web and mobile devices. The company uses its proprietary machine vision technologies and deep learning algorithms to enhance the 3D experience. Matterport's own Cameras and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. Matterport customers have produced over one million 3D spaces across 90 countries; these spaces have been visited nearly 400 million times online. More information about Matterport is available at www.matterport.com.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Matterport/
Twitter: @matterport

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 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 digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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Business Wire: 19:45 GMT Wednesday 13th June 2018

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