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FARO Announces Partnership with University of South Florida on Laser Scanner Training Program

Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 14:52

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO Technologies Inc., a global provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, along with the University of South Florida (USF) are partnering to provide terrestrial laser-scanning training to purchasers of FARO laser scanners. The partnership marks a significant advancement in education and training in the laser scanning industry. USF is one of the nation’s top public research universities and is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

As part of this pioneering agreement, FARO customers will receive personalized training from members of the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), USF’s renowned team of 3-D imaging experts.

“This is a great opportunity for our customers to learn how to maximize the utilization and application of our user-friendly products in a very sophisticated way,” says Jeffrey Bouchard, FARO’s director of learning and organization development. “[USF] is one of the top schools in this field. It’s an honor to partner with them, and I think it will be a real benefit to our customers.”

The program consists of three-day training and education sessions at the USF Tampa campus or one of FARO’s facilities in Michigan, California, or Washington. Participants undergo a regimen based on FARO’s proven FaroBDA process that engages employees and management before, during, and after training. Courses will include extensive literature, and hands-on use of FARO’s Focus 3D laser scanner, and SCENE software training. Sessions will revolve around the principles of scanning real-world scenarios and industry-specific applications. The in-depth classes will allow for individualized instructional opportunities taught by highly qualified teachers. Participants who successfully complete the training program will receive a USF Continuing Education Certificate that demonstrates competency in the field of terrestrial laser scanning, and continuing educational credits will be available for qualified disciplines.

Registration for the classes will begin late this summer for Focus3D purchasers. Program inquiries should be directed to Lori Collins, Ph.D., of the USF Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, at lcollins@cas.usf.edu.


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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.