US, March 9, 2015: FARO Technologies has acquired Germany-based company Kubit and British Columbia-based company ARAS 360 Technologies. Kubit is developer of software for surveying and as-built documentation. The acquisition also includes substantially all of the assets of its US distributor kubit USA, Inc. ARAS 360 Technologies, on the other hand, is involved in the development of accident and crime reconstruction, simulation and animation software.
Located in Dresden, Germany, kubit has been developing field-proven software products to enable and simplify the use of real world objects in CAD applications since 1999. Initially launched to link total stations directly to AutoCAD, today kubit is the industry leader in providing tools to integrate 3D laser scan data with CAD environments such as Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD. kubit’s software is hardware independent, giving customers the flexibility to utilize any hardware offering, thus ensuring maximum productivity.
“The acquisition of kubit is an exciting step in FARO’s strategy to develop integrated, disruptive 3D documentation product offerings for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market,” stated Jay Freeland, FARO’s President and CEO. “By adding kubit’s products to our portfolio, customers now have significantly enhanced software options to serve a vast array of point cloud modeling, analysis needs, and measurement capabilities with very high connectivity to the Autodesk suite of products.”
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Kamloops, British Columbia, ARAS 360 produces a full suite of accident and crime reconstruction software tools that offer advanced graphics, advanced analytical tools, and the ability to work with large point cloud data sets from 3D laser scanners. The company’s newest product, FARO Reality, is a 64-bit crash and crime software solution that was launched in November 2014. FARO Reality provides customers with an intuitive and user-friendly interface enabling them to quickly generate precision diagrams with stunning details and graphic realism.
“The acquisition of ARAS 360 will help FARO create a complementary suite of integrated 3D documentation product offerings for our law enforcement customers,” stated Freeland. “By adding the ARAS 360 products to our portfolio, along with the product offerings of the FARO CAD Zone which we acquired last year, customers can now document and analyse any crime or accident scene with the most intuitive and powerful drawing, simulation and animation tools in the market,” he added.