Leica Geosystems announced several developments in its emerging 3D laser scanning business . First, Leica Geosystems announced the concept of High-Definition Surveying(HDS as a new standard and refined description of what has often been referred to as “3D laser scanning.” This initiative recognizes both the basic differentiation of laser scanning versus discrete measurement methods and the technology’s maturation for surveyors and measurement professionals. Second, the Company announced its eagerly awaited, next-generation laser scanner, the Leica HDS3000, and software, Cyclone 5.0. These products would make laser scanning (i.e. High-Definition Surveying) more user-friendly and cost-effective for a broader range of as-built, detail and engineering surveys. Finally, acknowledging the complementary value of ultra-high-speed, phase-based laser scanners to Leica Geosystems’ versatile, time-of-flight scanners, the Company announced an OEM partnership with Zoller+Fröhlich . Leica Geosystems are supposed to private-label Zoller+Fröhlich (Z&F) laser scanners as part of Leica Geosystems’ new “HDS product family”.