Home HDS
About Us
Contact   HDS
Press Releases
HDS in the Media
Technology Basics

Press Releases

The Latest News

Leica ScanStation P20: Three World’s Firsts in a Ultra-High Speed Laser Scanner to Deliver Unprecedented 3D Point Quality and Productivity

9 October 2012

(Heerbrugg/Switzerland and Hanover/Germany, 9th October 2012) -  Leica Geosystems today announces the Leica ScanStation P20, bringing unprecedented performance to ultra-high speed laser scanning. Developed and manufactured by industry pioneer and leader, the Leica ScanStation P20 provides three world’s firsts in a compact terrestrial laser scanner: Onboard Check & Adjust functionality, sub-millimeter range noise at 120 m, and modern Waveform Digitizing (WFD) technology delivering 1 million points per second.

As the pioneers of developing terrestrial laser scanners, Leica Geosystems has years of experience and deploys state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best quality. The Leica ScanStation P20 uses an optimal combination of angular and range measurements to provide unrivaled 3D point quality and product reliability. 

Certainty Matters - First Laser Scanner with Check & Adjust Functionality
Leica ScanStation P20 includes an onboard Check & Adjust routine that lets users perform an electronic field check and adjustment of the instrument to ensure an optimally performing scanner.

Productivity Matters – First Scanner with Lowest Range Noise and Waveform Digitizing (WFD)
Leica ScanStation P20 sets new standards in laser scan data quality thanks to a combination of highly accurate, low-noise  angular and range measurements. Achieving 1 million points per second scan speed plus sub-millimeter range noise – even out to 120m – is based on an innovative combination of time-of-flight range measurement and modern Waveform Digitizing (WFD) technologies. Leica ScanStation P20 is also an eye-safe class 1 laser instrument.

Ruggedness Matters - Outstanding Environmental Specifications
Leica ScanStation P20 is designed to master demanding environments. Working in temperatures from -20ºC to +50ºC, and with IP54 protection, the Leica ScanStation P20 can be deployed for all applications, even in extreme conditions. 

A Complete Solution - Leica Cyclone v8.0 and Leica CloudWorx Software Packages
Simultaneous with the release of Leica ScanStation P20, companion Leica Cyclone v8.0 and Leica CloudWorx office software packages are updated to support the new scanner and provide optimal workflows for converting point clouds of reality into final client deliverables.

The Leica ScanStation P20 is planned to be available later this year. Ordering information is available from Leica Geosystems representatives and authorized Leica Geosystems dealers.

For more information about the new Leica ScanStation P20 please visit:

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems is the industry leader in measurement and information technologies. We create complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for innovative product and solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, building and heavy construction, safety and security, and power and plant 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.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.


Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

Tel: +41 71 727 3534
E-Mail: media@leica-geosystems.com

The Leica ScanStation P20 delivers unprecedented quality 3D points with a speed up to 1 million points per second.