LMI Technologies  (LMI), a Vancouver-based developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announced the official release of the next generation of the HDI Advance 3D scanning system at Siggraph 2013. This is the first HDI product launch since the acquisition of Burnaby company 3D3 Solutions  earlier this year. LMI is demonstrating the new HDI Advance for the first time at the Siggraph Exhibition from July 23-25 in booth 819. LMI Technologies is part of German company AUGUSTA Technologie AG group . 
The purpose of the redesign is to push the limits of the scanner’s hardware by improving scanning repeatability and ease of use. The new HDI Advance now uses USB 3.0 cameras for both faster and simpler connectivity to a computer. The scanner also features new lenses that produce higher accuracy scans with less scan distortion compared to its predecessor. The sleeker mount design delivers better repeatability in scan results and offers more stability while scanning.
“The HDI Advance is a great 3D scanning solution for the computer graphics industry,” said Terry Arden, CEO of LMI. “Our system provides great flexibility for scanning people and objects. Gaming, animation and movie studios have used the HDI Advance for 3D modeling and CGI in major motion pictures and top selling video games. The scanner generates high resolution digital 3D models accurately and quickly in color. With the release of the new generation of HDI Advance, we offer the best 3D scanning system in terms of speed, accuracy, and performance at an affordable price.”
The system is also valuable to companies for various applications including 3D visualization, 3D inspection, reverse engineering, or rapid prototyping. The new HDI Advance is available in two performance models, HDI Advance R1x and the R3x. The systems are available for order today.