FARO Zone 3D 2021: Optimal Forensic Scene Documentation

December 7, 2020

Quickly and Easily Capture and Share Accurate Data

Today, FARO® is excited to announce the release of its new FARO Zone 3D 2021 software for crime, crash, fire and security applications. Quickly and easily create compelling 3D scene reconstructions that reinforce courtroom cases, enabling jurors to walk through a forensic scene with an exceptional level of detail and realism. The latest edition represents a significant software advancement that empowers public safety professionals with even more tools to diagram, document, share and analyze forensic scenes.

"For public safety professionals, measuring and documenting a scene is a critical aspect of the job and one that requires total accuracy. We believe that FARO Zone 3D 2021 provides the most comprehensive scene documentation software on the market today, with even more stunning results and compelling visuals than previous versions."

Janice White, Director of Software Product Marketing at FARO

For forensic investigators, FARO Zone 3D 2021 provides the ability to precisely reconstruct any scene with the most complete and accurate documentation available. Include factual diagrams, detailed reconstruction analysis and photo-realistic visuals such as multiple light sources, grass that grows and enhanced textures for stone, brick, wood, metal and water. Additional new features include a new vehicle models and specifications database, analysis of blood cast off stains, bullet trajectories through multiple surfaces, automatic import of popular crash Event Data Recorder (EDR) data, a 3D roof builder and more than 50 new human models.

For FARO Laser Scanner users, the “Advanced” option has all new tools to register scan data into a 3D point cloud and merge point clouds from multiple sources including drones. Once a scene is preserved as a point cloud, it can be used to digitally obtain accurate measurements, analyze the evidence, verify a witness perspective, animate crashes, and more. The Advanced option also creates custom virtual reality scenarios so users can ‘enter’ any scanned scene to take photos and measurements, pick up evidence, and swab for DNA samples, all while completely immersed in VR.

“Crash reconstruction isn’t about creating Hollywood theatrics; it’s about finding truth through science. FARO Zone 3D is what I use to show the science of a crash.” 

Carl Lakowicz, Crash reconstruction expert at Northpoint Collision Consultants

FARO Zone 3D 2021 also features Zone 2go, a self-running viewer used to create comprehensive presentations with multiple views of the scene, diagrams, reports, photographs, animations, and fly-throughs. They can be exported to a USB flash drive, an ideal tool for jury observation and deliberation since no internet connection is required.

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