3D Scanning


What does "TOF" mean?

TOF is the general acronym for “Time Of Flight”. It refers to the technology used by the X300 Laser Scanner to measure the distance between the laser and the targets. It is measured the time taken by the laser pulse to go and come back, after being reflected by a target.

What kind of software is required to operate the X300 laser scanner on the field?

To operate the X300 Laser Scanner you only need a device equipped with a Wi-Fi hardware and a web browser, like a smartphone, tablet, handset, computer, etc.
There is no need to install drivers or external applications; the scanning software is installed on the X300 Laser Scanner by default.

How can I connect to the X300 Laser Scanner?

X300 Laser Scanner is equipped with internal Wi-Fi router and web server, so it is completely independent from external hotspots.

You have to enable Wi-Fi connection on your device, search for the X300 through the connection manager and then connect to the network identified by the serial number of the scanner.

By default the connection is open, no passkey is required.

Open the web browser (Chrome is recommended) and you will be automatically redirected to the X300 home page. Enter User ID: X300 and Password: 1234 (default settings). If the X300 home page is not loaded, clear the browser’s cache, refresh the page or manually enter the following IP address:

What OS and web browsers are supported by the X300 Laser Scanner?

The X300 Laser Scanner supports the most common operating systems for computers/mobile (Windows XP/7/8, OS X, Android v.4.1.2, iOS 5) and web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari). On our experience Chrome is the one that works on all devices.

When do I have to update X300 firmware?

Go to “Information” page on the web interface, here you can check the current firmware version installed on the X300 Laser Scanner. Stonex releases periodically new versions to improve existing software features or add new functions.

On the “X300 Reserved Area” of Stonex website, you will find the last firmware version: check it periodically in order to get the last updates.

For ID and Password please ask to Laser.Team@stonex.it

Is the web interface available in other languages?

Default supported languages are English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Greek and Chinese.
To change the language, go to the “Preferences” page of the web interface, select “Language” under system menu and then apply it.
Stonex srl reserves the right to release additional language packs.

Is the X300 Laser Scanner protected against dust and water?

Yes, X300 Laser Scanner is rated IP65 against the intrusion of water and dust.
The sealed external case protects optic and EDM components and allows the scanner to operate even in dusty environments without fear of damaging sensitive parts.

What is the class of the Scanner?

The X300 Laser Scanner class is 1M, which is considered safe for all conditions.

Precautions must be taken only in the case of direct and continuous observation of the laser beam and when focusing it through external telescopes or other optical devices. By default the X300 laser beam cannot be aimed or focused to a single spot since it is constantly kept in motion both horizontally and vertically.

The Class 2 is referred to the red tracking light which can be activated by the user for short-range indoor applications (similar to total stations and laser levels).

Where the scan data are saved and what is the storage capacity of the X300 Laser Scanner memory?

All the data are stored in the internal solid memory of the scanner of 32 Gb; you can browse and manage them by going to “Files management” page of the web interface.

How long does the battery last?

In normal environmental conditions, the typical duration is about 3 hours per charge. The charge can be checked on the led bar of the scanner: when the red light on the left turns on, it means that the battery level is low (we’re working on an acoustic signal, which will warn you of a low level of charge). You can control the status of the recharge progress on the power pack: if the light is solid red the charge is in progress and if it is solid green the charge is complete. The recharging process takes about 2 hours.

Please refer to the X300 User Guide for further information about batteries.

How long does it take for X300 Laser Scanner to scan?

The scanning time depends on the scan quality that increases from Preview to Fine mode, as the following table shows (Initialization and Positioning are not included).

What is accuracy on distance of X300 Laser Scanner?

The accuracy is less than 6 mm at 50 meters and less than 40 mm at 300 meters.

Can I use the X300 laser Scanner overnight?

Yes, but the minimum distance range from targets is 1.6 meters.

Can I use the X300 Laser Scanner indoor?

Yes, but the minimum distance range from targets is 2.5 meters.

What is the Monitoring kit?

Monitoring Kit is an optional kit designed for monitoring applications. It is the best way to equip your monitoring cabin site: with the 10 meters long cable plug, you can provide external power supply to the X300 Laser Scanner, control it remotely and download scan data via Ethernet connection.

What is the GPS kit?

GPS Kit is an optional kit, which gives you the possibility of mount a GNSS receiver on the top of the X300 Laser Scanner, in order to connecting them.
For outdoor use, it is the easiest way to georeference the 3D data.

Is the X300 Laser Scanner always using 90° vertical angle? (from -25° to +65°)

Yes, the vertical frame of the X300 Laser Scanner is fixed to 90° (+65°/-25°), so you must be sure to place the scanner at the right distance from the object. The 90° vertical frame is enough for the majority of the outdoor applications (you can scan a 10 floor building from 16 meter of distance).

What is the X300 Framework?

X300 Framework is an optional horizontal support accessory for X300 Laser Scanner, designed for scanning indoor and in closed environments where ceilings are high (caves, architectural structures and tunnels).

The scan covers the ceiling and the surrounding walls doing a maximum rotation of 240°.

How can I download scan data from X300 Laser Scanner and which formats are available?

From X300 Laser Scanner it is possible to download data in ASCII (not colored) and Stonex binary format.

You can convert X300 data (point cloud and photos) into general formats and use any software capable of reading point clouds. Available formats are:
LAS , txt (xyz ; xyzi ; xyzRGB; xyziRGB), Ptx

Or you can import the data into Stonex Reconstructor and export to several formats like .e57, .ptc, .ply and many other standard formats. Meshes, polylines, points, and measures can be exported to CAD formats (.dxf and others).