Last week at Hexagon 2011
, Leica Geosystems created a stir by launching the new ScanStation C5
, a compact, scalable laser scanner that starts at under $50,000. The development creates a new level of competition in the laser scanning world and opens new doors for surveyors who have previously viewed the technology as too expensive to consider. But as the scanning market heats up, an important question needs to be asked. Are these and other new technologies the key to achieving higher productivity and increased business success? Or is there another consideration?