Leica Geosystems has announced the next generation Leica ScanStation 2 pulsed laser scanner for as-built and topographic surveying. Housed in a lighter, lower profile design, the Leica ScanStation 2 is capable of a maximum instantaneous scan speed of 50,000 points/second, more than 10-times that of its ScanStation predecessor. Capable for high-density scanning of forensic scene capture, the Leica ScanStation 2 also incorporates features including the industry's first coordinate lock function allowing a user to point the scanner's visible green beam to visual location specific pre-selected coordinates. In addition, users can reduce the minimum point-to-point spacing in any scan, spacing points less than 1 mm apart. Leica ScanStation 2 retains the four fundamental total station features including a full 360-degree by 270-degree field-of-view, survey-grade dual-axis tilt compensation for traversing and re-sectioning, survey-grade accuracy for each measurement and measuring distance of 300 meters at 90 percent albedo.