NavVis VLX – Wearable SLAM Scanner

NavVis 3d laser scanners

Designed for AEC professionals, the NavVis VLX is a wearable mobile mapping system that delivers high quality reality capture of complex buildings and construction sites.

  • Dynamic scanning – up to 10 times faster than a terrestrial laser scanner
  • Superb accuracy – powered by SLAM technology to exceed industry accuracy standards, with advanced noise reduction, texturing and automatic removal of dynamic objects
  • All-in-one reality capture – 2 multi-layer LiDAR sensors, combined with leading SLAM software, plus 360-degree photography to deliver exceptional visualisation and survey-grade point clouds
  • Live mapping feedback – real-time scanning progress via built-in tablet
  • Compact and comfortable – folding design for easy transportation and ergonomic wearable design

Ready For Anything

Scan complex and large structures with ease with the NavVis VLX mobile mapping system

Featuring Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) technology, the VLX wearable scanner from NavVis enables fast, accurate and efficient reality capture in a wide range of environments. Ideal for creating digital twin or BIM models, the NavVis VLX is up to 10 times faster than a terrestrial 3D laser scanner.

Survey-grade results
Advanced SLAM algorithms to maintain accuracy and quality for point cloud data

Preserves details
The VLX features point cloud reconstruction to preserve details whilst reducing noise and shadowing, for efficient use in 2D drawing and 3D models

Geo-reference your work
Using ground and/or wall targets, easily geo-reference your scanning projects

Realistic texturing
Sophisticated visualisation with realistic textures and colourisation

Auto removal of dynamic objects
If people or other moving objects interrupt your scan, they can be automatically removed during post processing to reduce manual work

Robust SLAM
Accurate, dynamic scanning of the entire structure, including building facades and surroundings

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Got any questions about NavVis VLX 2nd generation?

For accuracy that exceeds industry standards, NavVis VLX is powered by precision SLAM technology that’s entirely in a class of its own

Dynamic scanning
Superb accuracy
All-in-one reality capture
What is SLAM?

SLAM technology is an algorithm that determines your location and trajectory as you move through a defined area. It processes information from the LiDAR sensors, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and cameras to continuously calculate your position as you move.

SLAM is crucial in mobile mapping because, unlike terrestrial laser scanners that operate in a fixed (and known) location, the data is captured dynamically as you move. The sensors are in motion as you move through the space, which without SLAM would cause alignment errors.

NavVis SLAM technology has been comprehensively tried and tested in a range of challenging applications to deliver the most advanced and market-leading accuracy for mobile mapping. Contact the Aptella Scanning Team to learn more and discuss your project.

Based in Munich, Germany, with offices in New York and Shanghai, NavVis has customers worldwide in the surveying, AEC, and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit

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