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Topcon GLS-1500 Laser Scanner

Quick Overview

This robust GLS-1500 Laser scanner sends out a laser beam that captures data at 30,000 points per second at a range of 500 ft. (150m) to a typical surface, and with an extended range to 1100 ft. (330m) for more reflective surfaces.

SKU: GLS1500
Item ID: GLS1500\
Condition: Used
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


Topcon GLS-1500 Laser Scanner



Topcon GLS-1500 Laser Scanner

Topcon’s GLS-1500 laser scanner leaves nothing behind—except the competition. The operator-friendly design allows for quick and hassle-free setups which saves time and improves productivity. With batteries and data collector on-board, Topcon’s GLS-1500 is lightweight and cable-free. Transportation is a cinch. While other laser scanners take two people to unload, setup, operate, and load, the GLS-1500 is a one-man instrument.

Small size, big performance
This robust scanner sends out a laser beam that captures data at 30,000 points per second at a range of 500 ft. (150m) to a typical surface, and with an extended range to 1100 ft. (330m) for more reflective surfaces. Unique to Topcon’s GLS-1500 is the mechanical ability to select from multiple lens arrays to control the laser beam. This provides consistent 0.16 in. (4mm) accuracy throughout the range from 3 ft. to 500 ft. (1m to 150m).

Feature packed...

On-board Data Collection
The GLS-1500 has an on-board data collector with an LCD display and a 21-key keyboard. This gives the scanner the freedom to function as a stand-alone laser scanner with no connection to a computer

Eye-safe and Efficient

Use the GLS-1500 anywhere without worrying about damaging the eyes of a passersby. The GLS-1500 uses an invisible, Class 1, eye-safe laser. Scan near airports, busy traffic, and populated areas with no effect to the people or the environment. In addition, the use of a Class 1 invisible laser offers the benefit of low power consumption. With lower power consumption, the GLS-1500 can operate at longer times with fewer battery changes.

Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

Reduce the amount of equipment needed in the field with the GLS-1500’s built-in 2.0 megapixel digital camera. Collect sharp and detailed images from the scanning location, or connect to a PC with ScanMaster software, and stream a live video feed of the jobsite to aid in scan setup and data acquisition


Topcon GLS-1500 features:

  • Compact all in 1 design
  • Precise Scan Technology
  • On-board lithium ion batteries
  • Hot swappable batteries
  • Wireless Lan & USB connectivity
  • Dual axis compensators
  • 30,000 points/second scan rate
  • 330m maximum range at 90% reflectivity
  • 150m maximum range at 18% reflectivity
  • 4mm @ 150m single point accuracy
  • 6” horizontal and vertical angular accuracy
  • SD card data storage
  • Horizontal and vertical jogs


     Advanced technology in an operator-friendly design:

Precise Scan Technology

The GLS-1500 integrates pulse-based time of flight and phase-based technologies to achieve industry-leading accuracy and “clean” scan data.

The GLS-1500 inherently has:

  • Less point cloud noise
  • The most consistent scanning accuracy
  • The ability to detail slight texture variations
  • Great results at ranges over 330 ft. (100m)


     Wireless LAN & USB Connectivity
The GLS-1500 offers wireless LAN (802.11b) and USB 2.0 PC connection. With the GLS-1500’s built-in wireless LAN communication, you can control and collect image and scanning data on a PC from your car.

     Dual Axis Compensators
The use of dual axis compensators allows for more accurate instrument setups and scans. Occupy a known coordinate and backsight so traversing within one coordinate system is possible. Compensators can be turned off for tiltable mounts.

     On-board Lithium-ion Batteries
The GLS-1500 uses four hot-swappable batteries, two per side. With the lower power consumption of the Class 1 laser, the GLS-1500 can operate for 4 hours doing a continuous scan on one set of batteries at a temperature of 68°F (20°C).

Topcon GLS-1500 Laser Scanner Specifications

Maximum Range at specified reflectivity 1100 ft. (330m) at 90%, 500 ft. (150m) at 18%
Calculated Range at 18% 500 ft. (150m)
Minimum Range 3.28 ft. (1m)
Single Point Accuracy Distance: 0.16 in. at 500 ft. (4mm at 150m)
Dual Axis Compensators Angle (vertical): 6” Accuracy, Angle (horizontal): 6” Accuracy
Type Pulsed
Color Invisible (eye-safe laser)
Laser Class Class 1
Scan Rate 30,000 points/second
Scan Density (Resolution) Spot Size: 0.24 in. at 130 ft. (6mm at 40m), Maximum Sample Density: 0.04 in. at 328 ft. (1mm at 100m)
Field-of-view (Per scan) Horizontal: 360° (maximum), Vertical: 70° (maximum)
Color Digital Imaging 2.0 megapixels digital camera
Power Supply On-board Lithium-ion battery BT-65Q x4
Power Consumption <25W
Maximum Operation Time Approx. 4.0 hours per 4 pcs
Hot-swappable Battery Hot-swap (2 by 2)
Operating Temperature +32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)
Storage Temperature +14°F to +140°F (-10°C to +60°C)
Dust/Humidity IEC Specification IP52
Dimensions 9.5 in. x 9.5 in. x 22.3 in. (240mm x 240mm x 566mm)
Weight 35 lbs. (16kg) w/o on-board battery and tribrach