Exploring the Next Generation of Portable Lidar Scanners: BLK2GO vs. BLK2GO Pulse

February 27, 2024 James Branagan

In the rapidly evolving landscape of lidar technology, two names stand out as pioneers in the field: Leica Geosystems' BLK2Go and BLK2Go Pulse. These portable lidar scanners represent the cutting edge of spatial imaging, offering unparalleled versatility, accuracy, and ease of use. In this blog post, we'll delve into the key differences between the BLK2Go and the BLK2Go Pulse, and explore how each device is shaping the future of 3D scanning.

BLK2Go: Unleashing Mobility and Flexibility

The BLK2Go is a game-changer in the world of 3D scanning, offering unprecedented mobility and flexibility. Designed to be carried and operated with ease, this handheld scanner allows users to capture high-quality point cloud data in most environments. With its lightweight design and intuitive interface, the BLK2Go empowers users to take their scanning projects wherever they go, without compromising on accuracy or efficiency. BLK2GO's GrandSLAM technology combines LiDAR SLAM, Visual SLAM, and an IMU to deliver best-in-class handheld mobile mapping performance. Gain speed and confidence when capturing including large indoor, outdoor, underground, complex, and multi-level spaces.

The BLK2G0 has a LiDAR range of 25 meters (approx. 33 feet) with an indoor accuracy of   10mm

BLK2Go Pulse: Elevating Performance with Lidar Pulse Technology

Building on the success of the BLK2Go, Leica Geosystems introduced the BLK2Go Pulse, a handheld, first person laser scanner. By emitting laser pulses at a rapid rate, the BLK2Go Pulse is capable of capturing even more detailed and accurate point cloud data, making it ideal for applications that require the highest level of precision, such as construction site monitoring, forensic analysis, and archaeological surveys. With its advanced capabilities, the BLK2Go Pulse sets a new standard for portable lidar scanners, enabling users to tackle complex scanning projects with confidence.
The BLK2G0 Pulse has a LiDAR range of 10 meters (approx. 33 feet) with an indoor accuracy of   2cm

Choosing the Right Scanner for Your Needs

When deciding between the BLK2Go and the BLK2Go Pulse, it's essential to consider the specific requirements of your scanning projects. 
The BLK2GO Pulse is designed for indoor scanning. With it s first person point of view the scanner mimics the human field of view. The scanner will capture the exact data you need! 
The BLK is the right choice if you want a mobile scanner that will capture more data, more accurately. The LiDAR array in the BLK2GO will also capture points in very bright or dark conditions where the BLK2GO Pulse requires better lighting conditions to work optimally. 


In conclusion, both the BLK2Go and the BLK2Go Pulse represent the pinnacle of portable lidar scanning technology, offering unmatched performance, versatility, and ease of use. Whether you're scanning indoor spaces, outdoor landscapes, or complex structures, these innovative devices empower users to capture detailed 3D data with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency. By understanding the key differences between the BLK2Go and the BLK2Go Pulse, you can choose the scanner that best meets your specific needs and unlock new possibilities in spatial imaging and analysis.

About the Author

James Branagan

Civil Solutions Applications Expert<br><br>As a software applications expert I provides knowledgeable and competent support and training, specializing in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Advance Steel, ReCap, Pix4D and Leica's suite of point cloud tools including Register 360 and Cyclone Model.

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