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FARO® Knowledge Base

Internal Memory and Storage Capabilities of the FaroArm

Government and other high security facilities often inquire about the type of information that is stored inside the arms for privacy and security reasons. Both USB and Serial FaroArm® models have non-volatile read/write FLASH memory. The memory is used to store the embedded programming and some calibration data for the FaroArm. There are proprietary methods that are capable of erasing, writing, and reading the FLASH. These methods are used while manufacturing the FaroArm and for field updates. Security for the FLASH is limited to the anonymity of the access methods and the unavailability of documentation for the address structure of the FLASH memory. The only dynamic data stored in the FaroArm are settings which relate directly to their operation. Examples include the probe XYZ, baud rate for Serial FaroArm models, etc.

The FaroArm does not maintain in memory (cache) measurement data of any type. Measurements taken with an arm are sent directly to the computer used to collect the data.

All Quantum and Edge FaroArm models, are equipped with a Bluetooth and Wireless Ethernet communications for cord-free connectivity. The Edge FaroArm is also equipped with on-board software (kiosk) for quick measurements. However, it is possible to purchase these models without these particular features. Please let your salesperson know before purchase if this modification is desired.

 

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