Structure Sensor (Mark II) Product Update


#1

Hello Structure Sensor (Mark II) users and developers!

Structure Sensor (Mark II) has been in the works for years and it’s been designed to get better over time with each Structure SDK (for iOS) update unlocking new and exciting possibilities. In the second half of November we’ll be shipping a major update including a new driver, firmware and SDK version which will resolve some of the key issues users and developers are currently experiencing. We expect this release to bring Mark II to full parity with Structure Sensor in terms of stability as well as reliability and quality of scans for most use cases.

We’ve heard a lot of feedback about some known issues that our customers have been experiencing in the field:

  • All Apps
    • Connection related issues with Structure Sensor (Mark II) - This will be improved significantly with the next release of the Structure SDK (iOS) and a firmware update in the first half of December.
  • Skanect Pro
    • The distance range to the subject in comparison to the bounding box placement are misaligned. We are currently planning on fixing this in the next release of Skanect Pro.
  • Calibrator
    • Black screen issues during the alignment phase - (unplugging and replugging in the sensor will sometimes help you get past this issue) this will be improved significantly with the next release of the Structure SDK (iOS) and the Calibrator app in the first half of December.
    • Calibrator doesn’t currently work with the 1st generation 12.9” iPad Pro (2015). Please contact us support@structure.io to get a custom app. The next app update will fix this issue.

WHAT’S NEW?

Scanner App (1.10.3)

  • Improved Structure Sensor (Mark II) battery state checking - apps no longer report that Mark II requires charging when the battery level is at 60% or below.
  • Improved handling of Structure Sensor (Mark II) disconnection events - apps no longer freeze when Mark II is disconnected due to being unplugged or battery depletion.

Room Capture (1.10.2)

  • Improved Structure Sensor (Mark II) battery state checking - apps no longer report that Mark II requires charging when the battery level is at 60% or below.
  • Improved handling of Structure Sensor (Mark II) disconnection events - apps no longer freeze when Mark II is disconnected due to being unplugged or battery depletion.

Structure App (1.10.2)

  • Structure App has now been optimized for newer iPad models (2017 and later). Please note, iPad (7th gen) support will be added in the near future.
  • Real-time visualization of the Structure Sensor (Mark II) depth stream overlaid over the iPad’s color camera stream
  • Real-time visualization of the infrared camera stream from the Structure Sensor (Mark II) (also known as night vision!)
  • Structure App now supports Structure Sensor (Mark II). Structure Sensor (Mark II) will now connect to Skanect via Uplink.

Skanect Pro (1.10.2) (For PC)

  • Structure Sensor (Mark II) works wirelessly using the Structure app with an iPad to stream depth + color to your PC running Skanect.

You can learn more about Structure Sensor (Mark II) and the currently support apps through our support pages: https://support.structure.io


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Hi, will these planned updates work on iPadOS?