The APVL group aims to develop and operate integrated systems comprising sensors, computing resources and/or other special-purpose equipment to support activities in the fields of visual computing and data-intensive computing. In addition to the interconnection with CRS4’s central resources, the group manages hybrid CPU/GPU systems directly connected to interaction and visualization devices. The acquisition devices, in addition to custom sensors to measure environmental parameters, include arrays of cameras, long-, medium-, and short-range 3D scanners, as well as custom devices for multispectral multilight acquisition. Visualization devices range from high-resolution multi-touch systems to experimental light-field displays that provide interactive 3D images to naked-eye observers. The group works regularly in the fields of smart cities and cultural heritage, both with large-scale acquisition campaigns and with the development of large interactive installations presented in museums and exhibitions in Italy and abroad.