Smart LiDAR sensor captures, processes 3D data on single device

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By Rich Pell

LiDAR sensors and software producer Blickfeld has announced the delivery of its smart LiDAR sensor device to customers and partners, following its concept announcement at CES 2022. Offered as the industry’s first smart LiDAR sensor, the Qb2 is based on the company’s proprietary solid-state software-defined LiDAR technology, and enables the capturing and processing of data on a single device, removing the need for additional computers and bringing faster insights, improved response times and better bandwidth availability via edge computing.

“Launching our world-first smart LiDAR device is a major milestone as the device will revolutionise the IoT sector and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities it will provide industries and end-customers alike,” says Dr. Florian Petit, co-founder of Blickfeld. “We look forward to working with our customers to bring them a sustainable solution that will ultimately make their operations more efficient and cost-effective.”

Companies using the Qb2 benefit from high efficiency gains through enriched, actionable real-time 3D data, says the company, for example in the areas of volume monitoring of bulk materials, crowd analytics, and smart infrastructure, automatically fed into their IT systems like the ERP or the cloud. Furthermore, installation and maintenance costs and effort are kept low due to the on-device WiFi connectivity.

Qb2 offers improved functionalities and performance parameters like enhanced adaptable field of view (FoV), detection range and scan pattern, plus higher resolution, accuracy and an IP67 rating. Using the company’s Percept software, the smart LiDAR is designed to solve complex challenges in a variety of applications.

For users looking to source volume monitoring data, for example, the mining, agricultural, or construction industries, Qb2 empowers on-demand, remote and precise monitoring and management of inventory across multiple locations as well as the optimization and digitalization of the value chain.



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