Blickfeld launches a LiDAR sensor with on-device data processing

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Blickfeld launches a LiDAR sensor with on-device data processing

German electronic device manufacturer Blickfeld has announced the release of a new LiDAR sensor that offers Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and a software stack that together can capture and process 3D data with no extra computer to help.

This hardware platform uses edge computing technology to make crowd analytics and smart infrastructure more efficient.  It is designed for use in various places such as shopping malls, city centers, airports and train stations, the company says.

Blickfeld Qb2 employs light detection and ranging technology combined with processing hardware that can run an entire perception software stack without extra computers. Additionally, the LiDAR sensor module offers faster actionable insights, improved response times and better bandwidth, the company said.

The Blickfeld Qb2 LiDAR sensor is based on the company’s proprietary solid-state software-defined LiDAR technology, which enables it to process external 3D data onboard. With Qb2, enterprise customers can access actionable real-time 3D data insights for their monitoring applications in large production plants.

According to the company, the Qb2 LiDAR sensor has low installation and maintenance costs because of its on-device Wi-Fi connectivity. The company says the new LiDAR sensor will feature an adaptable field of view, detection range and scan pattern. It will have high resolution and accuracy and the IP67 rating makes it resistant to dust and water damage.

“Launching our world-first smart LiDAR device is a major milestone as the device will revolutionize the IoT sector and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities it will provide industries and end-customers alike,” said Dr. Florian Petit, co-founder of Blickfeld.

Meanwhile, the Blickfeld LiDAR Cube 1 3D sensor is reliable and versatile, with a software-defined adaptable field of view and configurable scan pattern. The company has already deployed the LiDAR Cube 1 sensor for stockpile monitoring processing. Customers can access a more robust and cost-effective IoT solution using Blickfeld’s latest solid-state software-defined Qb2 LiDAR sensor.

“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,” added Dr. Petit.

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