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Quanergy lidar sensors land security mission

09 Jul 2019

Installation in South Korea to be completed in several phases, says Silicon Valley firm.

Quanergy Systems is set to deploy its “QORTEX” perimeter security system, based around its own lidar sensors, at what it describes as a “large-scale security facility” in South Korea.

Said to involve the mass deployment of lidar sensors and related software licenses, the Sunnyvale, California, company sees the deal as a major boon for its business in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Quanergy, efforts are under way in South Korea to upgrade perimeter security at sensitive sites from legacy camera-based systems and traditional ways of preventing intrusion.

“This particular facility will now be integrated with Quanergy’s lidar-based ‘QORTEX DTC’, which we believe would significantly improve the performance of surveillance systems,” claims the firm. The QORTEX DTC platform is based around its “M8” lidar sensors, in combination with proprietary artificial intelligence perception software.

“Quanergy’s patented M8 lidar sensor allows a complete 360-degree view in any light or weather condition, while the QORTEX software incorporates 3D perception algorithms to detect, track and classify objects based on the rich point cloud data received from the M8,” adds the company.

Time-of-flight sensor
Described by Quanergy as the first cost-effective, long-range lidar sensor for use in dynamic situations, the M8 is aimed at applications in 3D mapping and harsh industrial environments, alongside security.

The sensor’s compact design, based around multiple laser beams and time-of-flight (TOF) depth perception, is said to yield 3D point clouds for spatial sensing in any weather conditions, at a rate of 420,000 points per second.

CEO and co-founder Louay Eldada said: “We were tasked with providing an intelligent security solution that is reliable and with low false alarms to secure a highly sensitive facility. Quanergy’s QORTEX DTC is a smart, fully automated and accurate solution that can substantially improve awareness to interpret the world around us.”

For this particular deployment, which is expected to take place over several phases in the coming months, Quanergy is working with local system integrator iCent. The two firms are then expecting to extend the partnership.

iCent’s CEO Moon Won San commented: “Quanergy’s lidar-based security technology has enabled us to develop new intelligent applications with advanced surveillance capabilities. We are proud to partner with Quanergy on this integration in South Korea, which is just one example of our commitment to bringing advanced technology and security across the country.”

Edmund OpticsCobolt ABBRD Optical Co., LtdSynopsys, Optical Solutions GroupSchaefter und Kirchhoff GmbHFISBAart Photonics GmbH
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