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Quanergy launches solid state LiDAR-based access control and people counter

31 Dec 2019

Flow Management platform enables applications for smart spaces and security.

Quanergy Systems, a developer of LiDAR-based sensors and smart perception solutions, has unveiled what it calls “the industry’s first solid state LiDAR-based access control and people counter products for physical security and smart space applications.”

The new range features Quanergy’s 3D AI-powered perception software, QORTEX, combined with the S3-2, a solid state LiDAR sensor designed for building access control and people counting. The S3 LiDAR sensors contain no moving or vibrating parts and require less power than other technologies, the company added.

The Quanergy Flow Management platform, which in addition to Qortex Access Control and People Counter are designed to enable the development of solutions for locations such as retail, transport hubs, public venues, commercial and warehouse buildings.

“Enterprise and government organizations are looking to increase the security of their critical assets, and optimize the flow of people in large and challenging environments while preserving people's privacy and leveraging their existing security and operational environments,” commented Enzo Signore, CMO of Quanergy.

“For this reason, we have designed the Quanergy Flow Management platform to enable end-users, systems integrators, and application developers to build advanced solutions for security and smart spaces.”

Key enabler

“LiDAR technology is a key enabler for security applications worldwide,” said Preeti Wadhwani, Assistant Manager at Global Market Insights. “Quanergy Flow Management platform, including the Qortex Access Control and People Counter products can address a global market, which is forecast to be worth $876M by 2025 and projected to grow at a CAGR of 44% from 2019 onwards.”

The People Counter package provides data that can be analyzed to better understand people and crowd flows within smart buildings. The data produced can be used to determine room, floor, or building occupancy and foot traffic for a variety of purposes, including more efficient energy use and workspace utilization. It could also help optimize resources dedicated to cleaning or serving areas in public locations such as airports or stadiums.

Quantum IT, one of Quanergy’s partners, is currently deploying Qortex People Counter at a stadium in Australia to help improve customer experience through monitoring queue length and people counting, while simultaneously providing great insights around the correlation of ticket sales and food and beverage operations.

“We strive to create customer-centric solutions that address specific needs of customers,” said Mark O’Reilly, the Head of Innovation for Quantum IT. “The Qortex Access Control and People Counter products are a key part of the design of various solutions, as they provide accurate and scalable technology for our customers.”

Quanergy will be showcasing the new S3-2 sensor at their booth (#9329) located at Vehicle Mobility Hall during CES 2020, demoing the QORTEX People Counting solution to track real-time traffic flow on the showroom floor.

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