Quanergy Systems, Inc has unveiled the M1 Edge PoE LiDAR sensor, a solution it describes as the world’s first 2D 360° PoE LiDAR sensor. This new IoT sensor expands Quanergy’s presence in the security Perimeter Intrusion Detection (PID) market, with the manufacturer stating it provides higher detection accuracy at a lower price than competing LiDAR solutions. In addition, this sensor increases the number of industrial use cases that LiDAR can address.
Quanergy’s M1 Edge LiDAR sensors enable smart awareness for applications that require simple object detection and alerting capabilities. Its angular resolution allows it to detect objects as small as a ball or even a pen, with a high degree of accuracy up to tens of metres away from the sensor.
The M1 Edge PoE is ideal for any environment where threats can come from small objects or in hard-to-reach places. Such use cases include monitoring rooftops and indoor spaces for potential intruders; increasing data rack and cabinet security at data centres by detecting unauthorised access; creating a virtual fence around perimeter lines for commercial security applications to detect anomalous behaviour and potentially dangerous objects being thrown over the fence; protection of critical infrastructure such as data centres, transportation hubs, oil and gas facilities, transformer substations and telecommunication facilities; perimeter detection, zone protection and anti-climb prevention; and detecting objects dropped by drones near prisons or other high security infrastructure facilities.
This new solution also expands Quanergy’s industrial use cases. The M1 Edge PoE can automate time-consuming and error-prone bin-picking applications and reduce accidents in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS). It allows for Power over Ethernet (PoE), simplified wiring for a lower installation cost, up to 16 evaluation fields and a higher number (up to 128) of configurable detection zones per evaluation field. It also integrates with QORTEX Aware perception software, enabling customers to create detection zones to monitor and flag any anomalies back to the main system.
“We’re enabling smarter awareness for applications requiring simple object detection and alerting capabilities,” said Gerald Becker, vice president of market development and alliances, Quanergy. “The new M1 Edge PoE features provide increased coverage and more flexibility – and enable us to deliver new security solutions such as security zone detection for perimeter protection, fence line detection and rooftop surveillance applications.”
“By increasing the number of detection zones per field from three to 128, we can enable many more applications – many of which were previously unsolvable,” added Tony Rigoni, director of industrial markets, Quanergy. “The M1 Edge PoE is easy and quick to set up, enabling customers to rapidly collect and make use of LiDAR data.”