New 2D 360° PoE LiDAR Sensor Increases Detection Coverage

Quanergy Systems’ M1 Edge PoE has an angular resolution that allows it to detect small objects with a high degree of accuracy up to tens of meters away from the sensor By DA Reporter / 09 Aug 2022
Quanergy PoE LiDAR Sensor

Quanergy Systems, Inc. has released the M1 Edge PoE LiDAR sensor, a new Internet of Things (IoT) sensor that aims to strengthen Quanergy’s presence in the security Perimeter Intrusion Detection (PID) market by providing higher detection accuracy at a lower price than current LiDAR solutions.

This new sensor increases the number of industrial use cases that LiDAR can address by enabling smart awareness for applications that require simple object detection and alerting capabilities. 

The M1 Edge PoE is designed 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 centers by detecting unauthorized access
  • Creating a virtual fence around perimeter lines for commercial security applications to detect anomalous behavior
  • Protection of critical infrastructure
  • Perimeter Detection, Zone Protection and Anti Climb Prevention
  • Detecting objects dropped by drones near high security infrastructure facilities

The M1 Edge PoE’s 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 meters away from the sensor. 

The sensor 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,” said 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.”

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