Smart Lidar Network Set to Unlock Missing Layer in Surveillance Technology, Live at GSX 2019
A network of laser powered smart sensors that can automatically link with other types of sensors and activate CCTV cameras to provide multi-dimensional surveillance will be launched at Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Chicago next week.
Cepton Technologies’ Helius™ system utilizes the power and accuracy of laser combined with smart AI driven detection and tracking technologies to build a detailed image of activity in a given area, regardless of lighting conditions.
Aimed at seamless integration into existing security systems, Helius is a smart lidar network utilizing edge computing to offer real-time detection, tracking and classification. The Helius system combines full 3D data, dimension, location and velocity, from multiple smart sensors in different locations to allow for comprehensive coverage and real-time monitoring. Users can create and manage event zones and triggers to activate alarms or other types of sensors for further verification, when potential threats are detected.
Ahead of appearing at the GSX between September 8-12, Cepton’s head of product Jerone Floor said: “Being able to link our smart sensors together in a Helius network provides an unprecedented level of coverage to critical areas.
“Helius adds an additional layer to an existing security system, filling the medium-range gap and augmenting it with the capability to classify objects including human, small animals and vehicles, as well as behaviours such as crawling, crouching and running.”
When operating in tandem, the sensors can be used to analyse the same area from multiple different perspectives, eliminating blind spots and ensuring maximum coverage.
“With our low power requirements and high resolution 3D imaging regardless of lighting conditions, the Helius system creates a new era of multi-dimensional security fit for use in almost any environment,” Jerone introduced.
The Helius system consists of a network of smart lidar units called Vista-Edge™, which combines a lidar sensor with a powerful micro-computer in a single package. Powered by Cepton’s patented Micro-Motion Technology (MMT™) system, the Vista-Edge is rotation free and already front facing, so it can fit into a standard security camera housing.
The micro-computer processes the information directly at the ‘edge’* so it highlights only potential threats. Because data processing is done inside the unit, data transmission is kept to a minimum, using only a few kilobytes where video would require several megabytes of storage.
This means each sensor can be deployed using only basic cellular SIM cards – and with minimal power requirements, wireless installation is possible.
And because the Helius perception and networking software is browser-based, you can operate the system on mobiles and tablets to maximize user simplicity.
Neil Huntingdon, Cepton’s VP of Business Development, said: “In the past, the prospect of truly comprehensive surveillance coverage has been limited to deploying multiple cameras across a location, and having someone present to monitor each camera. That’s expensive to deploy and expensive to run, even just in having the data capacity to transmit all that video footage.
“The Helius system delivers absolute coverage with smart monitoring system that gives potential threats no hiding place. This is next-generation security for the connected era.”
Designed with user simplicity in mind, the Helius system can operate over WiFi, cellular networks or Ethernet, and can even be used to monitor traffic – and can identify when packages are left or thrown over fences or walls.
Jerone added: “The unerring accuracy of our system means we zero in on potential threats with, literally, a laser-focus. It can then be used to trigger accompanying security systems, such as cameras, to capture more detailed footage of the perceived threat, or to raise the alarm with security personnel.
“Helius offers a step change in surveillance and security response measures, minimising false positives and false negatives, reducing threat and delivering a drastic improvement in security confidence.”
Formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Global Security Exchange (GSX) is the most relevant and pioneering security event that unites the full spectrum of the industry. Cyber, operational, and physical security professionals from across the private and public sectors, allied organizations and partners, and the industry’s leading solution providers come to GSX for the most comprehensive security education and innovative technology in the world.
Held at McCormack Place, Chicago, Exhibit Hall A, Cepton Technologies will be at stand 1894, next to the bistro. To schedule a meeting onsite, please email: email@example.com
Edge processing refers to the execution of aggregation, data manipulation, bandwidth reduction and other logic directly on an IoT sensor or device. The more work the device can do to prepare the data for the cloud, the less work the cloud needs to do.
Vista-Edge is a smart sensor unit which combines Cepton’s high performance lidar sensor with a powerful edge computing device. Pre-installed with the Helius perception and network software, it is designed to enable Cepton’s eco-system partners to integrate and develop solutions tailored for specific markets. For example, Security, Transport Infrastructure and Retail integrators can now augment traditional solutions with state-of-the-art 3D lidar-based tracking.
Vista-Edge is powered by NVIDIA’s AI computing platform, the Jetson TX2, and functions with Cepton’s portfolio of MMT™ lidar sensors which provide high resolution and long-range 3D imaging.
Vista-Edge is a true plug and play device. Out-of-the-box, the system takes only a few minutes to set up. Software included and pre-installed in the package is the Cepton SDK, CeptonViewer and the Perception Server. The hardware features compact, lightweight design and has ports for 1Gb Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections, and can function on IoT and Wi-Fi networks.
About Cepton Technologies, Inc.
Cepton Technologies, Inc. is a 3D sensing solutions provider shipping next-generation lidar-based products for the security, smart infrastructure, transport and retail markets. For more information, visit http://www.cepton.com/.
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
New nCipher HSM as a Service Delivers High-Assurance Security for Organizations Adopting Cloud-First Strategies17.9.2019 10:01:00 EEST | Press release
nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company, announces nShield as a Service, a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) service that allows organizations to protect sensitive data and applications and helps meet compliance mandates – simply and efficiently, using on-demand cryptography. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190917005391/en/ How nCipher Security nShield as a Service works (Graphic: Business Wire) “Organizations embracing cloud-first strategies require cloud-first encryption,” said Peter Galvin, vice president of strategy, nCipher Security. “This means remote, automated management at scale, and flexible access control both in the cloud and onsite. nShield as a Service makes it easy to adopt a secure, multi-cloud encryption strategy using the same nShield HSMs organizations deploy onsite today.” nShield as a Service is ideal for cloud-first strategies, selective cloud migration, or adding HSM capac
Netsam boosts metro network capacity with ADVA technology17.9.2019 10:00:00 EEST | Press release
ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Netsam has deployed its FSP 3000 and FSP 150 to dramatically expand its metro network and answer fierce data demand. Featuring the ADVA FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) with micro-ROADMs and ADVA FSP 150 demarcation technology, the new solution gives the Swedish communication service provider (CSP) the power to quickly and easily turn up new high-value services. The flexible ROADM-based photonic layer ensures Netsam’s fiber resources are used with optimal efficiency. With this and the ADVA FSP 150 deployed at customer premises, Netsam is able to provide SLA-based business services with speeds up to 100Gbit/s. ADVA’s partner NetNordic, a leading solutions integrator in Scandinavia, also played a key role in the project. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190917005130/en/ Netsam has deployed the FSP 3000 and FSP 150 to quickly and easily turn up new high-value services (Photo: Bu
Riversand Technologies Appoints New EVP to Lead Growth in Europe and Middle East17.9.2019 08:00:00 EEST | Press release
Riversand Technologies, a leading software provider of Cloud-native SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM), announces the appointment of Mr. Mikkel Jensen as executive vice president for Europe and the Middle East regions. Mikkel will be responsible for overseeing sales and revenue growth in Europe and the Middle East and managing these regions’ operations. He has more than 18 years of experience in Master Data Management. Previously, he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at Stibo Systems, including EVP, and VP of Product Strategy. “We are delighted to bring onboard a leader of the caliber of Mikkel with his depth and breadth of knowledge, to head Riversand’s European and Middle East regions,” says Upen Varanasi, founder and CEO at Riversand. Riversand has steadily increased its footprint in Europe over the past few years, successfully establishing itself as a Product Information Management leader serving top European brands acros
Statement From The We Company17.9.2019 05:57:00 EEST | Press release
The We Company (the “Company”) has issued the following statement: “The We Company is looking forward to our upcoming IPO, which we expect to be completed by the end of the year. We want to thank all of our employees, members and partners for their ongoing commitment.” This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Any offers, solicitations of offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from the Company at 115 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011. View source
PSE plans to become part of Siemens17.9.2019 03:00:00 EEST | Press release
Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the leading supplier of Advanced Process Modelling (APM) software and services, today announced that it plans to be acquired by Siemens AG in a transaction scheduled to close in Q4 2019. The 160-strong PSE operation will be integrated into the Process Automation Business Unit of Siemens Digital Industries. The current PSE management team will remain in place. PSE’s advanced process models are used within digital R&D, design and operations in the process industries to help make fast, safe and more efficient decisions through rapid and effective exploration of the decision space. The technology is widely used in the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food industries to accelerate innovation, improve process design and operation, streamline R&D and manage technology risk. PSE’s model-based solutions span the entire process lifecycle via a unified and integrated set of tools. These strongly complement the Siemens portfolio in the process indust
Velodyne Executive Addresses Why Lidar is Necessary for Safe Vehicle Automation at IAA 2019 Conference17.9.2019 01:19:00 EEST | Press release
Marta Hall, President and Chief Business Development Officer of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. will address the future of vehicle safety at the IAA 2019 Conference in Frankfurt. Hall’s presentation will highlight the development of advanced, cost-effective lidar technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomy, particularly to protect pedestrians, assist drivers and save lives. The event will take place at Velodyne’s booth (Hall 8.0, Booth A13) on September 18 at 11:00 a.m. CEST (GMT+2). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190916005913/en/ Marta Hall, President and Chief Business Development Officer of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., will address why lidar is necessary for safe vehicle automation at the IAA 2019 Conference. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar) “There are dozens of companies working on autonomous vehicles. Incredible possibilities have opened as a result of the engineering efforts towards autonomy. In rolling
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom