Business Wire

Smart Lidar Network Set to Unlock Missing Layer in Surveillance Technology, Live at GSX 2019

Share

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: media@cepton.com

*Edge processing

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.

About Vista-Edge

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/.

Contact information

Dyan Owen: + 44 141 343 3254 / +44 7738 086 818 dowen@webershandwick.com
Steven Flanagan: +44 141 343 3250 / sflanagan@webershandwick.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

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

ISACA Combines EuroCACS and CSX Conferences for the First Time in ISACA’s 50th Anniversary Year17.9.2019 14:15:00 CESTPress release

Digital transformation and emerging technologies are the focus of ISACA’s combined EuroCACS/Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) conference in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-18 October 2019, as ISACA continues celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Sessions focused on DevOps, Agile, cryptocurrency, mobile payments, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other hot topics will bring together business technology professionals who lead information systems audit, risk, governance and security functions at their enterprises. Keynote speaker Anders Sorman-Nillson, a global futurist and innovation strategist, will open EuroCACS/CSX, and entrepreneur Jon Duschinsky, who was voted the second-most influential communicator in social innovation, will deliver the closing keynote. Also planned is a general-session panel to mark ISACA’s 50th anniversary in 2019 that features industry experts in innovation and a concurrent general session on “The Weaponisation of the IoT.” Attendees can advance their skills across techn

Andersen Global Expands in Rwanda17.9.2019 13:30:00 CESTPress release

Andersen Global announced today a collaboration agreement with MRB Attorneys in Rwanda. The addition of the Kigali-based firm marks the 16th country with a presence in Africa for Andersen Global. MRB Attorneys was founded in 2013 by the firm’s five partners, who all have extensive experience in private and public legal consultancy services. Today, MRB’s eleven attorneys advise clients in corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, energy and infrastructure, and government business and policy, with a heavy emphasis on banking and investment issues. They represent a broad clientele of banks, private and public companies, international organizations, and government agencies. “Andersen Global’s reputation of stewardship and transparency lines up well with what our clients value and have come to expect from us. The synergetic collaboration will be beneficial for our clients and our people,” said Emmanuel Butare, MRB Attorneys’ Managing Partner. “We are excited to work with like-minded

Taiwan: Rising Importance of Proton Therapy and a Fortress for Cancer Treatment17.9.2019 13:15:00 CESTPress release

There is no place like Taiwan where medical services are readily accessible with quality and efficiency, attracting nearly 500,000 patients worldwide annually and attention from dominant medical devices suppliers. Cancer treatment is one of medical specialties that Taiwan gains recognition in Asia. The focal point now goes to proton therapy, which is proven to be a painless way to deliver radiation dose in targeted tumours precisely and maintains side effects happening in the minimum level. Proton therapy key players race for Asia markets Despite proton therapy indicating a promising alternative for cancer treatments, it is far from close to a mainstream service that can be found in medical institutes. As per PTCOG statistics, there are 82 medical institutes to date having the therapy on offer, with one in operation and 9 to go in Taiwan- the highest density as opposed to the rest of the world. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital launched the service in 2015, followed closely by its peers inc

CE China 2019: The International Brand Show for Consumer and Home Electronics17.9.2019 13:13:00 CESTPress release

For the first time, CE China - a global IFA event - is held from 19 to 21 September 2019 in Guangzhou, the heart of China's trade and manufacturing business. The new date in September is perfect for preparation of Singles Day and end of year business in Asia. CE China provides an ideal platform and comprehensive services for consumer electronics and home appliance brands. The show has successfully established partnerships with leading global retailer chains such as Suning and Alibaba’s Tmall. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190917005728/en/ Autonomous driving and new mobility at CE China 2019 CE China 2019 includes Connected Driving and New Energy Vehicles section in its spectrum tackling the trend of autonomous driving. Today, intelligent interconnection is not only a major trend in household appliances and electronic consumer goods, but also key to the automotive industry – bringing consumer electronics, hou

Zscaler Extends Edge Compute, Now Operating in Over 150 Data Centers17.9.2019 13:00:00 CESTPress release

Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced the Zscaler™ platform is now distributed across over 150 data centers, with the company’s latest data center opening in Val-du-Roi, Normandy, France. The expansion is part of the company’s ongoing mission to provide enterprise users with fast, secure, reliable access to applications and services regardless of location, empowering enterprises to accelerate their cloud adoption, securely. Built on the Zscaler multi-tenant cloud architecture, the Zscaler platform unifies secure internet gateway services, cloud sandbox, next-generation cloud firewall, data loss prevention, SSL decryption, bandwidth control, and more, with simplified policy management and reporting. It is now distributed across more than 150 data centers on six continents, which enables users to access the internet and cloud services securely from any device, any location, and over any network. “The physical footprint and end-to-end control of the network, infrast

Quake Global Launches Global LTE as the Latest Innovation for Our Best-Selling Products, QPRO™ and Q4000™17.9.2019 13:00:00 CESTPress release

Quake Global, Inc. is excited to announce the availability of global LTE in our best-selling products, QPRO™ and Q4000™, which both come with bi-directional and dual-mode communication protocols over global satellite and cellular networks. Q4000 and QPRO are now available to our customers across the globe featuring the latest LTE communication technology, Cat M1/NB-IoT. This technology is designed to support M2M markets with a special focus on lower data costs for IoT data-driven applications. LTE is ideal for our customers who have equipment spanning significant geographic areas. The robust hardware housing and platform are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, challenging work environments and are built to last. “At Quake, we continually strive to bring the most advanced telecommunication technology to our customers to ensure connectivity to assets in every part of the world,” said Polina Braunstein, CEO and President of Quake Global. Quake’s QRO and Q4000 family of produ