Laser-Powered Sensor to Open Up ‘Anonymised’ Security Era

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A sensor that uses an array of lasers to detect objects, people and
vehicles could herald an era of anonymised surveillance that isolates
threats from uninvolved people or objects, according to Cepton
Technologies, Inc.

Cepton Technologies 3D Lidar detection system, the Vista-Edge
Perception Evaluation Kit (PEK), combines the unerring accuracy of
lasers to scan the environment in much the same way a radar does, but at
a much higher resolution, building an image of the world around it
regardless of lighting conditions.

Presenting the technology in the UK for the first time at IFSEC
International in London’s ExCeL on June 20, Cepton’s Neil Huntingdon
says that because the device combines the sensor with a powerful
micro-computer in a single package it can process the information
directly at the “edge”* and highlight only potential threats,
such as an intruder or a suspicious package. This then guarantees the
anonymity of those not involved in any suspicious incident.

Neil, Cepton’s VP of Business Development, said: “Our technology allows
for far greater protection of data – because it allows operators to zero
in on possible issues in a way other technology cannot.

“There are many advantages to this; most notably Lidar can see in the
dark, it only transmits a fraction of the information a video would,
reducing the burden of data storage and network bandwidth charges, while
opening the door to more mobile installations.

“Perhaps most importantly it means we can guarantee the anonymity of
people or objects not deemed a threat. This is a step-change from
existing technology, where everyone’s face is captured and held on video
storage, regardless of whether they were involved in an incident or not.”

In addition to being more dynamic than video technology, the system has
been designed with user simplicity in mind.

“You hand someone a camera and they know what it is and what to do with
it. This is often not the case with a Lidar and Cepton intends to change
that,” said Jerone Floor, Head Of Product at Cepton.

“Our customers should not need to be Lidar experts to set up and test
our system, but, at the same time, the tools are available to take it to
the next level and develop products based on our Vista family of
sensors.”

Cepton’s technology, which can operate over WiFi, mobile networks or
Ethernet, can also be used to enable driverless cars and to monitor
traffic and infrastructure usage, enabling smarter modelling of
transport networks.

Neil added: “This technology is undoubtedly an exciting prospect for
security and transport – and we believe it is the key to the delivery of
truly smart cities that can make our communities safer and more
connected.”

Cepton Technologies will be exhibiting at IFSEC 2019 in London at ExCel,
booth 1316. To schedule a meeting onsite, please email: [email protected]

Issued by Weber Shandwick on behalf of Cepton Technologies, Inc

About the Vista-Edge Perception Evaluation Kit

The Vista-Edge PEK comes pre-installed with Cepton’s object tracking
software and 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.

The Vista-Edge PEK 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.

The Vista-Edge is a true plug and play device. Out-of-the-box,
the system takes only a few minutes to setup. 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/.

*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.

Contacts

For further information please contact:
Dyan Owen: +
44 141 343 3254 / +44 7738 086 818 [email protected]
Steven
Flanagan:
+44 141 343 3250 / [email protected]

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