DURHAM, N.C. – Sense Photonics recently announced it is accepting pre-orders for its new Sense Solid-State Flash LiDAR, an industrial-grade 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera. The sensor will be available in three customizable versions – the Sense 30, Sense 60, and Sense 75 – can can be pre-ordered by visiting this website.
The camera features a wide field-of-view (FOV) and high-resolution data output at a range of up to 40 meters, which Sense Photonics says is the longest available in the market for a device of its kind. The new product comes following the company’s launch and $26 million Series A funding earlier this year.
The Sense units deliver an angular resolution of 0.27 degrees both horizontally and vertically, and can be configured to achieve an outdoor range of up to 40 meters, depending on the model chosen. Coupled with a vertical FOV of up to 75 degrees, and high-dynamic range (HDR) technology that accurately images a wide range of object surface reflectivities without saturation, the Sense Solid-State Flash LiDAR “sets a new standard for 3D imaging and is ideal for demanding industrial applications in both indoor and outdoor environments,” the company said.
Individual units will cost $2,900 plus shipping, with the first shipments expected to begin in Q1 2020. A full specifications sheet can be downloaded here.
“We’re excited to bring to market the next generation of 3D sensing with a powerful combination of features that are collectively unmatched in the industrial marketplace,” said Sense Photonics CEO Scott Burroughs. “When you look at the leading industrial-focused 3D sensors, they typically have very short range performance, don’t work well in outdoor sunlight, have interference issues, or are very expensive. We are pleased by the feedback we’re getting as customers learn that our unique offering is the answer to these problems.”
The company said its new camera is based on a portfolio of more than 200 patents, a proprietary laser array, and technology advancements in 3D receivers. “Its camera-like architecture enables dramatic cost reduction, environmental durability, and high-performance” for several industrial applications, including robotics, material handling, activity monitoring, last-mile delivery, motion tracking, volumetric measurement, 3D inspection, palletization, and more, the company said.