AEye LiDAR Profile Post

By Louis Cid and Nikita Ermolaev, Published May 18, 2022, 08:32am EDT (Info+)

LiDAR is an emerging field within physical security, with Quanergy, Velodyne, Leica, etc. already offering products. Now, US LiDAR developer AEye aims to provide a better solution with a longer range.

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IPVM spoke to AEye, reviewed the company's patents, and analyzed AEye's offering and its potential in the video surveillance industry. In this report, IPVM profiles AEye, including:

  • Background
  • Financials
  • Technology
  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Market Approach
  • Integrations with Milestone, Genetec
  • Focus Applications in Security
  • Disadvantages
  • Outlook

For related coverage, see Quanergy AI LIDAR Tested and Leica BLK247 LiDAR / Thermal / Video Surveillance System Tested.

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**** ********* *** *** ***** *** patterns ***** ** *******:

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******, ***** ********* **** ******** *** different *** ***** *** ****** ** greater ******, ******** *** ****** ****** recognition *** *******. *******, *** ****** that ******** **** ** *** *********** of *** ****** ******* ** ** seen.

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AEye' **** ** ***** ** *********** *** **

******* ********** ******* **** *** ***** companies ** *** ***** ** *** laser **********. ********* **** **********, ************** *** ** *** ***** ******, whereas **** ********** *** **** **.******** ******** *********** *********** ** ****** *** 1550 ** **** *** *** **, *** ******* ****** **** **** can ******* "*** ****" ******* ** a ****** ***** ***** ****** *********** through **********, ********* ****, *** *****, and ******** *****.

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**** ****** **** *** ********** *** better *********** ** ******* ********** **** competitors:

*** ***** ** [****] **** ** stress ** **** *** **** ****** already ******** ********* *********** ** ******* conditions ******** ** ***** ***** **********

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****'* *** *****, *** * *** people *********

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*** ********** ****** ******** ******* *** ITS ************, ********* ** ******** **** ************.

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Integrations **** *********, *******

**** *** ********* **** *** ***** perception ******** **** ********* **** ******* VMS. ********* ** *** *******, *** Milestone *********** ** ******** *** *** other ************ *** ** ********, ********* Genetec.

Focus ************ ** ********

**** ********** **** ********* ******** ** the ***** *** ******** ******** ** hindered ** ***** ****** *** ** this *****, **** ** ********* ******** infrastructures, ** ****** *********:

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*******, **** **** **** ** **** focuses ** ***** ************ ***** *** can ******** * ****** ***** ** view *** ****-*****, **** ** ***** monitoring *** ********/****** **********.

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****** * *** * ****** ***** of **** ** ** ******* ******** to *** ******* ***** ** **** that **** ** *** ***** ******** have. ****'* ** ** ********** ******* & ********* *********** ***** ********* ****** that *** *** ** ***** **** in *** ******** ******* ** (*) LiDAR ** ******* ******* *** **** it ** *** *** ******* *** Fov *** ** (*) ******* ** a **** ***** *** ** ** angled ******* *** ******, ***** ***** reduces ***. ***** **** ***** ** true, ** *** ***** ** *** narrow ** ***** **** ****** *** therefore **** ********* *** **** *** multiple *******.

****** ******** ** *** **** ****** M ** ******* - *** *******'* offering **** *** **** ********* ******** with ***. ****'* **********, ****************** **** ******* ** ***** ****. *******, ********* ** ******, **** is ******* ** ********* ******** *** current *********** ** "**** ***** ****-**-*** functionality *** *** ***".

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*** ***** **** ********** **********, **** will ** ** * ************ **** its ***,**************, *** ***** ****** ** ****** M *** ** * ****** *** AEye's **********, *********** "****" ******* ** Quanergy, ********, ***.

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*******, ******** ************** ***** ** ********** absolute *********** **** **********.

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**** ** ****** ** **** * new ***** ****** **** **** **** wider *** ** *** *** *** be **** **** ** *** ********** and ******** **********, ********* ** *********.

*** *** ***** **** ** **** than **** *** **** *** ****** of ****** *, *** ******, ***** can ***** ****'* ********* *****. **** is ******** ** ***** ** ***** the *** ****** **** **** ********* to **** ***** **** ****.

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** **** *** ******* ** *** claims, ** *** ******* * ******** offering *** ******** ******** ***, ********** longer *****, ********* ************. *******, ** cannot ****** **** ** *** ********** product ** *** *** ********. ** plan ** **** **** ***** **** year.

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