Leica Launches LIDAR / Thermal / IP Camera

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 04, 2020

Swiss manufacturer Leica is launching what it calls a "real-time reality capture device" fusing LIDAR, thermal cameras, IP cameras and more.

In this note, based on a discussion with the manufacturer, we look at this new release, how it compares to typical analytics, and the outlook for this new offering.

BLK247 ********

**********, *** ****** ** similar ** ** ********* dome ******, **** *** LIDAR ******* ********* ** the **** *** ******* around *** ****. ** contains *** ********* *******/*******:

  • ****-**** ***** ******* (***° x ***°), *** ***° scans *** ******, *** range (*** ********)
  • *** **** ***° ********* cameras, ******** ** ******* a ***° ****
  • **** *** ******* *******

***** **** ***** ** release * *******, **** thermal, ***** *** ******* cameras ****.

Object ********* **

*** ****** **** **-***** AI ** ****** ******, using *****, *******, *** thermal ******* ** ******** for *********. ** **** its ** ** ********* valid ****** ****** *** sensors/ *******. ****** ******* camera ********* *** **, LIDAR **** ***** ********** to ******* ***** *******, which ***** ******* ******** by ********** *** ****** of *******, ***** ******** an ********** "******" ** ensure **** *** ***** (e.g., ********, *******, ****, debris).

*********, *** ****** ******** people ********* *** ****/******* object *********, *** ***** plans ** ********* *** detection ** ***** ******* (such ** ******** *** animals) ** *** ******.

European-Developed / ***-***** *************

***** ********** **** *** BLK247 ******** *** ******** was ********* ** ****** and *** *** ************ in *****.

VMS ************ *******

***** ** ********* ********** integrations ** *****, ** well ** ****** ***** conformance *** ****** ***** streams. *** ************ **** include ***** ******* ** well ** ****** ******** and/or ** ******. ** release **** *** *** integration *** *****.

*** ****** ********* ********** with ***** ******************'* ************ ** ******** software, ***** ********** ***** along **** ******* *** thermal ******* ** **** devices ** * ** rendered *** (*****).

Pricing *** *******

*** ****** *** ** MSRP ** €**,*** - ~$16,350 ***. ***** ***** to ******* ** ******* their ******** *******, ********* online, ** * ******* advertised *****, ** **** as ******* ***********, **** dealer *********.

Potential ********** ****** *********

*****'* **** ***** ******* typical ********* ** ******** accuracy *** ** ***** dimensional, ********** *********. ***** video ********* "***" **** a **** ********** ** a ******, *******, ** other *******, *** ****** may *********** *** ****** and ****** ****** ***********. This ***** ********* ****** from ****** **** *******, branches, *** ********* ***** regularly ******* **** *********.

***** **** ****** *** that **** *****-*********** ********* gives ** ********** ** object **** ****** *** removed *********, ** **** may ****** *** ********* object's ****** ** ******* confirm *** ********, ***** cameras **** ********* ** visibly. ****** **** ******/******* analytics **** ************ ********* very ******.

*******, ***** ********* **** not ******* *****, ***********************, ** ** **** not ****** **** **** lighting, **** ** ************, overexposure, *****, ***.

Disadvantages ****** *********

*******, *** ****** ** very ********* ******** ** even ******* ******** *******, such ** ********'* *** or *****'* *** ******. For *** ***** ** a ****** ******, ***** may ****** ******** **-** analytic *******. *******, ***** that *** ****** ******** only ******* ********* ******* cameras, ***** **** ****** still **** ** ******* separate ******* *** ****** quality *********** *******, ******* driving **** ** *** BLK247.

************, *****'* ********* ***** is ******* ** ~***, relatively ***** ******** ** many ********* ***** *** detect ** *** ** 5-10 *** ****** * wide ***, ********* ******** at ***'+ ** *** tests (********* ********* ********). **** ***** *** BLK247 ********* ** ****** in **** **** *****.

*******, ***** *** ******** in ****** ********** **/******** cameras, **** ** ********'* H5A, ***** ***, ** even *****'* *** **** Analytics+, ***** ******* ****** from *** ***** ******, users *** *** **** the ******'* ********* ********* accuracy ***** *** *********** price *******.

Compared ** ***** ******

**** *** **** *** years, * *** ***** developers **** ******** ** video ************, ****** **** offered ***** ***** *****, requiring *********** **** ******** cameras.

** *** **** **** for ***** ******, **** are **** ********* (****** still *** ***** ** ~$5,000). ** *** ******** side, **** ******* *********** and *** *** ** turn-key ** *** ***** solution.

*** **** **** **** is * ***** ********. We **** *** ****** any ***** *** ** we ****** **** ****** here.

*******

*** ****** ** ** interesting ******* **** **** potential ********** ****** ******* analytics, ********** ** ****-*** applications **** ** ******** (where ********* ****** ********* is *********) ** ******** infrastructure (**** ** ********, where ******* ** ****** or ** ******* ******* costly *********).

*******, *** ***** ** likely ** ** *********** in **** ************ ***** lower **** **/******** ******* may ******* **** ** the **** *********.

Poll / ****

Comments (7)

** *** *********** *****, you ***'* *** **** professional ************* ***** *****. Why? ****** *** **********. Alot ** ******** *** don't **** ****** *** have ***** ** ***** will *** **** ******.

***** *********, ***** ***** quality, ***** ****** (****** below ******* *****). **** niche, *** * **** good *******.

****, ***** ******* *** made ** *********.

***** *********** **** ******** here **** ** *** because ** **** *** so **** ** *** game. * *** ** time ** **** *** a ******* ** **** and *********.

**** *** **** *****'* 3d ***** ******** *****?

**, **** *****?

**** ******* *** *** going ****, **** **** to *** ****** ** the ******* ***** *****. Looks **** **** *** issues **** *********.

********* **** ** *** PIDS ***** ** ******* can ** ******* ** comparable ************.

**** ******* ***** ***** be ****** *** **** world. * ** *** of * *******, ****, building * ~*** ***** 3D ****** ****** (+*********), but **** **** *** cost ** ********** ******* surveillance *******. **’* **** of * ****** ****** product **** ***** ** the ************ *********. **’* not ***** ** ** a ************* ******* ****** like *****’*, *** **** focused ** ******** ************. For *******, **’** ******** a **** ******** ******** for ******* ****** ******** and *********, *** * am ******* ** ***** is * ****** ** PID ************ *** ********** served ** ******** ****** technology **** ***** **** be * ***.

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