Neptec Technologies Corp. to exhibit new OPAL-360 at SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing in Baltimore, MD
OTTAWA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Neptec Technologies Corp. today announced
it will be exhibiting its new OPAL-360 series of obscurant-penetrating
3D laser scanners at SPIE Defence, Security + Sensing in Baltimore,
Maryland from April 29 to May 3.
The OPAL-360 is a rugged, multi-purpose 360 LiDAR sensor specifically
designed for autonomous off-road vehicles and robotics applications in
harsh environments. Packaged for off-road vehicles used in the mining,
oil and gas, and construction industries and for defence and security
applications in harsh environments, the sensor is environmentally
sealed (IP67) with no externally moving parts, has a -40 to +65 C
operating temperature range achieved without fans or heaters for
improved reliability, and is ruggedized to withstand significant
vibration and shock levels. It delivers an unprecedented combination of
range, data density, acquisition speed and obscurant penetrating
capability. Different versions in the OPAL-360 series support ranges of
400m out to 3km at accuracies of one centimeter and data acquisition
rates of up to 200,000 points per second.
More Information, Less Data!
In real-time applications like surveillance or autonomous navigation,
it’s not about collecting and, more importantly, having to process
millions of data points per second; it’s about collecting the right
amount of 3D data that contains the actionable information you really
OPAL collects 3D data in 360 degrees in seconds using a unique,
non-overlapping scan pattern and can adjust the amount of data being
collected in real-time under software control – from sparse to high
resolution – without relying on vehicle movement to fill in those “data
gaps.” Neptec’s 3DRi software performs real-time change detection and
“Now it is possible to collect sparse 3D data and look for interesting
changes in real-time, and then dynamically increase the data density to
inspect something of interest – the ‘needle in the haystack.’” said
Mike Sekerka, Chief Operating Officer at Neptec Technologies. “That
makes for optimized ‘smart scanning’ in surveillance and security type
applications, even in difficult weather conditions.”
Neptec Technologies Corp. will be at Booth #1459 at SPIE Defense,
Security + Sensing.
About Neptec Technologies Corp.
Neptec Technologies Corp. develops innovative 3D machine vision products
for machine automation and robotics applications in harsh
environments. The company was founded in 2011 to commercialize
space-technologies developed by Neptec Design Group Ltd., an
award-winning space flight technology company and NASA prime
contractor. Our first products are a family of obscurant-penetrating
laser scanners (OPAL) and a software development tool kit (3DRi) with
advanced features such as automatic change detection and object
recognition and tracking. Together, these out-of-the-box “building
blocks” make it easy to integrate intelligent real-time machine vision
applications on autonomous off-road vehicles, and for more familiar
LiDAR-based survey and measurement tasks in harsh environments. The
company is located in Kanata, Ontario. For more information, visit www.neptectechnologies.com.
SOURCE Neptec Technologies Corp.