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Velodyne Lidar Showcases Groundbreaking Technology for Security and Safety Applications at the Unmanned Security Expo
Nov 13, 2018 | By VELODYNE LIDAR

Point Cloud from the Velodyne VLS-128™: providing industry-leading range and resolution to detect vehicles and people with unrivaled precision.

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (booth #79) will exhibit its latest lidar technology for autonomous solutions in physical security and public safety at the Unmanned Security Expo New York. Velodyne’s lidar sensors enable essential mapping, navigation, and perimeter security capabilities in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for commercial, government, and first responder applications.

“Our technology fuels autonomous aerial and ground solutions with a 360° view to see the entire environment around the system at a range of up to 300 meters. It is available in multiple form factors to support a variety of drone-based and ground-based applications.”

Unmanned Security Expo New York is co-located with ISC East and Infosecurity New York with more than 8,000 security and public safety professionals, buyers, and influencers expected to attend the events at the Javits Center on Nov. 14-15.

The Velodyne VLS-128™ enables autonomous aerial and ground solutions with a 360° view at a range of up to 300 meters

Velodyne will feature a live demonstration of its VLS-128 lidar sensor, which provides industry-leading range and resolution, detecting vehicles and people with unrivaled precision under challenging environmental conditions.

“Velodyne Lidar helps security and public safety organizations keep pace with the changing threat landscape in protecting people and assets,” said Frank Bertini, UAV and Robotics Business Manager, Velodyne Lidar. “Our technology fuels autonomous aerial and ground solutions with a 360° view to see the entire environment around the system at a range of up to 300 meters. It is available in multiple form factors to support a variety of drone-based and ground-based applications.”

One of the most critical advantages of Velodyne’s lidar is the ability to detect threats in a 3D space, specifically in the air. Most intrusion detection technologies today can only detect ground-moving objects, such as people and vehicles. With the advent of flying drones and sky taxis, it is now imperative to be able to detect aerial intrusions and react accordingly. Many of these new aerial threats are too small to detect with conventional radar. Other technologies, such as pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, struggle with their limited field of view. Velodyne’s lidar is the key technology in autonomously monitoring entry points to critical infrastructure such as tunnels, nuclear facilities, and high-rise buildings.

Due to their small form factor and low power consumption, Velodyne Lidar’s sensors are designed to facilitate integrating UAS and UBV devices with ground stations. Velodyne provides comprehensive documentation and support, as well as an expansive, global third-party integrator network. Velodyne sensors have built-in Robot Operating System (ROS) integration and can be daisy-chained together to create a cohesive network of multiple sensors.

Velodyne Lidar sensors help security and public safety organizations protect people and assets in an ever-changing threat landscape.

If you are a security professional who is interested in seeing Velodyne Lidar at the Unmanned Security Expo in New York City, on Nov. 14-15th, please contact Frank Bertini at fbertini@velodyne.com to secure a complimentary one-day hall pass.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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