July 22, 2022 | Sonny Sekhon
To help better serve our customers, we’ve added new enhancements and upgrades to our flagship MQ-8™ Series 3D LiDAR sensor and made it more powerful and easier to deploy, use, and maintain than ever.
First introduced in May 2020, the MQ-8 Series 3D LiDAR sensor, combined with the powerful QORTEX DTC™ perception software, meets the unique challenges of flow management applications that require accurate detection, tracking and classification of a high-volume of people and vehicles.
A single MQ-8 Series 3D LiDAR sensor offers a 360° coverage range of 140m in diameter (15,000 square meters) and thanks to its unique beam structure, optimized for providing pin-point accuracy, it meets the needs of a wide variety of our customers in the security, smart cities, and smart spaces verticals.
Here’s what our customers already love about the MQ-8
Here’s what’s new in the latest version of MQ-8
With the latest release of MQ-8, we’ve taken an extremely powerful and feature-rich sensor and made it even better.
In particular, we’ve significantly improved the maintenance experience by making the MQ-8 easily upgradeable in the field. Now our customers and partners can easily update the firmware on the sensor without the need to physically uninstall/unmount and send it to us for upgrades. This allows our customers to spend less on maintenance/installation and make use of new features/enhancements much sooner and allows us to share updates at a much faster cadence.
This latest release also offers more flexibility in terms of choosing a desired IP network. Previous releases of the MQ-8 only supported IPv4 addressing but now we’ve added support for IPv6 addressing as well
In order to improve “customer peace of mind” we’ve also made several cyber-security improvements to combat the ever-evolving cyber-security threats and minimize our customers’ exposure to key vulnerabilities.
To learn more about the new MQ-8 Series 3D LiDAR sensor, click here.