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New Orbbec 3D cameras launch at CES 2021 for low-light and industrial applications

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New Orbbec 3D cameras launch at CES 2021 for low-light and industrial applications

Orbbec has debuted a series of new 3D cameras and a processor with advanced features capable of supporting biometric deployments in challenging conditions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021.

Among the four products Orbbec is demonstrating at the virtual event is its time-of-flight (TOF) sensor, which the company says can scan moving objects with high accuracy and a depth-of-field range from 0.2 to 5 meters, 6-axis IMU motion tracking, full function in complete darkness, and support for multi-camera synchronization.

Effective 3D imaging in dark environments could expand the adoption of facial recognition for applications like outdoor access control.

Orbbec has also developed an industrial-level 3D camera in partnership with Perdue University, with ultra-high depth resolution and 3D reconstruction in real-time. The product is expected to be available as a white-label OEM product in 2021. The Astra+ is the latest in Orbbec’s Astra line of structured light 3D cameras, with better thermal performance and an RGB camera updated from VGA to 1080-pixel resolution.

The Zora P1 processing board pair with the company’s 3D cameras to provide a way for developers and enthusiasts to integrate 3D imaging and computing tasks in an all-in-one solution, according to the announcement. Orbbec states in the announcement that the Zora P1 is reflective of its commitment to developing unique products that can be tailored to customers’ individual needs.

“Innovations in 3D imaging, combined with broader advances like 5G, artificial intelligence and ultra-fast processors, are transforming the application landscape for designers and engineers,” says David Chen, co-founder and director of engineering at Orbbec. “Our new camera with time-of-flight (TOF) technology is a great example. Its high resolution and tracking capabilities make it perfect for all kinds of products including fall detection, security, even at-home yoga and exercise products.”

Chen recently discussed the use of 3D imaging for applications like contactless biometric workplace management and social distancing reminders in an interview with Biometric Update.

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