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The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic entails social distancing. Retail stores and public spaces can now perform accurate counting of people in compliance with social distancing requirements. They are able to more easily determine employee staffing and resource management as well as increase conversion rate by accurately measuring crowd size and customer footfall. 

A new 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) people counter delivers 98% accuracy, far superior to traditional camera-based systems.

LiDAR technology pulses low-power, eye-safe lasers and measures the time it takes for the laser to complete a round trip between the sensor and a target. The resulting aggregate data are used to generate a 3D point cloud image, providing both spatial location and depth information to identify, classify, and track moving objects.

Quanergy Systems has unveiled its new generation QORTEX People Counter solution for all lighting conditions. As an integral part of the company’s Flow Management platform, it is ideal for outdoor smart space applications.

By accurately and anonymously capturing individual movements, the system provides powerful insights about the flow and number of people in retail stores, public transportation centers, stadiums, venues, and more.

The all-in-one occupancy management package integrated with Quanergy’s LiDAR-based S3-2 QORTEX People Counter solution provides high accuracy in counting and measuring population density in an area. This gives safety and security operators the information they need to quickly take action in compliance with occupancy guidelines and help ensure customer health and safety.

The QORTEX People Counter automates the counting of passengers in public transportation to maintain maximum capacity for social distancing management. It can also count large crowds while guaranteeing privacy, to control access to common areas and benefit from more efficient staff resource management.

The new solution incorporates LiDAR and advanced perception software. The sophisticated perception software doesn’t use facial recognition technology nor requires the storing of any Personally Identifiable Information, and therefore poses zero PII risk to protects individual privacy.

The People Counter provides people counting accuracy irrespective of the environmental lighting conditions. The new version allows smart spaces to use the solution indoors as well as outdoors at night or in very bright lighting conditions, up to 80,000 lux. Also, its performance is unaffected by shadows or other variable lighting conditions that impact the performance of traditional camera-systems.