Intel Corp. today announced its Intel RealSense Dimensional Weight Software, a system intended to provide accurate, swift volumetric measurements. The Dimensional Weight Software is designed with Intel’s proprietary volumetric assessment software development kit and is based on the L515 Intel RealSense lidar camera for the logistics industry.
“Intel RealSense Dimensional Weight Software expands our offering in the logistics and warehousing industry with an affordable, highly accurate measurement platform,” stated Sagi Ben Moshe, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel RealSense. “DWS allows companies to enhance billing accuracy and increase efficiency in warehouse management through fast and accurate to-the-millimeter measurements.”
Dimensional Weight Software is small but high-res
Dimensional Weight Software (DWS) uses Intel’s RealSense lidar camera to scan and calculate the measurement and volume of an object in seconds. The company said this allows for real-time decision-making across receiving, inventory management, and shipping without any disruption to existing processes.
Intel said the RealSense L515 is the world’s smallest high-resolution lidar camera, offering 23 million depth points per second. As a result, the Dimensional Weight Software is accurate at a near (0.8 m) and far (4 m) range, enabling customers to tailor systems to their needs, from 5-cm-cubed boxes to full-size pallets, it said.
Integration and availability
Intel added that the Dimensional Weight Software is intended to be easy to integrate and work seamlessly with numerous platforms from Windows and Linux to Android. Depending on preference, DWS can be activated right out of the box or integrated with an existing enterprise system. With one ready-to-use software library, the software can be customized across a variety of cases, according to the company.
The software provides real-time access to data, enabling companies to save time and money through the digital transformation of previously manual tasks, Intel claimed. When object measurement and analysis is done manually, there is a risk of dimensioning inaccuracies and other human errors. Precise and automated volumetric measurements of shipments help keep track of the inventory and transportation processes with improved optimization.
Intel said Dimensional Weight Software enables companies to enhance billing accuracy, aids in warehouse management, and helps increase workflow efficiencies through fast and accurate to-the-millimeter measurements. With customized Dimensional Measurement application programming interfaces (APIs) from Intel RealSense DWS, companies can create systems to continuously manage inventory in a variety of ways, from quickly scanning items to understanding available quantities of a product, said Intel.
The full version of Intel RealSense DWS is now available at $45 for a one-year license.