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Orbbec announced the availability of its Persee+, a 3D Camera Computer. It brings artificial intelligence (AI) capability to a 3D camera by adding onboard computing. Featuring a specialized hardware accelerator for AI and machine learning applications, among other improvements, the Persee+ helps researchers, engineers and hobbyists achieve a new level of advanced uses for 3D imaging.
Leading the upgrades in the Persee+ is its Amlogic A311D processor. The smart vision System on Chip (SoC) unit includes four ARM A73 cores and two ARM A53 cores plus neural processing unit (NPU) capability for AI inference, enabling a full range of AI/ML applications.
Other improvements in the Persee+ include the higher 3D imaging capability of the company’s Astra+ structured light camera, with an RGB resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels @30fps. WiFi has been upgraded to the latest standards, and storage has also been increased to 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage to more adequately support user code, with additional MicroSD storage support.
“AI and machine learning applications have put increasing demands on both software and hardware. The Persee+ is the first 3D camera computer to respond with an onboard neural processing capability,” David Chen, co-founder and chief technology officer of Orbbec, said. “Our new product is a huge innovation that will facilitate multiple uses in robotics, security systems, healthcare and other fields.”
Orbbec’s Persee+ is engineered to accommodate a wide range of environmental and technical needs. The 3D camera has a sensing range of 0.6-8 meters and can operate in temperatures from 0° to 40°C, while the computer supports both Android and Linux. Persee+ also offers HDMI, Bluetooth 5.0, and RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Persee+ users receive a customized SDK to facilitate device integration.