Sensor manufacturer OPTEX has launched a new firmware update for its award-winning REDSCAN Pro LiDAR Series, in turn delivering a number of additional features that further enhance the sensors’ functionality.
The ONVIF-compliant REDSCAN Pro Series – which includes two models, namely the RLS-3060V with a range up to 30×60 metres and the RLS-50100V featuring a range of up to 50×100 metres – provides highly accurate detection in both outdoor and indoor environments without any ‘gaps’ or the detection reliability otherwise ‘fading’ with range.
The upgraded firmware features dynamic event filtering, which allows for alerts to be configured to meet specific detection criteria or logic. Alarms can be raised based on the sequence of zone detection, such as a target entering a specific zone first of all and then a second one. The technology filters events and focuses on what really matters to the security team.
In another scenario, for instance in a logistics or warehouse environment, an intelligent logic can be created based on the height of vehicles positioned by the loading bays. Delivery lorries or trucks entering the detection zones would not trigger any alarms, but smaller vehicles such as vans or cars would do so.
New modes have been added to the REDSCAN Pro panoramic assistance camera module. To help adapt to further applications and also to varying privacy restrictions, the camera images can be set in mosaic mode, which pixelates the image to make individuals non-identifiable, or all-black mode (to render a black screen for both viewing and recording footage).
As well as upgrades to the user interface, the new firmware update includes enhancements to the Event Log feature, enabling the import/export of video footage from one REDSCAN Pro sensor and replaying these detection events on another unit, thereby further enhancing the visual verification process.
Masaya Kida, managing director of OPTEX EMEA, has stated that OPTEX remains “totally committed” to further enhancing its suite of leading detection solutions for the company’s customer base.
“We are always striving to improve and enhance our solutions to meet the needs of our customers,” asserted Kida. “The new and updated firmware for our REDSCAN Pro LiDAR Series enhances its flexibility and functionality, making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications.”
*Effective immediately, all newly produced REDSCAN Pro sensors will be equipped with the firmware update (Version 2.0). Customers with the previous version of the firmware can contact OPTEX’s technical team via e-mail at email@example.com for information on how to upgrade