Quanergy 3D Perception Software for Smart Cities

  • November 8, 2021
  • William Payne

Solid state LiDAR developer Quanergy Systems has launched QORTEX DTC 2.2, the latest version of its 3D perception software designed for smart city applications.

QORTEX DTC is a proprietary computer vision software platform designed for Quanergy’s suite of LiDAR sensors. The platform uses 3D perception algorithms to enable smart awareness across various industries and applications including security and smart cities. The new features of QORTEX DTC 2.2 include advances in vehicle classification capabilities, increased cybersecurity, and improved usability.

The 2.2 version offers advanced classification types for vehicles, based on US DoT vehicles classes and now supports 2-wheeler (class 1), passenger vehicle (class 2 and 3), and commercial vehicles (class 4 and above). This allows a smart city or smart highway to identify a moving vehicle type opening up very effective traffic optimisation strategies.

QORTEX DTC 2.2 also adds authentication and encryption to the QORTEX Server to prevent unauthorised access to QORTEX data.

The software also allows for time-based PTZ rules and PTZ time switching. A time period can be specified for a rule, such as during business hours or after business hours. PTZ time switching allows a PTZ camera to time switch between multiple objects when a tracking rule is triggered.

QORTEX DTC 2.2 includes a set of new features designed to make it easier for users to fine-tune parameters for their particular applications. The new release features a new Basic Settings tab that includes the most common parameters with user-friendly definitions to aid parameter selection.

The 2.2 version also has improved detection accuracy by removing false objects which result from glass and window reflections.

Long-standing customer QuantumLABS spoke to the added value of the new features. “QORTEX DTC has been invaluable in delivering insights to our security customers over the years,” said Mark O’Reilly, Head of Innovation at QuantumLABS, a long standing customer of Quanergy. “Now, the enhanced cybersecurity and addition of user logs provide another layer of protection for our customer base. Plus, the automated ID handover functionality has made it easier to deploy seamless security solutions that anonymously track individuals throughout large facilities.”

In June, Quanergy entered into a definitive merger agreement with CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Quanergy Systems, Inc. and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “QNGY.” The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.