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20/10/2020

New partnership builds versatile GDPR compliant solutions

Sunnyvale, Ca (USA) and Germering, Germany

Advantech Service-IoT GmbH, a leading provider of industrial computing solutions, has partnered with Quanergy Systems Inc., the leading provider of Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions.  The combination offers clients the opportunity to build Lidar enabled 3D IoT solutions, both in intelligent logistics and smart city services.

Advantech’s wide range of edge servers, from low-cost small-format servers for indoor retail environments to certified devices for respectively automotive, rail, and marine applications, to rack servers for data centres, ensures that a suitable platform can be offered for every Lidar application.

3D Lidar sensors from Quanergy can prevent collisions between vehicles and people, one of the warehouse’s most significant safety measures. Quanergy’s Flow Management Lidar solutions are engineered to provide 95%+ detection accuracy and identify as well as track objects in all lighting and atmospheric conditions. By using Lidar sensors, either as stationary installations or in combination with vehicle-mounted computers, logistics companies can provide a safer working environment for their employees. Lidar and edge servers can provide perimeter protection for valuable goods and locations and lead to significant efficiency gains.

In the wake of COVID-19, many regions hold retailers and mall operators accountable for keeping the record of the number of visitors (customers) and their behaviour. Because Lidar solutions do not use facial recognition technology or require opt-in by users, Advantech together with Quanergy can guarantee the anonymity of people and provide GDPR compliant solutions for people counting and tracking, occupancy and distance monitoring.

In close cooperation, Advantech and Quanergy have created a solution designed to meets the high everyday demands in a large number of different branches. “I am very happy and excited about the agreement with Quanergy. The collaboration will open significant new opportunities for both companies that we would have had difficulties in addressing individually. Our offerings are so clearly complementary, it is almost surprising that this agreement has not come to fruition sooner.” says Styrbjörn Torbacke, Head of Advantech iCity Services Europe.

“The industry 4.0 transition is built on real-time data gathering with smart analysis, algorithms to simulate and predict the decision making for the “next best action,” said Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy. “We are thrilled to partner with Advantech, a global Service, and Industrial IoT leader, to accelerate business process productivity in the smart city, smart spaces, and logistics sectors with innovative 3D Lidar solutions that protect the privacy of people.”


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