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CNL Software and Cepton Technologies agree terms on strategic partnership

by Brian Sims

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions developer CNL Software has announced a technology partnership with Cepton Technologies, the orchestrator of industry-leading 3D sensing solutions. The partnership will drive the automation of threat detection, tracking and escalation in real-time using the latest PSIM, LiDAR and video assessment technologies.

Cepton Technologies’ Helius system is a smart LiDAR network using edge computing to provide real-time detection, tracking and classification. It can seamlessly track an object from sensor to sensor, providing 3D data on location, dimensions and velocity, while also maintaining the same identification of the object.

By connecting multiple laser-powered sensors, it offers comprehensive coverage of a given area as well as high resolution imaging of objects. Sensors can be clustered as needed, but act as one to maximise the simplicity of use and integration.

With the in-built software in the hardware unit, Helius is browser-based and can launch on computers and mobile devices for instant monitoring and configuration without the installation of additional software. Furthermore, being edge-based means that Helius processes data locally and outputs low-bandwidth data to the central server.

“CNL Software is committed to working with new and innovative technologies that will give our customers improved security and greater efficiency,” explained Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software. “Cepton’s LiDAR sensor technology brings the technological leaps that have taken place in autonomous vehicles to the security industry, especially so in the Government and critical infrastructure markets where we’re experiencing a growing demand for the integration of multiple different security system and sensor technologies. When integrated with IPSecurityCenter, Helius further enhances the industry’s most comprehensive PSIM system solution, providing end users with access to more of the tools they need to quickly see, understand, assess and properly resolve perimeter security and surveillance incidents on a consistent basis.”

Neil Huntingdon, Cepton’s vice-president of business development, added: “Our technology’s ability to detect and track events in traditionally difficult environments combined with IPSecurityCenter’s ability to correlate this data with data from other security systems and sensors and provide decision support is a powerful proposition. We’re really excited to be partnering with CNL Software to bring this game-changing solution to the Government, critical infrastructure, Safe Cities and transportation markets in particular. It will unlock that ‘missing layer’ by filling the medium range sensor gap and improve it with the capability to classify objects as well as behaviours.”

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