Wider view reduces sensing costs

Panasonic Industry’s new 90° lens Grid-Eye sensor offers a wider field of view and reduces the number of sensors required to cover a given area.


Panasonic Industry product manager, Chetan Joshi, said: “Different industries want to understand and optimize how their buildings are being used, especially businesses in retail, hospitality and healthcare. With many markets suddenly interested in people tracking, the holy grail of such solutions has always been finding the right balance between scalability and cost-effectiveness. Solutions designed around Grid-Eye 90° deliver on both.”


The new wide-angle lens allows Grid-Eye to have a wider field of view, improving on previous sensors which offer a 36 and 60° FoV. With the launch of Grid-Eye 90°, system designers can capture the IR signature of a larger area, leading to fewer sensors required to cover a given area. This leads to capex improvements deploying people tracking/counting devices in indoor environments.