Orbbec Looks Ahead With Long-term Commitment to 3D Camera Market
Recent Partnership with Microsoft Underscores Orbbec's Continuing Innovation on 3D Sensing Solutions for Robotics, Retail, Healthcare, 3D AR/VR/MR, Scanning and Many More
TROY, Mich., Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera provider, today affirmed its long-term commitment to the worldwide 3D camera industry, providing a full range of cost-efficient, customizable and high-performance products for virtually all original equipment manufacturers (OEM), academic and enthusiast needs. With a passion for meeting application-specific and high-volume production requirements, Orbbec is dedicated to supplying customers today and in the years ahead.
"Orbbec was founded in 2013 by a small team of engineers and researchers who believed in the ability of 3D imaging to transform the way we live. Today, our company has over 800 employees and a global base of customers," noted David Chen, co-founder and Director of Engineering at Orbbec. "Our recent partnership with Microsoft to create a new line of ToF cameras is taking our capabilities to an even higher level, enabling us to address AI and computer vision applications."
Announced in May 2021, the Orbbec-Microsoft alliance is a collaboration aimed at providing a new class of 3D sensor technologies for robotics, logistics, retail, healthcare and fitness applications. The partnership combines Microsoft's market-leading 3D sensor technology with Orbbec's 3D camera design, development and manufacturing capabilities. The first cameras based on the alliance, a series of high-performance 3D cameras able to produce precise depth images, is expected to debut in early 2022.
Orbbec innovation has resulted in a wide range of 3D imaging products suitable for applications in robotics, automation, retail, healthcare, 3D scanning, smart homes, AR/VR/MR, gaming and many others. Its solutions include both camera-only and 3D camera solutions with onboard processors; various products are designed for limited space, low- to no-light, wide ambient temperatures, and high-resolution performance.
Among Orbbec's latest developments is Time-of-Flight (TOF) technology which can capture the exact position and shape of static or moving objects and scenes with high accuracy. Orbbec TOF sensors have a depth-of-field range from 0.2 to 5 meters with multi-camera synchronization support and can be used in complete darkness.
Diverse Product Line
Orbbec's Astra camera offerings span the Astra Series, Astra Mini Series, Astra Stereo S U3, Astra Embedded S, and Astra+. The Astra+ is just the latest example of Orbbec advancements, using structured light and image processing to compute a 3D image of the observed environment in real-time. It offers high thermal performance and long-range measurements along with an RGB camera up to 1080p resolution, all at an attractive price.