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Orbbec Launches 2 New 3D Sensor Cameras

Orbbec Astra 2 Gemini 2 3D cameras CES 2023

Orbbec, which develops 3D cameras, has announced two new models of 3D sensor cameras. The Gemini 2 and Astra 2 models were developed with Orbbec’s new generation ASIC chip MX6600, which enables high quality depth processing and supports depth/color image registration in different resolutions.

The new cameras also include a software development kit, on-board IMU and multi-camera sync support to provide new possibilities in 3D for several industries, Orbbec said.

The integration-ready Gemini 2 is based on active stereo IR technology, and has a sensing range of 0.12 to 10 meters, along with a field of view of up to 100 degrees diagonal (89 degrees horizontal by 65 degrees vertical, +/- 3 degrees. Gemini 2 can also work in indoor or outdoor environments, Orbbec said. The IMU in the Gemini 2 enables it to provide motion, position and navigational sensing over six degrees of freedom. This feature, along with its small size, makes the Gemini 2 useful for developers seeking a 3D camera solution for robotics, logistics and security monitoring.

The Astra 2 is the next generation of Orbbec’s Astra series, bringing several improvements, the company said. The Astra line uses structured light and image processing to compute a 3D image of the observed environment in real time.

With the latest generation ASIC, Astra 2 supports higher resolution (up to 2 megapixels) for both depth and color images output in real time. Compared to the original Astra series, the Astra 2 is more stable on the output depth data, and with low motion blur, Orbbec said. This camera is useful for security monitoring and/or behavior analysis, body/object/room scanning and interactive gaming, the company added.

“Orbbec has long been at the forefront of 3D sensing technology – and the Astra 2 and Gemini 2 expand the possible application of 3D in nearly every respect,” said David Chen, co-founder and CEO of Orbbec. “Whether the critical metric is distance, ambience lenient, identification, object speed, motion, navigation, camera size or processing capability, these two cameras are unmatched on the market today.”

To learn more about these new cameras, visit the Orbbec website here.

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