Infrared Array Sensor Grid-EYE® Unit
Panasonic combines four Grid-EYE sensors to create a complete package for people detection and counting
Panasonic announces the availability of the Grid-EYE infrared array sensor unit. The Grid-EYE unit combines four Grid-EYE infrared array sensors to increase the detection area up to 3.8 m squared. The Grid-EYE unit comes preloaded with firmware capable of detection and counting up to eight people within an area and while they are in this area, it can track their direction of movement. The sensor transmits this information via RS485 using Modbus protocol.
A single Grid-EYE sensor can detect up to a 3 m squared area, while the Grid-EYE unit can detect a base of 3.8 m squared and can be adjusted to see up to 4.2 m squared with firmware changes. The Grid-EYE unit comes preloaded with firmware to be ready for set up right out of the box to provide people detection and counting information. With standard Grid-EYE sensors, the user has to develop their own detection software; with the Grid-EYE unit, Panasonic has provided a ready solution for people detection and counting.