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New from Ouster: 128 Beam LiDAR Sensors & Ultra-Wide View Sensor

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This month, Ouster has released a suite of second-generation sensors with even more advanced features, including on-chip window blockage detection, camera-like ambient imaging and advanced laser coding techniques. These new sensors represent a massive step forward for LiDAR technology and are available to purchase today. 

OS0 LiDAR sensor

An ultra-wide field of view sensor with 128 lines of resolution, this sensor provides unparalleled near-range visibility with enough resolution for perception and object classification – the perfect solution for robotics and autonomous vehicles. In a class of its own from day one, the OS0-128 embodies a major breakthrough in ultra-wide view LiDAR.

For applications with fewer perception or object classification needs, Ouster also makes an OS0 with 32 channels.

Key specs:

  • Range: 50 m @ 80% reflectivity
  • Vertical field of view: 95°
  • Resolution: 128 or 32 channels
  • Price: Starts at £4,650 with volume discounts available

OS2-128 long-range LiDAR sensor

The next step forward in high-speed autonomy, the OS2-128 occupies the extreme end of the performance spectrum, with a range of up to 240 metres and the highest resolution of any sensor available today, at a fraction of the cost. 

With vertical angular resolution at a narrow 0.18° uniformly across a 22.5° vertical field of view, the OS2-128 enables long-range, high-speed perception for autonomous vehicles and high-altitude survey drones, producing extraordinary imagery using its proprietary ASIC and SPAD photon detectors.

Key specs:

  • Range: 240 m @ 80% reflectivity
  • Vertical field of view: 22.5°
  • Resolution: 128, 64 or 32 channels
  • Price: Starts at £12,350 with volume discounts available

32 channel versions

32 channel versions of the OS0 and OS2 are now available at a reduced cost for projects with limited budgets that still need as much resolution as they can get. On 32 and 64 channel sensors, Ouster offers four different beam pattern options for your particular needs. Even beam spacing is the standard configuration on all 16, 32, and 64 beam sensors. However, with fewer beams, it can be helpful to cluster beams to achieve higher angular resolution in portions of the field of view. 

Ouster’s sensors are extremely robust, exceeding automotive standards for shock and vibration. The entire lineup carries an IP68 and IP69K rating – the highest of any LiDAR sensor on the market today.