Quanergy M8-Prime 3D LiDAR sensor – mid to long range

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Designed for industrial and mapping applications, M8-Prime™ 3D LiDAR sensor from Quanergy provides industry-leading pinpoint accuracy of 0.033-0.132°, capturing significant amounts for data with 1.3M points per second from three returns.

M8-Prime allows users to add its sensor API code into their software program or application, making it swift and simple to configure settings.  While it’s compact, robust form factor, IP69K rating and industrial rated M12 connector enable easy installation in the most challenging of environments.

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M8-Prime 3D LiDAR sensor is available in three versions with differing maximum ranges to suit your application – M8-Prime Core (100 metres), M8-Prime Plus (150 metres) and M8-Prime Ultra (200 metres).


Wide field of view –  360° horizontal field of view and 20° (+3°/–17°) vertical field of view for rapid and reliable scanning of large areas.

Day and night vision – sensor maintains high performance in all lighting and weather conditions.

Angular resolution – exceptionally low angular resolution of 0.033-0.132°, enabling the sensor to detect and scan objects with a high level of accuracy.

Range accuracy – providing accurate and reliable results with < 3 cm range accuracy.

Point cloud density – 3D point cloud with over 1M points per second.

Environmental protection – rated IP69K against dust and water ingress.

Easy to install –  industrial rated standardised M12 panel mount connector makes use and installation swift and straightforward.

Sensor API – easily configure M8-Prime settings from your software program or application.


  • Aerial mapping
  • Automated guided vehicles
  • Port automation


M8-Prime Core™M8-Prime Plus™M8-Prime Ultra™
Laser classClass 1 (eye-safe, IEC 6085-1)
Wavelength905 nm
Measurement techniqueTime of flight (ToV)
Minimum range0.5 m (80% reflectivity)
Maximum range100 m (80% ref.)

35 m (10% ref.)

150 m (80% ref.)

53 m (10% ref.)

200 m (80% ref.)

70 m (10% ref.)

Range accuracy (1σ at 50m)< 3 cm
Frame rate (update frequency) 5 – 20 Hz
Angular resolution0.033°–0.132° dependent on frame rate
Detection layers / channels8
Field of view (FoV)Horizontal: 360°, vertical: 20° (+3°/–17°)
Output connectionM12 (power, Ethernet, NMEA/PPS)
Data outputsAngle, Distance, Intensity, Time Stamp (synchronized to GPS when available)
Output rate430,000 points per second (one return), 1.3 M points per second (three returns)
Nominal power 16 W
Operating voltage24 V DC +/- 1.2 V
Operating temperature–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Storage temperature–40°C to +105°C (–40°F to +220°F)
Nominal weight850 g
Dimensions103 mm (D) x 98 mm (H)
Shock & vibrationETSI EN 300 019-2-5, IEC Class 5M3
Environmental protectionIP69K
Certifications and complianceFDA, FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE, IEC-60079-15, ASTM G154-12A, EN-61326, IEC-61010, ISO 9001:2015, REACH SVHC, Conflict Mineral Rules
WarrantyTwo years

Additional information

Weight0.85 kg
Dimensionscm x 10.3cm x 0.98cm

Data sheets and downloads

Quanergy M8-Prime data sheet [PDF]

Quanergy QORTEX DTC with M8 Datasheet [PDF]

Quanergy QORTEX DTC Server Hardware Datasheet [PDF]

Case studies

Realtime LiDAR-Based Crowd Management for Airports & Public Places [PDF]

LiDAR-based Perimeter Intrusion Detection [PDF]

LiDAR-based Security Solution Brings High Accuracy to Korean Security Facility [PDF]

Qortex for Security [PDF]

LiDAR provides accurate real-time 3D insights to restricted security area surveillance [PDF]

LiDAR-based perimter intrusion detection [PDF]

LiDAR-Based Traffic Management for Smart City Planning [PDF]

Why Use LiDAR in Smart Cities [PDF]










Finance and Shipping

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Please note that due to the high average transaction costs, we must adhere to Anti-money laundering legislation.  For new customers, this comes into effect when the transaction value is more than £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR).

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Online ordering (self service)

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Payment options for transactions over £8,800

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Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre.

Loan finance

Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option, iur appointed partners can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also means you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.