Quanergy MQ-8 flow management 3D LiDAR sensor

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Part of Quanergy’s Flow Management Platform, MQ-8™ 3D LiDAR sensors meet the unique challenges of flow management applications that require accurate, high-volume people and vehicle tracking in the security, smart city, and smart spaces industries.

Featuring a smart beam structure of narrowly spaced, asymmetric beams that delivers up to 70 metre continuous tracking range (140 metre diameter), a single MQ-8 sensor delivers up to 15,000 m2 coverage.

The smart beams also provide a higher classification accuracy compared to traditional LiDAR systems, offering 360° scanning with flat mounting to maximise coverage and reduce installation time and costs.

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MQ-8 3D LiDAR sensor is available in three versions with differing maximum ranges to suit your application – MQ-8 Plus and MQ-8 PoE Plus (150 metres) and MQ-8 PoE Ultra (200 metres). The MQ-8 PoE Plus and MQ-8 PoE Ultra sensors also feature an RJ45 802.3at output connection.


Detection range – providing accurate and reliable results (< 3 cm range accuracy) even at the limits of the sensors range.  QORTEX DTC software enables continuous detection, tracking and classification of up to 250 objects at 10% reflectivity up to a range of  70 metres (140 metre diameter), with 95% accuracy.

Wide field of view –  360° horizontal field of view and 12.4° (-1.6° / -14°) vertical field of view for rapid and reliable scanning of large areas.

Exceptional coverage area – 100 times the coverage of a camera-based system, a single MQ-8 sensor can cover an area of 15,000 m2

Day and night vision – immune to ambient lighting conditions, maintaining high performance even in extremely bright and low light environments.

Angular resolution – 0.03-0.13°, depending on the frame rate, to reliably detect objects with pinpoint accuracy.

Automated ID handover ™– continuous ID tracking across entire systems, such as shopping centres, airports, sports stadia.

Environmental protection – rated up to IP69K against dust and water ingress.


  • Perimeter security
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Retail
  • Smart space
  • Commercial facilities
  • Traffic intersection and pedestrian crossings
  • Airports


MQ-8 Plus™MQ-8 PoE Plus™MQ-8 PoW Ultra™
Laser classClass 1 laser product ( eye safe IEC 60825-1)
Wavelength905 nm
Measurement techniqueTime of flight (ToF)
Minimum sensor range2 metres
Maximum sensor range150 m (80% reflectivity)

50 m (10% reflectivity)


200 m (80% ref.)

70 m (10% ref.)

Range accuracy (1σ at 50m)< 3 cm
Frame rate5-20 Hz
Angular resolution0.033°–0.132° dependent on frame rate
Detection layers / channels8
Field of view (FoV)Horizontal: 360°, vertical: 12.4° (+1.6°/–14°)
Output connectionM12 connector: 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, NMEA/PPS, powerRJ45 802.3at
Data outputsAngle, Distance, Intensity, Time Stamp (synchronized to GPS when available)
ReturnsUp to 3
Output rate430,00 points per second (one return), 1.3 m points per second (three returns)
Nominal power16 W18 W
Operating voltage9 – 30 V DC42.5 – 57 V DC
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 weight900 g1375 g
Dimensions103 mm (D) x 87 mm (H)115 mm (D) x 134 mm (H)
Shock and vibrationETSI EN 300 019-2-5, IEC Class 5M3
Environmental protectionIP69KIP67
Certifications and complianceFDA, FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE
WarrantyTwo years

Additional information

Weight1.375 kg
Dimensionscm x 11.5cm x 1.34cm

Data sheets and downloads

Quanergy MQ8 LiDAR data sheet [PDF]

Quanergy QORTEX DTC with MQ-8 Datasheet [PDF]

Case studies

LiDAR-based Perimeter Intrusion Detection [PDF]

Qortex for Security [PDF]

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

Why Use LiDAR in Smart Cities [PDF]





Finance and Shipping

Restrictions on customers

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).

Please note that some products are restricted so we typically do a brief check on location and customer information before accepting self-service orders.

Online ordering (self service)

On orders up to £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR), we offer online ordering with payment by all major credit cards. Payments can be made in GBP only.

Payment options for transactions over £8,800

Please contact us to complete our ‘Know Your Customer’ form for payments in advance (by BACS or Card) above this amount, or apply for a full ‘Credit Account’ for up to 30 days credit, on account.  Payments can be made in GBP, EUR or USD.


Shipping by default is by FedEx and typically takes from one to five working days worldwide.  All packages are fully insured from us to you.

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.

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