QBOID M2 PERCEPTOR

Introducing the QBOID M2 Perceptor, the world’s first handheld 3D computer vision scanner providing instant dimension and shape estimates.

Integrated advanced 3D color sensors and computer vision algorithms on an Android smartphone platform for cost effective automation of dimension and shape estimation tasks.

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3 STEP WORKFLOW

As easy to use as any barcode scanner, the M2 does all the hard work of digitally estimating dimensions and analyzing shape of your inventory items and shipments.

M2 Mobile Dimensioning Handheld

Barcode Scan

Press Yellow button either side of M2 to instantly with aid of built in light and laser pointer

M2 Mobile Dimensioning Handheld

3D Dim Scan

Place item in middle of real-time preview window. Press the DIM buttonfor instant cube dimensions and shape analysis

M2 Mobile Dimensioning Handheld

Save/Upload

Item Dim, Barcode, Shape, Raw and Background Subtracted Image are saved to local flash or sent in real-time via WiFi to networked server (JSON)

M2 ADVANTAGES

Our computer vision approach lends itself to more intelligent and complete perception of the dimensionality and shape of more types of items than is possible with traditional system.

Collecting high quality 3D and 2D data for each item as part of your workflow will build a data warehouse for future machine learning automation functions.

All packed into a handheld Android device that can run your other Android logistics applications!

Mobile

Powerful computer vision platform dimensioning, all in a handheld mobile smartphone form factor, optionally connected by onboard WiFi to your enterprise IT systems.

3D Computer Vision

3D sensors provide native three dimensional structure of objects to computer vision algorithms resulting in intelligent perception not possible with conventional approaches.

Advance Image Processing

Rich image information generated with each scan: (a) image of scene with bounding box projected on item, (b) image of item with scene background subtracted.

Custom programmable metadata tags

Four buttons on the UI main page with any number of text states allow your operators to tag each item with your desired text. Customizable by you in the Settings menu.

Fast onboard processing –no cloud needed

All automated dimension analysis is generated in 1/10th of a second on the M2 by our highly optimized ARM algorithm methodology. No need for cloud processing.

Constant Self Calibration

M2 continually checks internal sensor temperature and applies constant calibration in real-time to provide consistent performance.

SOFTWARE FEATURES

QBOID’s M2 combines a powerful computer vision hardware sensor platform and fast computer vision software stack to enable a friendly and intelligent User Interface where the software helps the operator quickly perform the job of dimension and shape estimation acquisition, as well as other directly related item metadata.

Real-time Assistant

Using real-time augmented reality streaming, the M2 pre-scans the scene, analyzes the workspace and overlays a yellow quality indicator on an item to be dimensioned, predicting the scan outcome BEFORE the scan is even performed

Fast Computer Vision Stack

When the operator is satisfied with the Real-time Assistant display, the operator selects the Scan function and the 3D data stream is filtered, analyzed and the dimension, shape and 3D color point cloud generated in about 100 milliseconds

Customization Ready

Units of dimension, rounding options, soft button text state options, barcode symbology, WiFi real time data syncing, power saving options and much more are able to be configured to meet specific needs

Android OS

Android AOSP OS can run most Android smartphone applications. Note Google Play Service(s) are not available on the M2

Easy data sync

Simple HTTP/HTTPS REST API immediately uploads JSON scan result in real-time over WiFi, and/or CSV files with all scan results are stored on the internal sdcard for batch transfer anytime over USB-C

Key Specifications

Parameter Specification Comment
Max Object Size Longest dimension < 40″ Real-time Assistant will show if the entire object can be scanned
Min Object Size Smallest dimension > 0.5″ Some features > 0.25” can be scanned if the item is smaller and the M2 is closer to the item
Error to Ground Truth < 0.5″ for cuboidal
< 1.0″ for irregulars
Scan from top down for best results
Min distance M2 to item Keep M2 > 18” from all surfaces of item Better results occur with M2 closer rather than farther
Battery Life 8 hours Assuming Real-time assistant is in use 10% of the 8 hours
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh Battery is hot swappable
Ambient Operating Temperature 5-35C°

CONFIGURATIONS / OPTIONS

A variety of accessories are available or planned for the M2, including:

  • Extra 5000 mAh battery
  • Extra QC 3.0 Charger
  • Rubber protective case
  • Charger Dock

PRODUCT FAQ

Q: Is there an API document showing how to sync data from the M2?
A: Yes, please see above for our HTTP/HTTPS REST API documentation.

Q: Will the M2 work properly outdoors?
A: The dimensioning scan will not function in direct or strong indirect sunlight, as the IR wavelength of sunlight will interfere with one of the M2’s 3D sensors. However, we plan to release an M2 update later this year to support dimensioning operations in full sunlight. Note that in bright light environments, the touchscreen will feature a matte screen protector to reduce glare

Q: Is the M2 dimensioning capability certified legal for trade?
A: We plan to submit the M2 for NTEP certification later in 2022

Q: How can the M2 product capture physical weight?
A: We have developed Bluetooth support for an Adam Equipment scale that pairs  with the M2, enabling the operator to capture digital weight with one touch

Q: Is there a wrist strap and/or belt holster available for the M2?
A: A robust wrist strap is included with the M2, and several belt holster options are available on Amazon that fit the M2 well. Rubber case for extra protection is in the works. Contact us for details

HOW TO BUY?

The M2 is now available for purchase in Q1 of 2022 directly from QBOID and through authorized resellers in North America, South America, EMEA, APAC, and the EU.

A limited number of loaner beta units are now available to ship for a short term Evaluation Program. Contact QBOID for more information.