Unified the Blue City traffic management solution under the Ouster Gemini platform
New AI perception models achieves state-of-the-art detection accuracy
Booked millions of dollars in software coupled sales
Expanded software deployments to over 375 sites
Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance lidar sensors for the automotive, industrial, robotics and smart infrastructure industries, announced today major software achievements to serve the growing demand for lidar-powered smart infrastructure solutions. This includes completing the unification of Blue City and Ouster Gemini, adding new performance-improving deep learning AI perception models, and booking software coupled sales worth millions of dollars.
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Ouster digital lidar deployed at a U.S. intersection. (Photo: Business Wire)
Ouster expanded its product portfolio to include software solutions earlier this year, starting in January 2023 with the release of Ouster Gemini, its digital lidar perception platform for security, intelligent transportation systems, and crowd analytics. The Company then added Blue City, a turnkey traffic management solution, to its offerings following its merger with Velodyne in February 2023. Since then, Ouster has achieved the following milestones:
- Unified solutions under the Ouster Gemini platform: Ouster completed the unification of Blue City with Ouster Gemini in the third quarter, enabling Blue City functionality with Ouster digital lidar and paving the way for more features and faster development.
- New deep learning AI perception models: Ouster increased the overall accuracy and reliability of Ouster Gemini by integrating new layers of machine learning algorithms and deep neural networks. With deep learning, Ouster Gemini now offers advanced object classification and enables more complex use cases.
- Integrations with video management systems (VMS): Ouster completed integrations with leading real-time VMS partners, providing customers with increased flexibility to select the software product that best suits their use case.
- Millions in software coupled sales: Ouster booked software coupled sales worth millions of dollars in the third quarter, including signing a significant deal to deploy its digital lidar hardware coupled with Ouster Gemini at over 130 logistics sites. The 2023 commitment alone includes the purchase of hundreds of REV7 sensors with subscription licenses to its Gemini software for security and analytics, which is expected to drive recurring revenue for the Company.
- Expanded software deployments: Bookings for Ouster Gemini and Blue City software solutions will expand deployments to more than 375 sites.
“Our software team put in a massive effort to harmonize all of our solutions under the Gemini platform while simultaneously implementing new AI perception models that improve the performance and expand the capabilities of the solutions,” said Ouster CEO Angus Pacala. “We have a major opportunity to scale software coupled sales with existing customers, and a multi-billion dollar market within security, transportation and retail that is ripe for lidar to displace legacy sensing technologies. Ouster Gemini is an incredible product, and we are already starting to see the commercial results.”
Where cameras, radar or inductive loops have been used in the past to detect and track objects or people in real-time, lidar hardware combined with Ouster Gemini and Blue City software provides more actionable and reliable data, in all manner of low light and environmental conditions. Use-cases for Ouster Gemini have included security for critical infrastructure, sensitive sites, warehouses, and data centers; analyzing people movements in high-traffic venues such as stadiums, shopping centers and retail stores; as well as analyzing roadway activity and actuating traffic signals.
Ouster (NYSE: OUST) is a leading global provider of high-resolution scanning and solid-state digital lidar sensors, Velodyne Lidar sensors, and software solutions for the automotive, industrial, robotics, and smart infrastructure industries. Ouster is on a mission to build a safer and more sustainable future by offering affordable, high-performance sensors that drive mass adoption across a wide variety of applications. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.ouster.com, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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