Intel® RealSense™, a leading provider of depth sensing technology announced that they will be discontinuing their L515 LiDAR and Facial Authentication (FA) product lines. The company has decided to focus their business on stereo camera products such as the D415, D435, D435i, and D455, while continuing to provide support for their RealSense™ SDK.
As a partner of Intel® RealSense™, LIPS Corporation sources only their stereo products. Therefore, customers who rely on LIPS for their RealSense™ products need not worry about any supply interruption or commitment issues. According to Luke Liu, CEO of LIPS Corporation, "LIPS will stand by our commitment in supporting our customers who are currently using our existing product & solutions based on Intel® RealSense™.”
This announcement, however, does not affect any of LIPSedge AE Series Ruggedized 3D Camera products. Customers can continue to rely on LIPS for their needs in this area.
What Does This Mean for Customers?
If you are currently using Intel® RealSense™’s L515 LiDAR or FA product lines, you may need to consider alternative solutions for your depth sensing needs. However, if you are using their stereo camera products, you can rest assured that they will continue to be available, and RealSense™ SDK support will remain in place.
For LIPS customers, this announcement has no impact on their supply chain or support commitments. LIPS will continue to provide their customers with the same level of service and support they have come to expect.
Intel® RealSense™’s decision to focus on their stereo camera products and discontinue their L515 LiDAR and FA product lines may cause some customers to seek out alternative solutions for their depth sensing needs. However, customers who use RealSense™’s stereo camera products can continue to rely on them, and LIPS Corporation will continue to provide support for their customers who use RealSense™ products.
As with any change in the market, it is essential to stay informed and evaluate alternative solutions to ensure you are making the best decision for your business needs. LIPS Corporation is committed to helping their customers navigate this change and will continue to provide the same level of support and service they always have.