March 10, 2021

Ouster Kassbohrer400x275Ouster, which develops high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has announced signing a multi-year strategic supply agreement with Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, which makes tracked vehicles. Kässbohrer said it will deploy the Ouster digital lidar sensors on SNOWsat technology used to measure snow depth and maintain ski slopes.

“Precision management of snow depth is critical for economical and environmentally sustainable ski slope maintenance,” said Steffen Kaiser, CFO and CDO at Kässbohrer. “Lidar is a key underlying technology for the system that powers these vehicles, and we have selected Ouster’s sensors because they meet the resolution and cold weather performance requirements necessary for the unique use of our SNOWsat system.”

The company said more than 2,500 SNOWsat systems are used by 350 customers in more than 20 countries worldwide. The system is a digital platform for networked operations at ski areas, allowing data and costs to be centrally managed.

“Kässbohrer’s application of our sensors is a great representation of the diversity of use cases for lidar, and a market that is deploying the technology today,” said Cyrille Jacquemet, GM of Ouster’s EMEA markets. “Ouster’s digital lidar offers high-performance and reliability in extreme environments whether on a ski slope, in a mine, or on industrial equipment.”

More details are available at the Ouster website.