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I will not be able to answer all of your questions myself, but I shall attempt to address some of them.
Types of RealSense units(Long Range and Short Range)
SR300 (1.5 m approx)
R200 (4 - 5 m approx)
ZR300 ( 3.5m indoor range and longer range outdoors)
• Development kits availability
Development kits are available on the Intel store page.
• SW Development tool chain
By SW, I am guessing you mean the software development tool chain.
Intel's RealSense SDK currently supports the F200 camera (the now-unavailable predecessor of the SR300) and the SR300 camera. Active development of tools for the R200 ceased at the previous '2016 R2' SDK version, though the open-source SDK Librealsense will likely continue to support it.
The ZR300 development kit is not available until 28 February 2017, so support for it is not in the SDK yet. Intel's plans regarding SDK support will likely be announced soon.
• OS support, Support for custom Linux OS
The official RealSense SDK supports Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 for R200 (with an OS update), and Windows 10 only for the SR300.
Support for Linux and Mac OSX is provided via the Librealsense open-source SDK.
• Model Number
The model numbers listed in the Intel developer kit store are:
R200: # :VF0830 ($169.99 model - the $99 model is listed as a 'special introductory price', so may be listed on there in error)
SR300: # :06VF081000003
• Part Number
• Data sheets
• Tutorial and customer support during development phase
Support is provided by Intel support staff and community members through this support community site. There is also a large amount of tutorial articles on using RealSense that are available on Intel websites and from other sources.
• Availability for commercial use
This has always been a somewhat unclear area of policy. The official policy on the RealSense developer kit store is:
"The Camera is intended solely for use by developers with the Intel® RealSense SDK for Windows solely for the purposes of developing applications using Intel RealSense technology. The Camera may not be used for any other purpose, and may not be dismantled or in any way reverse engineered."
Of course, there are commercial products that make use of the RealSense technology, such as drones, laptop PCs and the Razer Stargazer camera, which is a Razer-branded version of the SR300. The distinction may be that they contain the RealSense camera -circuit board- and do not make use of the Developer Kits purchased from the Intel store.
It would also be permissible, I believe, to purchase 500 Developer Kits and use them to run a RealSense application that was developed with the camera. Where it may fall foul of the commercial use policy is if you intended to sell them onwards somehow (e.g bundled with another product that you were selling). I'm sure someone at Intel could give you clear advice about what is and is not permitted.
• Unit price for commercial use
Unknown. As far as I know, the Intel online store price is the price that you pay per unit.
• Mass Procurement unit price (unit price for 10, 100, 500 numbers)
Unknown. If such a bulk-buy policy exists, it would be up to Intel to discuss the terms of that with you. If a bulk-buy policy existed for volumes in the low range (e.g 10), it would likely be listed in the store's policies. I have not seen such a policy.
Please share the contact details of RealSense marketing sales and purchasing representative
I have observed that the correct course of action is to let a particular Intel representative post here to volunteer themselves as a contact if they see this message and feel that they can act as a go-between to refer your inquiry to the appropriate department.
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MartyG, thank you very much for your excellent answer.
Mohan, we appreciate your interest in the Intel RealSense Technology, we have noticed that MartyG has replied with very helpful information, moreover, we would like to suggest you to contact click.Intel (Click Support) in order to query for a bulk-buy policy and questions related to sales, since they are in charge of the RealSense sales.
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I must say that I am awed at MartyG's depth of knowledge and thoroughness. Yermi, thanks also for your information. I will add just a tad of clarification to some items.
There is a RealSense SDK for Linux, available here https://github.com/IntelRealSense/realsense_sdk, that supports just the ZR300 camera. It provides libraries for person tracking, object tracking, and SLAM.
ZR300 Part Number is 995176 which is the same model number MartyG pointed out.
Other self-help resources
RealSense Web Site (must see)
RealSense Customer Support
The development kits that are for sale on Click are meant for development purposes only. They come with a 90-day return policy. Therefore they are not recommended for commercial use or productization.
For commercial use, we recommend you purchase camera modules (they are what is inside the development kit) from Intel distributors.
If you want to use RealSense cameras in a product and want to buy in bulk, you should purchase the camera modules at Intel distributors like Mouser or Arrow. Just about any Intel distributor can order these modules for you.
Unit pricing, mass procurement, sales
Contact your favorite Intel distributor for bulk sales of RealSense camera modules.
I hope this answers all of your questions.
Intel Customer Support
Thank you so much for sharing valuable information
Other self-help resources --> Not working or i am not allowed to access this page
RealSense Web Site (must see)
We are seeking to buy directly from intel instead of distributors...
For our business reasons i will take up this with my internal purchasing team to follow with RealSense Sales team