SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

CCTV Camera

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

Synaptics uses edge AI to bring better voice recognition to headsets

Synaptics Headset

Synaptics, a human interface hardware and software developer, has unveiled a new edge AI headset platform that improves voice recognition.

The AudioSmart AS33970 SoC brings a number of major upgrades to the world of wireless headsets and audio recognition.

It is said to be the world’s first highly integrated AI-enabled ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation) and hybrid ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) single-chip solution integrating neural and voice processing engines...

AAEON edge device can predict your Big Mac meal before you order it

AAEON BOXER-8221AI

Taiwan-based computing manufacturer AAEON is cooperating with a US manufacturer to deploy an AI edge computing device that speeds up drive-thru services.

Already deployed at hundreds of locations across the US, AAEON’s BOXER-8221AI is a compact edge system that is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano and utilises a fan-less design.

The system leverages both AI technology and big data analysis to help with the allocation of drive-thru workers and tasks by predicting customer...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

CyberLink AI and ASUS edge computing unite for retail IoT solution

CyberLink FaceMe

CyberLink Corp., an AI and facial recognition company, has integrated its FaceMe AI facial recognition engine with ASUS's Tinker Board 2 computer to help improve security and contactless experiences in retail, public services, and hospitality.

CyberLink’s FaceMe developer kit is a cross-platform AI facial recognition engine ranked as one of the most accurate in the world. Optimised for IoT hardware, FaceMe seeks to bring highly accurate and flexible facial recognition...

Intel explores edge rationale for retail, healthcare and industrial spaces

Another day, another report exploring the benefits of the edge and how organisations are behind the curve in making it happen.

The report from Intel, 'The Edge Outlook', looks at four industries and how edge computing will benefit: retail, industrial, healthcare, and telecoms.

Overall, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled said that identifying 'the ideal location' for data process was a challenge. The report, citing Intel's own examples, looks to guide IT...

EdgeX Foundry’s Hanoi release focuses on edge use cases for manufacturing and retail

EdgeX Foundry has released its latest semi-annual iteration, called Hanoi, with a plethora of new features and industries targeted.

The release from the LF Edge-based project within the Linux Foundation, which is a minor offering, includes simplified deployment protocols, as well as improved performance and scalability testing.

The key launch from the product side is command line interface (CLI), enabling develoeprs and users to issue various EdgeX API calls to its...

Edge computing spend in Canada to hit C$7.5bn by 2024, predicts IDC

Total spend on edge computing in Canada will hit C$7.5 billion (£4.33bn) by 2024 at a CAGR of 12.3%, according to IDC.

The findings, which appear as part of the analyst firm's Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, sees retail as the industry with the most spend, ahead of federal and central government and banking. Retail is predicted to see a five year CAGR of 14.7%, with six of the 19 analysed industry segments delivering more than 5% of total Canadian spending in...