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...

Schneider Electric unveils Easy Rack Series in Europe

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Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, has launched its Easy Rack Series available exclusively in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 

Available in a variety of sizes, the Easy Rack series is designed to be quick and easy to install, while simple to scale, customise and accessorise. It delivers a high-quality and cost-effective rack system for a broad range of mission-critical applications, including network closets, edge...

Schneider Electric enhances European micro data centre offering

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Schneider Electric, an energy and automation digital solutions provider, has revealed that its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center R-Series for rugged indoor environments will be available in Europe by June 2021. 

The new micro data centres are said to offer a resilient and quick-to-deploy solution to help manage edge computing infrastructure within challenging industrial and manufacturing environments.

As more industrial operators deploy Industry 4.0 technologies to...

Microsoft’s Azure Percept aims to make AI at the edge more accessible

Microsoft has announced the launch of Azure Percept, a platform of hardware and services which looks to give customers an easier on-ramp to edge.

The platform, announced at Microsoft Ignite earlier this week, aims to give customers a 'single, end-to-end system, from hardware to AI capabilities, that 'just works' without requiring a lot of technical know-how', according to Roanne Sones, CVP of Microsoft's edge and platform group.

The Azure Percept platform includes a...

Intel’s new RealSense ID system uses on-device AI for facial authentication

Intel has debuted a new camera system called RealSense ID which uses on-device AI for facial authentication.

RealSense ID is designed for a range of applications including smart locks, access control, point-of-sale, ATMs, kiosks, and more.

An on-device active depth sensor is combined with a neural network to perform secure facial authentication at the edge.

Sagi Ben Moshe, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Growth and Incubation at...

Altran’s new 5G ‘Lab-as-a-Service’ provides an edge testing ground

Altran, a subsidiary of Capgemini, has opened a new 5G lab and is offering access “as-a-Service” for testing edge solutions.

The lab is physically based in Fundão, Portugal and enables telcos, enterprises, and OEMs to test edge solutions in a controlled environment.

Hardware and software are often used from a number of different vendors in any one network. Altran’s lab helps with testing interoperability and performance between equipment alongside experienced...

Eurotech is bringing its edge solutions to Arm’s Project Cassini

Eurotech, a provider of edge computing platforms and IoT enablement solutions, has joined Arm’s Project Cassini.

Project Cassini is an open, collaborative, and standards-based initiative which aims to deliver a cloud-native software experience across a secure Arm edge ecosystem.

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Eurotech will bring its vast experience in edge computing to Project Cassini.

Giuseppe Surace, CP&MO of Eurotech,...

AI chipmaker Hailo releases new form factors to fit more edge devices

Hailo wants to bring its groundbreaking AI chips to more edge devices with the release of new form factors.

The company’s AI modules offer unparalleled performance with up to 26 tera operations per second (TOPS).

In common neural network benchmarks, the Hailo-8 AI Acceleration Module outperforms Intel's Myriad-X by 26x and Google's Edge TPUs by 13x Frames Per Second (FPS) on average:

Hailo’s M.2 and PCI Express Mini Card modules now include the Hailo-8...

Maxim Integrated enables AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices

The latest chip from Maxim Integrated provides support for AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices.

Maxim Integrated’s new MAX78000 chip promises support for executing AI inferences at less than 1/100th the energy of software solutions. Such power-efficiency is vital for IoT devices which may have to last years before their batteries are replaced.

Kris Ardis, Executive Director for the Micros, Security, and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated,...

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and HPE team up for ‘edge in a box’ data centre

Schneider Electric, alongside partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have announced the launch of an 'edge in a box' offering for systems specifically designed for edge computing environments.

The joint solution utilises Schneider Electric's 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, StorMagic's SvSAN software and HPE's ProLiant servers, and can be customised through a global network of channel partners.

Potential use cases include supermarkets and...