InterDigital and Anritsu partner to present smart factory multi-access edge computing demo

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Mobile and video technology R&D firm, InterDigital, has partnered with Anritsu, a provider of comms test and measurement solutions, on a smart factory use case for 5G New Radio (NR) using network slicing and multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Utilising InterDigital’s Intelligent Edge solution for smart factories alongside the Anritsu Rapid Test Designer (RTD) and MT8000A Radio Communication Test Station, which simulates a Standalone (SA) mode 5G NR network, the...

Akamai’s edge computing upgrades expand possibilities for developers

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Akamai, a content delivery network services provider, has unveiled upgrades to its EdgeWorkers platform in an effort to help companies create and deliver better user experiences at the edge.

The enhancements include more flexibility for EdgeWorkers, making it easier for developers to deploy code at the edge. 

New resource tiers offer developers a choice by packaging CPU and memory, along with commensurate pricing options, to best fit their needs. The two tiers -...

US Postal Service to speed up package processing with edge computing

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The US Postal Service (USPS) has been harnessing edge computing combined with AI to faster process the 7.3 billion parcels it deals with annually.

The organisation has implemented advanced computer systems at 195 of its mail processing centres throughout the USA to work on seven computer vision models, reducing the time required to track a missing package from numerous days to less than two hours.

A computer vision task that would previously have taken a fortnight on...

Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Xilinx claims edge compute milestone with highest AI performance-per-Watt

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Xilinx, a specialist in adaptive computing, has introduced the Versal AI Edge series, designed to enable AI innovation from the edge to the endpoint. 

With 4X the AI performance-per-watt versus GPUs1 and 10X greater compute density versus previous-generation adaptive system-on-chips (SoCs), Xilinx describes the Versal AI Edge series as “the world’s most scalable and adaptable portfolio for next-generation distributed intelligent systems”.

Versal AI Edge...

More than half of business use or plan to utilise edge computing

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Edge computing adoption is picking up, with 54% of organisations either utilising or planning to utilise edge computing technologies within the next year. 

Another 30% have plans to evaluate edge deployments over the next 12 to 24 months.

These details were unveiled in the 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey report compiled by the Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations.

IoT technologies are being adopted at an...

Learn key edge computing insights, trends, challenges & opportunities at the free Edge Computing Expo, 16-17 June 2021

Edge Computing Conference Europe is a free virtual edge computing event taking place on 16-17 June 2021 (CEST), consisting of top-level content and thought leadership discussions exploring the edge computing ecosystem. Join 1,000+ senior technology professionals for a variety of solo presentations and expert panel discussions from speakers sharing their unparalleled edge computing industry knowledge.

In a world where speed, connectivity and real time access to data...

Emerson unveils edge software for advanced machine analytics

Emerson’s PACEdge.

Technology and engineering firm, Emerson, has launched its PACEdge industrial edge platform, designed to help manufacturers accelerate digital transformation projects by enabling users to quickly create and scale up apps. 

The PACEdge platform is said to simplify application development by bringing together open-source tools into a flexible, integrated and secure platform for utilising machine data and analytics. The PACEdge release coincides with the launch of Emerson’s...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

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...