Socionext has introduced new, intelligent, scalable edge-AI solutions developed in partnership with Foxconn Technology Group and Network Optix Inc.
Socionext has partnered closely with Foxconn, a global leader in smart manufacturing together with Network Optix, a creator of innovative video management software (VMS) on the high-performance edge system.
The newly launched solutions are powered by a scalable, 24-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC offering exceptional CPU performance, which provides excellent processing speed and power-savings. The new system is designed to support the most demanding edge computing, smart energy, Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time data processing applications.
High-Density Fan-less Edge-AI Sever “BOXiedge” enhancing operational efficiency:
Socionext and Foxconn have collaborated on the development of Foxconn’s BOXiedge, a high-density, fan-less, and highly efficient edge server that measures a compact 200mm x 200mm (1U) and typically consumes only 30W of power.
The BOXiedge is ideal for industrial internet AI applications as it provides over 20TOPS in total with AI accelerating card that offers excellent performance in object classification.
BOXiedge Plus Nx Witness VMS:
The new edge computing system developed with Network Optix combines the ultra-fast processing capabilities of Arm-based CPU with Network Optix’s Nx Witness VMS that integrates seamlessly with other products ‘Powered-by-Nx’ built on the Nx Meta Video Development Platform for analyzing and enriching video data.
This compact and efficient Edge AI server is ideal for real-time edge inference applications such as being able to recognize and filter video input using metadata to identify objects, people, commodities, human faces and even pathways. Potential applications include smart retail, smart manufacturing, surveillance, medical AI, and more.
“Socionext is taking a unique approach to solving the challenges of creating lightweight but powerful AI-enabled hardware with their advanced SoC solutions. The collaboration between Nx, Socionext, and Foxconn strengthens the ability of all companies involved to bring to market exceptional intelligent video hardware that can be used for a variety of applications – from cloud-based IoT solutions to on-premise edge processing” said Tony Luce, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Network Optix.
“Socionext, as a provider of SoC-based solutions, looks to create a solid synergy by working with leading high-tech companies such as Foxconn and Network Optix,” said Kotaro Goto, Vice Head of the Automotive & Industrial Business Group at Socionext. “Moving business processes to the edge with simple and scalable hardware solutions offer service providers the ability to streamline workflow and support a wide range of business needs, resulting in faster response times and data transfer speed” added Goto.
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