One of the new challenges arising with the use of edge, fog, and cloud architectures is the connection of components to each other and to the public cloud. An important element of developing a solution capturing all pieces is the IoT framework susietec
At the field, or edge level, data is collected by industrial computers, e.g. by gateways, which process, filter, analyze and act on these data in real-time right at the device.
Edge, fog and cloud applications demand increasing computing power. The interfaces to sensors or machines often require non-standard solutions. Especially in smaller machines, space is limited or restricted in some dimension and need a special solution.
Today, the connection from the sensor device to the embedded cloud takes place via real-time data communication, on sensor and edge level - for example Industrial Ethernet or fieldbuses - and gateways , which provide the transformation of real time data into the informational area.
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Kontron partners with leading AI chipmaker Hailo to launch high-performance edge AI inference solutions
Kontron's 2.5” SBC pITX-iMX8M-AI-H8 and KBox A-150-WKL-AI-H8 offer compact, high-performance and power-efficient AI solutions combined with best-in-class Hailo-8™AI accelerator
Ismaning, Germany & Tel Aviv, Israel. November 16, 2021 -Kontron,a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announcedtoday it has forged a strategictechnology partnership with leading AI (ArtificialIntelligence) chipmaker Hailoto offer next generation AI edge inference solutions. The advancedHailo-8™ AI processor, performing at 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at atypical power consumption of less than 2.5 watts, enables edge devices to run atperformance levels previously only possible in the cloud. The strategiccollaboration offers customers a new level of high-performance, scalableAI-edge application-ready platforms for a wide range of market segments such asIndustry 4.0, smart cities, smartretailand more.
Kontron's pITX-iMX8M-AI-H8Arm®-based 2.5” SBC and the KBox A-150-WKL-AI-H8 X86-based Box PC featuringa range of Intel® Core™ i processors e.g. 8365UE(formerly Whiskey Lake) for X86-basedapplications are compact,energy-efficient, fanless high-performance edge compute platforms thatseamlessly integrate the best-in-class Hailo-8™AI-accelerator. Along with preinstalled drivers andBSP, thecomplete software toolchain is available under Hailo’s developer zone website.Hailo’s developer zone includes numerous pre-trained neural networks (“model zoo”),a bit–accurate simulator and performancetool, the Hailo dataflow compiler, and the Hailo“Tappas” high performance application toolkit, enabling the highly efficient implementationof innovative AI solutions at reduced time-to-market and engineeringcosts.
“Our AI strategyat Kontron is to provide scalable, best-in-class IoT/IIoT solutions for a hostof different applications and markets. Our strategic technology partnershipwith Hailo enables us to offer ourcustomers a new level of AI-edge application-readyplatforms. The partnership also includes the joint creation of new AI-readyboard level products and custom solutions on a project basis” says ChristophNeumann, VP Technology of the Kontron group. “In addition, we offer extensive AIproject services, including software application consulting and integration, aswell as the training of neural networks via ourown data scientists.”
“More andmore enterprises require edge AI solutions that ensure their devices are morepowerful, versatile, responsive and secure in order to keep up with the growingdemand for technological innovationacross industries,” says Liran Bar, VPBusiness Development of Hailo. “Our partnership with Kontron, an undisputedglobal leader in its field, bolsters our ability to address the growing demand forhigh-performance and scalable AI-edge application-ready platforms for a rangeof applications – from inspection systems to robotics to semi-autonomousdriving and beyond. Our work with Kontron is taking usone step closer towards usheringin a new era of AI solutions at the edge.”
Hailo will bepresenting a live AI demo as a co-exhibitor at the SPS 2021 exhibition onNovember 23-25. The demo can be seen at the Kontron booth in hall 7, booth 193.
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As part of the S&T technology group, Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
Hailo, an AI-focused, Israel-based chipmaker, has developed a specialized Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices. Hailo's AI processor reimagines traditional computer architecture, enabling smart devices to perform sophisticated deep learning tasks such as object detection and segmentation in real time, with minimal power consumption, size, and cost. Supported by its Hailo-8™ M.2 and Mini PCIe high-performance AI acceleration modules, the deep learning processor is designed to fit into a multitude of smart machines and devices, impacting a wide variety of sectors including automotive, industry 4.0, smart cities, smart homes, and retail. The company was founded in 2017 by members of the Israel Defense Forces' elite technology unit. For more information, please visit: www.hailo.ai
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