AWS runs edge software on orbiting satellite

Satellite

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has successfully deployed a range of its compute and machine learning (ML) software on a satellite in orbit.

The feat was achieved in collaboration with space logistics company D-Orbit and AI automation frim Unibap as part of a ten-month experiment.

Conducted in low Earth orbit (LEO), the project saw D-Orbit rapidly analysing large quantities of Earth Observation (EO) imagery data onboard its orbating ION satellite while using AWS...

Synaptics launches AI vision and audio module, KatanaConnect

Vision

Edge developer Synaptics has launched its KatanaConnect module, a wireless AI vision and audio device.

Synaptics specialise in human interface hardware and software, with KatanaConnect using AI computer vision and audio sensing to support applications ranging from security to automation and monitoring.

Ananda Roy, senior product manager of low-power edge AI at Synaptics, said: “KatanaConnect enables the fastest, most future-proof path to feature-rich, connected AI...

Avassa and Axiomatics team up for edge authorisation solution

Authorisation Password

Edge orchestration provider Avassa has teamed up with authorisation specialist Axiomatics to bring efficient authorisation solutions to edge environments.

The two companies have developed a solution that allows organisations to implement a zero-trust philosophy to their edge networks without the complexities of managing a large number of devices.

Combining Avassa’s edge orchestration solutions with Axiomatics’ attribute-based access control (ABAC) platform, the...

Rockwell Automation taps ZEDEDA for edge management solution

Factory robots building a car.

Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation provider, has entered into an agreement with ZEDEDA to bring edge management capabilities to the manufacturing industry.

ZEDEDA’s edge orchestration solutions will bolster Rockwell’s ability to cater to manufacturers digital transformation and edge management needs.

Chantal Polsonetti, vice president of advisory services at ARC Advisory Group, said: “This partnership is a natural next step to improve management and...

Akamai invests in Macrometa for joint edge cloud platform

Digital Visualisation

Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) provider, has invested in edge services provider Macrometa as the two partner to integrate their services.

By combining Akamai’s cloud infrastructure with Macrometa’s global data network, the two companies give developers the option to build enterprise applications that can utilise edge services.

The joint partnership will support enterprise customers looking to develop and run applications or APIs across the cloud and edge....

Versa Networks secures £105m for SASE security platform

Cyber Security

Secure networking firm Versa Networks has secured £105 million in a pre-IPO round of investment for its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform.

The company, which has raised £276 million across seven funding rounds since 2012, plans to use the funds to better market itself and further advance the SASE industry.

Kelly Ahuja, CEO at Versa Networks, said: “This funding will allow us to expand our go-to-market and accelerate new innovations that will further expand...

Sidus Space wins Exo-Space contract to deploy edge tech in space

ISS Space

Satellite service provider Sidus Space has been awarded a contract to deploy edge technology for Exo-Space, a satellite hardware developer.

Through the agreement, Sidus Space will integrate Exo-Space’s AI software technology on Earth Observation satellites. Sidus Space plans to integrate Exo-Space’s payload into LizzieSat, its hybrid 3D-printed satellite, in 2023.

The collaboration will allow for ultra-low latency space analytics that provide insights into Earth...

Edjx partners with Zeblok to boost AI app deployment at the edge

AI deployment

Decentralised edge computing provider Edjx has partnered with Zeblok Computational, an AI platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider.

Zeblok’s AI-MicroCloud will integrate with the Edjx platform to meet the growing demand for simplified and rapid edge deployment solutions.

Edjx and Zeblok clients will benefit from this integration by having easier access to AI models for deployment across thousands of edge locations.

The AI-MicroCloud offered by Zeblok supports...

Invisible AI bags $15m to grow computer vision tech for Industry 4.0

Invisible AI

Computer vision software developer Invisible AI has raised $15 million (£13.5m) in a Series A round of funding.

New investment, led by Van Tuyl Companies (VTC), brings the company’s total amount raised to $21 million (£19m). Other investors included 8VC, K9 Ventures, FM Capital, and Sierra Ventures.

Invisible AI powers its computer vision technology through an edge AI software platform that requires no coding knowledge. This allows developers to easily build AI...

IBM and Bharti Airtel to deliver edge services over 5G to India

Interconnected Globe

IBM plans to work with Indian telco Bharti Airtel to bring secure edge cloud services through 5G networks to the nation’s enterprises.

The Airtel edge platform will combine IBM Cloud Satellite with Red Hat’s OpenShift technology. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest passenger car maker, already plans on using the platform to make its quality inspections faster and more accurate.

Rajesh Uppal, senior executive director of HR and IT at Maruti Suzuki, said: “At Maruti...