BrainChip calls for application-based benchmarks in edge AI

Overheating

Neuromorphic AI chip developer BrainChip believes better metrics are needed to iron out the limitations of current industry-standard performance benchmarks in edge AI.

The company’s findings, part of a new whitepaper, suggest that metrics need to be continually refined upon to measure performance and efficiency in real-world edge deployments.

BrainChip also posits that its neuromorphic processors help to increase performance at low-power while reducing latency. It sees...

One Stop Systems bags $3m deal to upgrade US military radar simulations

Radar

Edge computing provider One Stop Systems has secured a $3 million (£2.4m) deal to upgrade radar simulation systems for the US Department of Defense (DoD).

One Stop Systems (OSS) plans to integrate its 4UV accelerator system with the DoD Missile Defense Agency’s mobile radar systems and edge data centres.

The end goal is to improve performance using AI to generate virtual simulations that will enhance the accuracy and speed of multiple missile defence...

Schneider Electric works with BitSight on industry edge security

Warehouse

Energy management company Schneider Electric has partnered with cybersecurity ratings firm BitSight to improve threat detection in the operational technology (OT) sector.

Industrial edge assets will be protected through a joint threat intelligence solution designed to identify deployments that could be prone to attacks or security weaknesses.

The companies plan to focus on OT protocols exposed over the internet and contextualise them with improved attribution. The...

Quadric and Ams Osram build smart sensor solutions for the edge

Vision

Edge AI chip developer Quadric has partnered with optical solutions company Ams Osram to work on a smart sensing solution for edge applications.

Combining Quadric’s Chimera neural processors with Ams Osram’s CMOS sensors, the two companies have developed a smart sensing module with machine learning and image capture capabilities.

The Ams Osram Mira220 CMOS image sensor is built for either 2D or 3D industrial and consumer machine vision use...

1&1 AG builds first Open RAN mobile network in Europe

Mobile Network

German telco 1&1 AG has launched the first European mobile network built on Open RAN technology.

Open RAN is an innovative approach to building mobile networks that doesn’t require a single supplier. By combining hardware interoperability with open standards for software, telco providers can reduce costs and complexities without having to rely on traditional vendors like Huawei or Nokia.

Ralph Dommermith, CEO of 1&1 AG, said: “The commissioning of our Open...

EU gives Cellnex £10.5m to build cross-border 5G infrastructure

Road Infrastructure

The European Commission, the EU’s governing body, has awarded Spanish telecoms company Cellnex £10.5 million (€12m) to deploy 5G infrastructure across the continent.

The planned projects will cover two road corridors connecting Spain to France, from Barcelona to Montpellier and Bilbao to Bordeaux, and another two corridors linking Spain and Portugal, from Salamanca to Vigo and Mérida to Évora.

As part of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe programme, the...

Extenda Retail taps Avassa’s edge platform for in-store software provision

Retail Store

Retail software company Extenda Retail has chosen Avassa’s edge orchestration platform to enhance its applications and hybrid solutions.

Through the collaboration, Extenda Retail has said its clients will be able to improve efficiency and optimise their customers’ experience.

The company added that using Avassa’s platform will mean essential retail operations can go uninterrupted and customers won’t have to deal with any downtime.

Shayne Clausson, CTO...

Nokia survey reveals ROI for private wireless networks

Investment

Nearly 80% of organisations that adopt private wireless networks expect to or have already seen a return on investment (ROI) within six months, a Nokia survey has revealed.

The research, conducted by GlobalData, aimed to understand the impact private wireless networks have on enterprises. It also found that more than half of respondents had enjoyed reduced costs since installing private wireless technology.

GlobalData surveyed 79 key decision makers at multinational...

Nokia brings 4.9G LTE connectivity to major Chilean port

Container Port

Nokia has expanded the coverage of its industry-grade LTE private network in South America with a new deployment at a major port in San Antonio, Chile.

The new wireless network at Port San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) runs on Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform.

It will provide 4.9G LTE connectivity to hundreds of employees, sensors, and vehicles in deployment at the 31-hectare site.

Nokia claims the network delivers high-bandwidth and...

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...