Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...

Scale Computing works with Intel on scalable edge management solution

Warehouse

Edge solutions firm Scale Computing has entered into a strategic partnership with Intel to offer a fully integrated platform designed for deploying and managing applications at the edge.

The Indiana, USA-based company is known for its hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that support data centre, cloud, and edge environments.

With growing demand for ultra-low latency applications, the Intel NUC Enterprise Edge Compute (EEC) Edition will fit comfortably into use cases...

Dell Technologies expands edge portfolio for retail solutions

Retail Store

Dell Technologies is expanding its edge portfolio with a number of solutions aimed at helping retail generate more value from their data.

Edge technologies have improved retail customer experiences in recent years through solutions such as curbside pickup and frictionless checkouts.

A recent study commissioned by Dell and conducted by 451 Research found this growth will continue with 77% of retailers expecting to increase edge deployments significantly in the next two...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office branches.

The short depth, 2U server comes in a compact size with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations optimised for edge workloads.

Organisations can use Azure...

Aiseed joins Japanese accelerator program with edge AI drones

AI Drone

Aiseed, a Taiwan-based drone start-up, has joined Japan’s accelerator program with its edge AI-powered drone to bring innovation to Japanese government and enterprise.

The company’s cutting-edge drones use both multi-rotor and fixed-wing modes depending on circumstance to fly between 50-60mph for up to half an hour.

As the global drone market grows, Aiseed hopes to build on use cases for consumer markets, military and rescue operations, visual inspections, and...

SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

CCTV Camera

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

Synaptics uses edge AI to bring better voice recognition to headsets

Synaptics Headset

Synaptics, a human interface hardware and software developer, has unveiled a new edge AI headset platform that improves voice recognition.

The AudioSmart AS33970 SoC brings a number of major upgrades to the world of wireless headsets and audio recognition.

It is said to be the world’s first highly integrated AI-enabled ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation) and hybrid ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) single-chip solution integrating neural and voice processing engines...

AAEON edge device can predict your Big Mac meal before you order it

AAEON BOXER-8221AI

Taiwan-based computing manufacturer AAEON is cooperating with a US manufacturer to deploy an AI edge computing device that speeds up drive-thru services.

Already deployed at hundreds of locations across the US, AAEON’s BOXER-8221AI is a compact edge system that is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano and utilises a fan-less design.

The system leverages both AI technology and big data analysis to help with the allocation of drive-thru workers and tasks by predicting customer...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...