With the increasing penetration of network-related technologies, the edge computing market is expected to exceed $8.29 billion globally by 2025, with a growth rate of approximately 29 percent. The explosion of edge computing is unlocking endless potential across verticals. Edge computing helps enterprises acquire advanced data faster by employing a powerful processor and AI accelerators to boost machine learning at the point of data collection.
Artificial intelligence has the ability to reshape and redefine the way we live and work. The growing trend also leads to us anticipate seeing more and more AI-enabled solutions in the workplace.
AAEON utilizes Intel Technology empowering AI at the edge
By working closely with Intel, UP – an innovative brand of AAEON, has developed a wide range of AI solutions for vertical markets which include industrial 4.0, digital surveillance, robotics, and intelligent transportation. AI solutions from UP deliver incredible processing, ultra-low latency, and composability ideal for top-of-rack deployments.
Collaborating with Intel® AI Builders Program, AAEON has access to a wide range of Intel hardware solutions including CPUs, GPUs, VPUs, and FPGAs. The program connects industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and enterprise end-users with Intel architecture. Intel AI technologies enable the pooling of expertise and technical know-how in driving the development and deployment of AI and internet of things (IoT) solutions. Being actively involved in this ecosystem, AAEON has demonstrated its high standard and in-depth knowledge and led the development of new platforms and solutions built for AI at the edge. Thanks to the benefit of Intel’s ecosystem and AAEON’s cutting-edge embedded systems with the latest computer vision software, together with acquiring dynamic cooperation opportunities, we are proud to present one of our successful joint solutions which is the Wahtari ANPR Camera. An AI-powered, license-plate recognition solution.
Wahtari AI-powered License Plate Recognition Solution
Wahtari is an AI solution provider with a proven track record of analyzing edge data with incredible accuracy on their Wahtari ANPR Camera, powered by AAEON hardware, the Intel Atom® processor, the Intel Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPUs, and Intel Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit. This compact solution consists of integrated cutting-edge Intel processors, and the state-of-the-art Wahtari nLab AI training platform, which delivers AI inference at 45 frames per second and detects over 7000 license plates per hour.
Furthermore, Wahtari makes full use of OpenVINO™ toolkit and Model Optimizer, which significantly optimizes AI inference workloads and parses its output to the Wahtari neural engine (nGin). Thanks to Intel architecture, AAEON hardware and Wahtari’s solution, this robust AI acceleration system and proprietary algorithms platform jumpstarts AI license-plate recognition in different countries regardless of plate language, layout, and font type.
Advances AI at the Edge with Intel AI Technologies
With the aim of promoting closer collaboration between manufacturers experienced in providing AI solutions, Intel AI technologies enable the pooling of expertise and technical know-how in driving the development and deployment of AI and IoT solutions. Being actively involved in this ecosystem, AAEON has thus demonstrated its high standard and in-depth knowledge and led the development of new platforms and solutions built for AI at the edge.
To learn more about the collaboration between Intel, AAEON, and Wahtari, read this case study.
To find out how AAEON and Wahtari accelerate computer vision performance at the edge, visit https://up-board.org/up-wahtari-smartcam-solution/
About AAEON and UP
Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides reliable and high-quality computing platforms, including industrial motherboards and systems, industrial displays, rugged tablets, embedded controllers, network appliances and related accessories, as well as integrated solutions.
AAEON is an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance.
UP is a brand founded by AAEON Technology Europe in 2015. The UP team aims to bring innovation in technology, business models, and integrated solutions. The UP team collaborates with market leaders in different vertical markets to develop integrated solutions and build a large online community to work closely with developers.
Based in Munich, Germany, Wahtari’s broad range of AI hardware and software components in combination with the Wahtari AI vision platform enables them to develop customized AI systems in a short time. Wahtari also offers well-proven, ready-to-use AI systems that can be easily adapted and integrated.
 Edge Computing Market – Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 – 2025) – Research and Markets.