The company is working with Hailo, an AI chipmaker for edge devices; Socionext, a leading provider of advanced system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for imaging and video systems; and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch the EdgeTuring solution. The venture is designed to produce high image quality and high energy efficiency for AI inference nodes, benefiting a wide range of applications in industrial automation, smart devices, smart retail, and others.
Using Socionext's SC2000 image signal processor and the Hailo-8 M.2 AI acceleration module, EdgeTuringm, says the company, consumes less power, performs at a higher level, and ensures greater reliability for video analytics and privacy at the edge than alternative solutions. Leveraging AWS services such as Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams (Amazon KDS), EdgeTuring creates a seamless experience for customers to stream and analyze videos using a simple internet connection.
"EdgeTuring has an accuracy ranging from 95% to 99% for several state of the art deep learning - based computer vision applications, such as object detection, image classification and others," says Bill Pu, President and Co-Founder of Leopard Imaging. "Additionally, it processes frames much faster, supports more functions, consumes less power, and costs much less than any comparable solution—all with the ability to stream inputs in real time."
Launched last year, the Hailo-8 enables customers to integrate high performance AI capabilities of 26 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS) into edge devices, providing a more flexible solution for accelerating a wide range of deep learning-based applications with high efficiency—optimizing time to market with a standard form factor.
Orr Danon, CEO and Co-Founder of Hailo says, "We are excited to work with Leopard Imaging, Socionext, and AWS to bring unprecedented AI-based products to the edge market. As demand for AI at the edge grows, our innovative AI processor and acceleration modules, together with the solutions created by these industry leaders, will help usher in a new generation of AI that is more powerful, more scalable, and more cost-efficient."
Takuji Nukiwa, President at Socionext America adds, "It's a pleasure to announce our strategic collaboration with three global leaders in the AI solutions space. When it comes to edge technology, our new generation of chips enables more capabilities, and these new capabilities lead to new opportunities. The transformation of edge technology ushers in a new wave of smart industries that will continue to evolve and grow with the changing technologies."
The EdgeTuring processing solution is priced at $899.