Vizi-AI™ combines plug-and-play hardware and software enabling a faster, easier and scalable starting point for machine vision AI deployments at the edge
2020/04/07Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
ADLINK Technology, a global leader in edge computing, has launched Vizi-AI™ with Intel providing a development starter kit (devkit) for industrial machine vision artificial intelligence (AI).
The Vizi-AI starter devkit includes an Intel Atom® based SMARC computer module with Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit and ADLINK Edge™ software. The dekvit is now available through Arrow Electronics in the North America and EMEA regions. ADLINK previewed Vizi-AI at Embedded World in February where it was awarded ‘Best in Show’ for AI and machine learning by Embedded Computing Design.
Developers can easily connect Vizi-AI to different image capture devices and then deploy and improve machine learning models to harness insight from vision data to optimize operational decision-making. Vizi-AI includes a range of pre-built OpenVINO compatible machine learning models that can be used straight out of the box.
The Vizi-AI devkit includes:
- Intel Atom based SMARC computer module with Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU and 40 pin connector.
- Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, which optimizes deep learning workloads across Intel® architecture−including accelerators−and streamlines deployments from the edge to the cloud.
- ADLINK Edge™ software provides enhanced functionality of OpenVINO through the ADLINK Data River™ which enables data to flow freely and securely.
- ADLINK Edge™ Profile builder which provides a simple, intuitive user experience to manage devices and applications.
- ADLINK Edge™ Model Manager which enables users to add their own models to a pre-loaded selection for easy deployment.
Vizi-AI is also supported by its own community, www.goto50.ai where users can find support, pre-built scenarios and other useful resources.
“ADLINK is working closely with Intel to apply artificial intelligence to edge computing and our new Vizi-AI devkit releases the potential for developers to deploy vision-based AI applications faster and easier than ever so our industrial customers can optimize operational efficiency and drive business value,” said Steve Cammish, VP Edge Solutions at ADLINK. “We have designed the Vizi-AI devkit as an integrated hardware and software solution which provides users with an ideal starting point to find business value from machine vision AI by enabling easy edge deployment of their machine learning models. This approach can then be scaled for industrial requirements using the same software but deployed on more powerful hardware as needed. This gives our customers the ultimate future-proofed flexibility, knowing at deployment time they can make their hardware solution choice, but in development they can start on our low-cost Edge AI Development kit.”
About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) leads edge computing, the catalyst for a world powered by artificial intelligence. ADLINK manufactures edge hardware and develops edge software for embedded, distributed and intelligent computing – from powering medical PCs in the intensive care unit to building the world’s first high-speed autonomous race car – more than 1600 customers around the world trust ADLINK for mission-critical success. ADLINK holds top-tier edge partnerships with Intel, NVIDIA, AWS and SAS, and also participates on the Intel Board of Advisors, ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee and Autoware Foundation Board. ADLINK contributes to open source, robotics, autonomous, IoT and 5G standards initiatives across 24+ consortiums, driving innovation in manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, defense, transportation and infotainment. For over 25 years, with 1800+ ADLINKers and 200+ partners, ADLINK enables the technologies of today and tomorrow, advancing technology and society around the world. Follow ADLINK Technology on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit adlinktech.com.