Partner Product Showcase – Nexcom AIEdge-X®100-VPU
This month we are sharing some information about the NEXCOM AIEdge-X®100-VPU A compact AI system for edge applications in the precision market. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, NEXCOM is a trusted partner for intelligent solutions, utilising decades of industrial computing experience and a highly talented R&D team to offer time-to-market, time-to-solution products and service without compromising cost.
What is it?
The AIEdge-X®100-VPU is a new Edge AI computing solution from NEXCOM. This model takes a unique approach in combining a multimedia player with edge computing and AI processing. Unlike many other players on the market that use Intel® Core™ CPUs, the AIEdge-X®100-VPU utilises a power-saving Intel® Celeron® J3455 CPU and AIBooster® addon card with Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X to achieve similar performance to an Intel® Core™ i5 but with a cost saving of 35%.
The AIEdge-X®100-VPU multi-display media player is connected to two 4K displays and placed in the store to display advertising. The IP cameras are then connected to collect data from those locations. Captured images are processed to determine the number of customers, the gender and age of customers, viewer rate per screen, how long they looked at the screen, and this data is used to calculate the value of each advertising location. The results so far are impressive, with an overall sales increase of 20%.
Easy implementation is a critical component. Typically, rolling out an AI inference system to collect this data would take nine months with a custom solution. Now, with the power of multiple models available through OpenVINO™, development time has been slashed to only five months. Remote management allows all updates to happen automatically and data to pass seamlessly to a central management system.
Retail is not the only setting where the AIEdge-X®100-VPU slim computer can be used. Facial recognition in many other settings and public areas is within its capabilities. Other applications could include:
- License plate recognition: As license plate recognition makes its way into all areas of traffic management, having a cost-effective slim computer option makes integrating computer vision easy.
- Automated checkout: the AIEdge-X®100-VPU can be adapted for use in self-ordering and providing automated checkout. This can reduce overall waiting time and allow a single staff member to oversee many checkout counters.
- Body temperature checking: With continued COVID vigilance, regular temperature checks continue as a first-line defense in preventing social spread, this cost-effective choice reduces the barrier to implementation.
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Remote management, media display, and computer vision processing prowess make the AIEdge-X®100-VPU the ideal choice for discerning organisations that want to maximise their ROI and reap the benefits of a media player that not only provides beautiful display capabilities but valuable customer insights as well.
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