Socionext Collaborates with Foxconn to Deliver Edge-AI Solutions for Retail, Manufacturing

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A new press release states, “Socionext Inc., a world leading system-on-chip (SoC) solutions provider, has introduced new, intelligent, scalable edge-AI solutions developed in partnership with Foxconn Technology Group and Network Optix Inc. Socionext has partnered closely with Foxconn, a global leader in smart manufacturing together with Network Optix, a creator of innovative video management software (VMS) on the high-performance edge system.  The newly launched solutions are powered by a scalable, 24-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC offering exceptional CPU performance, which provides excellent processing speed and power-savings. The new system is designed to support the most demanding edge computing, smart energy, Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time data processing applications.”

The release goes on, “Socionext and Foxconn have collaborated on the development of Foxconn’s BOXiedge, a high-density, fan-less, and highly efficient edge server that measures a compact 200mm x 200mm (1U) and typically consumes only 30W of power. The BOXiedge is ideal for industrial internet AI applications as it provides over 20 TOPS in total with AI accelerating card that offers excellent performance in object classification. It also supports the mainstream Caffe and TensorFlow AI development frameworks, so no additional learning time is required. In order to support additional computational off-loading of real-time applications, Foxconn will be pre-installing the Network Optix’s Witness VMS to the BOXiedge server for better optimization. Additionally, it provides immediate support for a broad range of IP cameras on the market.”

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