The China International Industry Fair held in Shanghai last week provided us with the perfect opportunity to unveil our new family of VIA Edge AI systems powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform that we are rolling out in Q4 this year.
At the VIA booth, we showcased all three of the new systems, namely, the VIA ALTA DS 3, the VIA ARTiGO A920, and the VIA Mobile360 M820. In addition, we also had the VIA SOM-9X20 module, which is at the heart of the systems, on display.
The VIA ALTA DS 3 is a compact fanless system that we have designed for smart signage, kiosk, and vending devices that combine immersive multimedia display capabilities with real-time image capture and processing for New Retail applications such as facial recognition and VIP customer loyalty programs. The system supports dual 4K displays and offers a host of connectivity options, including 4G LTE wireless integration for deployments where no Ethernet or WiFi networks are available.
At our booth we demonstrated a VIA ALTA DS 3 system running the Retail Edge AI solution pack we plan to introduce later this year to facilitate the development of New Retail applications. Key features include facial recognition, people counting, audience demographics reporting, and whitelist/blacklist support. We can also provide a full set of customization services to ensure that it meets exact deployment requirements.
With an even smaller footprint than the VIA ALTA DS 3, the VIA ARTiGO A920 has been optimized for Enterprise Edge AI applications such as videoconferencing and building access control. We expect this system to be available in the first half of October.
We plan to roll out the VIA Mobile360 M820 Edge AI system towards the end of the year. At our booth, we used this system to power an in-vehicle cockpit integrating ADAS, 360-degree surround view, and Lidar capabilities, as well as a driver behavior monitoring application that detects fatigue and other potentially unsafe behaviors. It certainly caught the attention of the booth visitors!
Our new family of VIA Edge AI systems received a very enthusiastic response at the show from customers looking for high-performance solutions backed up by extensive hardware and software development and customization support services. Please feel free to contact me by email if you would like to learn more about how we can help you implement your own cutting-edge Edge AI installation.