Allied Vision announces partnership with Antmicro to develop open-source based edge computing systems | Automation.com

Allied Vision announces partnership with Antmicro to develop open-source based edge computing systems

Allied Vision announces partnership with Antmicro to develop open-source based edge computing systems

July 25, 2019 – Allied Vision, a global provider of industrial camera solutions and Antmicro, a software-driven embedded technology company developing open-source based edge computing systems, have announced a strategic partnership to drive their common goals in building complex and portable vision systems.

The announcement is made to underline the ongoing collaboration between the companies that started with the joint demonstration of a successful technology integration between Allied Vision’s revolutionary Alvium camera series and Antmicro’s real-time deep learning object detection system based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier edge computing platform. The collaboration between Antmicro and Allied Vision in the embedded software domain was since extended to cover the entire NVIDIA Jetson series including the Jetson Nano board, as well as multiple platforms from NXP.

Allied Vision delivers camera solutions for industrial inspection, medical and scientific imaging, traffic monitoring, and many more applications. With an integrated Image Signal Processor and a comprehensive Image Processing Library, the ALVIUM technology allows system engineers to perform image corrections and preprocessing tasks on the camera instead of using resources of the embedded board.

Allied Vision’s idea of open interfaces and true portability enabled by a compatible series of cameras interfacing a range of sensors with a variety of embedded platforms resonates well with Antmicro’s vision of scalable and open technology. Antmicro works closely with Allied Vision around the Alvium series, developing the Alvium camera software stack for embedded Linux system-on-modules from other Antmicro partners like NVIDIA, NXP, Toradex, and Google.

Allied Vision cameras, combined with Antmicro’s software and hardware development services - seeded by an open-source, customizable hardware offering such as Antmicro’s open Jetson Nano baseboard and Google Coral baseboard - can be used by industrial customers to aid in designing products, especially those using edge AI, in areas such as robotics, automotive, UAVs, medical, mining, transportation, and retail.

The two companies intend to work together both on a strategic and operations level. Allied Vision and Antmicro sales and FAE teams will be advising joint customers on selecting the base computing platform, software, and hardware development options. The advice will also include integration and AI services for machine vision projects across various industrial verticals to offer complete product solutions leveraging the modularity of the Alvium camera series.

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