Technology Advances in AI, 5G & LoRaWAN Connectivity and Edge Computing at SIDO Lyon

Advantech will be using this year’s SIDO Lyon conference (September 14-15, stand W101) to showcase its extensive product portfolio. The company will have a series of live demos grouped into three key categories: artificial intelligence (AI), 5G & LoRaWAN Connectivity and Edge computing.

The AI ​​Area

Among the solutions being demonstrated in this area will be a MIC-730AI inferencing unit, based on the NVIDIA Jetson™ Xavier system-on-module (SoM), and BrainCreators’ digital crowd inspector used for people counting and tracking. Besides, content about BrainCreators’ digital inspector ARA (Automated Recognition and Anonymization) will be presented. ARA takes privacy issues out of the picture, and it allows organizations to use surveillance camera footage for any purpose while complying with privacy (GDPR) regulations.

Advantech will show how to leverage AI at the Edge using AIR-020X, an ultra-compact edge AI system powered by the Nvidia Jetson Xavier. This is integrated with Advantech’s WISE-DeviceOn IoT device operation management software to support remote connectivity, device and data management along with Over The Air (OTA) update features to deploy production-ready AI inference models & remote desktops. Dashboards and situation rooms, on top of AI stats & inference results using Grafana, can easily be created as a result.

Other important highlights that must not be missed comprise the MIC-733-AO computing solution used for AI and video analytics, which incorporates dual 10GE ports and a Jetson AGX Orin™ module from NVIDIA.

Alongside this will be the MIC-715-NXA1 inference system with its 384 CUDA parallel computing cores, 12M connectivity and 21TOPS processing performance, the combination of Advantech’s popular MIC-770 computing and MIC-75GF10 expansion modules with NVIDIA MXM GPU cards.

The 5G & LoRaWAN Connectivity Area

Here a live demo will demonstrate the ability of the WISE-2410 LoRaWAN wireless Condition and Vibration monitoring sensorwith built-in temperature sensing and multi-axis accelerometer, to continuously measure multiple operating parameters (including vibration, temperature and humidity).

Visitors to the Advantech stand will also gain the opportunity to learn about the performance benefits offered by the WISE-6610 LoRaWAN gateway.

Here attendees will be able to see the company’s ICR-4453 5G cellular router/gateway, with quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor running at 1200MHz, in action. They will learn how this can be applied to a variety of 5G industrial networking use cases, providing ultra-fast, low latency data transfer while maintaining assured reliability.

Another product presented is AIW-355, a highly integrated 5G WWAN module that uses a M.2 form-factor interface and supports 5G NR SUB6/LTE FDD/LTE TDD/WCDMA systems. It can be applied to most mobile carriers’ cellular networks.

The Edge Computing Area

One of the many hardware solutions found in this area will be the highly robust ECU-150 intelligent communication gateway for industrial networks (featuring a 600MHz-rated Arm Cortex A8 processing resource).

In addition, the streamlined IPC-220 V2 industrial computer system (based on LGA1151 processing technology from Intel®) and the TPC-110W computer panel (with 10.1” multi-touch display for intuitive human/machine interaction plus a high-performance NXP quad -core processor) will be exhibited too. SIDO attendees will likewise get the chance to see the widely implemented UNO-127, UNO-137 and UNO-148 controllers for edge-based networking.

Another solution presented here is the EI-52 is designed for edge to cloud interconnection and for AI and 5G solutions. It includes an integrated hardware and software package with EdgeX Foundry IoT plug-and-play open software infrastructure and Advantech’s IoT WISE-DeviceOn edge intelligence software.

Finally, another vital aspect of Advantech’s involvement in SIDO will be to convey the ongoing commitments that the company is making to sustainability and corporate responsibility. Informative video content on these subjects will be available to access.

According to Stéphane Blanc, IIoT Sales Director Southern Europe at Advantech: “SIDO Lyon is one of the foremost events for those involved in IoT, AI, industrial networking and factory automation, and we are excited to be participating again this year. It will provide us with an invaluable platform for engaging with our customer base, learning about the challenges they face and keeping them up to date with the new engineering innovations we are driving. It will also allow us to set out our future sustainability goals.”

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