AI at the Edge: How BVM’s Solutions Are Enabling the Next Generation of Industrial Automation
In recent years, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing has opened up new possibilities for industrial automation. As companies strive to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance productivity, the role of AI at the edge has become increasingly vital. BVM, a leading provider of innovative solutions, is at the forefront of this technological transformation, enabling the next generation of industrial automation systems.
The Power of AI at the Edge
AI at the edge refers to the deployment of AI algorithms and capabilities directly on edge devices, such as embedded systems and edge servers, rather than relying on a centralized cloud infrastructure. This approach brings several significant advantages to industrial automation systems.
1. Real-time Decision Making
By leveraging AI at the edge, industrial automation systems can make critical decisions in real-time, without the need for constant communication with the cloud. This enables faster response times, reduces latency, and enhances overall system performance. BVM’s solutions incorporate advanced AI algorithms that can analyze vast amounts of data on the edge, empowering industrial automation systems to make intelligent decisions autonomously.
2. Enhanced Data Privacy and Security
With AI at the edge, sensitive data can be processed and analyzed locally without being transmitted to the cloud. This addresses concerns related to data privacy and security, as sensitive information can be kept within the confines of the edge device. By utilizing BVM’s cutting-edge solutions, industrial automation systems can maintain confidentiality and integrity while ensuring the highest level of data protection.
3. Scalability and Flexibility
Edge devices are typically distributed across various locations in an industrial environment. By deploying AI at the edge, companies can easily scale their automation systems and adapt to changing requirements. BVM’s solutions offer seamless integration with existing infrastructure, allowing industrial automation systems to evolve and grow as needed.
BVM’s Solutions: Transforming Industrial Automation
BVM, recognized as a pioneer in the field of industrial computing and embedded systems, has developed a range of innovative solutions that harness the power of AI at the edge. These solutions are specifically designed to enable the next generation of industrial automation and take advantage of the benefits outlined above.
1. Intelligent Machine Vision Systems
BVM’s intelligent machine vision systems leverage AI algorithms to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of visual inspections. By analysing images and videos in real-time at the edge, these systems can identify defects, monitor production lines, and improve quality control processes. With BVM’s AI Edge solutions, industrial automation systems can achieve higher levels of precision and productivity, leading to optimized manufacturing operations.
2. Predictive Maintenance Solutions
Unplanned equipment downtime can significantly impact productivity and profitability. Predictive maintenance solutions utilize AI at the edge to monitor equipment performance in real-time, accurately predict failures, and initiate proactive maintenance actions. By leveraging these solutions, industrial automation systems can minimize unplanned downtime, increase equipment lifespan, and optimize maintenance costs.
3. Intelligent Edge Gateways
BVM’s intelligent edge gateways act as a bridge between edge devices and the cloud, enabling seamless communication and data exchange. These gateways feature advanced AI capabilities that can process and analyze data at the edge, reducing latency and enhancing system responsiveness. With BVM’s intelligent edge gateways, industrial automation systems can leverage cloud resources while maintaining the benefits of AI at the edge.
IIoT and AIoT Ready Hardware
AI at the edge is revolutionizing the field of industrial automation, enabling the development of intelligent, efficient, and secure systems. BVM’s solutions play a vital role in facilitating this transformation, offering advanced AI capabilities that empower industrial automation systems to make real-time decisions, maintain data privacy, and achieve scalability. By embracing BVM’s innovative solutions, industries can unlock the true potential of AI at the edge and pave the way for the next generation of industrial automation.
All our solutions are provided on industrial lifetime availability programs – so on a minimum of 3-5 years
Edge Servers – High Performance Computers
BVM’s edge servers put you in control of the industrial IoT solutions you’re looking to develop and deploy – allowing your application to constantly analyse the data is being produced.
AI Edge PCs- Low Powered, High Performance Computers
Our solutions can help with applications such condition monitoring of multiple devices for the purpose of predictive maintenance or anomaly detection in communications networks.
IoT Gateways – Low Powered
Essentially, Industrial IoT gateways serve as computers that allow devices and sensors to communicate with one another, as well as communicate information to the cloud. .
Deep Learning Computers
Whilst GPU-accelerated hardware is a central point of deep learning and AI, it is worth understanding that the hardware requirements vary significantly depending on which stage the of the AI journey you are at – Development, Training or Inferencing. Each has very different needs and BVM recognises this by offering a range of solutions within each area to ensure every price range and performance requirement is met.
AI Accelerator Cards
BVM provide a wide range of Industrial AI accelerator cards solutions for machine vision, learning and AI applications requiring additional processing power whilst maintaining a ruggedized design. These systems typically integrate either a VPU (Vision Processing Unit), FGPA ( Field-Programmable Gate Array) or GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and still retain the option where you can maintain a rugged design.
Motherboards and SBCs
Small Form Factor Industrial and Embedded Motherboards and SBCs. Industrial Grade Motherboards provide the backbone for Industrial PC Systems, they are revision controlled and are available for a longer time scale compared to commercial motherboard’s and typically operate over a wider temperature range than their commercial equivalents.
BVM provide a wide range of Industrial GPU and VPU accelerated solutions for machine vision, learning and AI applications requiring additional processing power whilst maintaining a ruggedized design.
AI Ready Panel PCs
AI-powered imaging applications require a suite of enabling technologies. First and foremost, processors equipped with HD graphics features and hardware-accelerated video encoding / decoding are a must.
Edge AI Development Kit
BVM provide starter kits to allow users to unleash the power of modern artificial intelligence solutions to allow the development of understanding and skills around visual processing units (VPU)..
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