SmartCow launches Ultron, new Edge AI Platform

SmartCow has launched Ultron, an Edge AI Platform, with sensor fusion capability for smart cities and autonomous infrastructure deployments

SmartCow has announced the release of Ultron, an NVIDIA Jetson-based edge AI platform. 

According to SmartCow, Ultron includes sensor fusion capability that brings high computing power to the edge for industrial applications requiring logic-based decisions for automated processes and machines. 

It is built for smart city and autonomous infrastructure that can leverage its high computing power and low latency for AI vision applications in various configurations from smart factories to road intersections, and home automation projects.

Building AI for the future 

Established in 2016, SmartCow is an end-to-end AI engineering company that builds hardware and software products for AI applications used by the defence industry, in smart cities and industry 5.0.

The company is located in Malta, India,Taiwan, Italy, and Singapore and is expanding to France and USA.

The sensor fusion platform is a computer-controlled industrial system that continuously monitors the states of input devices and makes decisions based upon a set of rules and inputs through a custom program to control the state of output devices. 

“The next generation sensor fusion platform is more preferred in industrial applications due to their reliability, flexibility, and robustness. With Ultron, we want to change the development and deployment of automation and autonomous infrastructure for smart factories, industry 5.0, traffic management, smart cities, smart buildings, and agricultural settings, with a state-of-the-art computing and sensor fusion platform that goes beyond the capabilities of traditional industry-grade devices,” said Ravi Kiran, CEO of SmartCow.

Supporting advanced AI capabilities 

SmartCow built an all-in-one control software platform for Ultron that combines a wide range of industrial functionalities such as machine vision, sensor fusion, AIoT, and robotics, complemented by a control software. Ultron also works with SmartCow FleetTrackr, which monitors and records run-time data such as machine productivity or operating temperature, automatically starts and stops processes, generates alarms and alerts if a machine malfunctions, and more. 

According to SmartCow, key features of Ultron include: 

  • Edge computing platform: Supports a variety of high-performance compute modules such as NVIDIA Jeston Xavier NX and Orin NX
  • Seamless communication: 5G/LTE/Wifi options supported for wireless data transmission.
  • Advanced AI capabilities: Easily integrate ML/DL models with higher detection and prediction accuracy in machinery and robotics automation processes.
  • High interoperability. Supported LAN/USB that is interoperable with standard industrial and machine vision cameras for real time AI-enabled inference.
  • Modern programming language support: Engineers can program in modern programming languages such as JavaScript and Python.

“To easily integrate edge AI with flexible industrial automation technology, SmartCow provides the solution of the Jetson-based sensor fusion platform, applicable for a wide range of industries,” said Kiran.

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