“Each Vision AI Appliance fits in the palm of a hand, and additional units can be added as needed as the number of video streams being processed grows.”
At this week’s ISC West event in Las Vegas, Oosto has unveiled a new device aimed at helping organizations to more easily deploy facial recognition technology.
Dubbed the ‘Oosto Vision AI Appliance’, it’s a compact, box-shaped unit featuring various inputs – USB, HDMI, LAN, Micro SD, and the like – that Oosto describes as a “near-edge” solution. It’s based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX system on module, and is essentially designed to do the heavy lifting of computing required for facial recognition, using Oosto’s neural network models for video analytics.
“When organizations add more camera channels to their visual analytics operations, they immediately discover the headaches and high costs associated with scaling their existing infrastructure to accommodate the extra video channels,” explained Oosto CTO Dieter Joecker. “The Oosto Vision AI Appliance streamlines these expansions by effectively shifting the compute load associated with computer vision from on-premise servers to these low-power efficient appliances–saving significant hardware, power, cooling, and failover costs.”
In other words, the device is designed to let organizations move data processing and computing from the cloud over to the edge. This can result in compelling Total Cost of Ownership savings while delivering scalability and simplicity for IT administrators. Each Vision AI Appliance fits in the palm of a hand, and additional units can be added as needed as the number of video streams being processed grows.
The device has been launched alongside version 2.5 of Oosto’s Vision AI software, which features upgraded search capabilities and updated integrations with Video Management Systems like those offered by Honeywell, Milestone, and Genetec.
In announcing the Oosto Vision AI Appliance, the company framed its launch as part of its “ongoing commitment to edge computing.” The company previously demonstrated its focus on this area last year when it announced that it had optimized its Recognition AI software for Ambarella’s VCflow System-on-Chip solutions, delivering a smaller computational footprint that would allow organizations to implement computer vision directly on a given camera device.
Oosto is showing off the new solution in its first visit to ISC West under its new moniker after rebranding from ‘AnyVision’ late last year. ISC West kicked off on March 22, and runs until the 25th.
Mar. 24, 2022 – by Alex Perala