The China International Industry Fair held in Shanghai last week gave us the ideal opportunity to introduce our new family of VIA Edge AI systems powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform that we are rolling out in Q4 this year.
At the VIA booth, we demonstrated all three of our new systems: the VIA ALTA DS 3; the VIA ARTiGO A920; and the VIA Mobile360 M820. In addition, we also had the VIA SOM-9X20 module, which is at the heart of the systems on display.
The VIA ALTA DS 3 is designed for smart signage, kiosk, and vending devices that combine immersive multimedia display capabilities with real-time image capture and processing for New Retail applications like facial recognition and VIP customer engagement programs. In addition to supporting dual 4K displays, this small footprint fanless system feature a host of I/O and connectivity options, including 4G LTE wireless integration for installation where no Ethernet or Wi-Fi networks are available.
At the event we showcased a VIA ALTA DS 3 system running the Retail Edge AI solution pack we plan to introduce later this year. Key features include facial recognition, people counting, audience demographics reporting, and whitelist/blacklist support. We can also provide a full set of customization services to ensure that it meets your exact deployment requirements.
The VIA ARTiGO A920 is even smaller than the VIA ALTA DS3 and has been optimized for Enterprise Edge AI applications such as videoconferencing. We expect this system to be available in the first half of October.
We plan to launch the VIA Mobile360 M820 Edge AI system towards the end of the year. At the VIA booth, we used this system to power an in-vehicle cockpit integrating ADAS, 360-degree surround view, and Lidar capabilities, as well as a driver behavior monitoring application that detects fatigue and other potentially unsafe behaviors.
Our new VIA Edge AI systems received a highly enthusiastic response at the show from customers at the show seeking high-performance solutions for a host of applications ranging from retail and hospitality to transportation and education. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you build your own cutting-edge Edge AI system, please feel free to contact us.