Dell Technologies has announced new solutions to support computer vision and machine intelligence applications from edge to cloud. The first target? Surveillance.
Dell has collaborated with its partner ecosystem – particularly Intel – to develop surveillance solutions based on advanced computer vision and analytics technologies. These are ready to be applied to use cases in public safety, customer experience, and product inventory management, the company confirmed in a statement.
Intel has a number of computer vision acquisitions and investments, including Movidius, the startup whose technology is used in leading autonomous drones and miniature camera Google Clips.
Realising the value of computer vision
Dell believes that customers taking advantage of its new computer vision and machine intelligence technology will be empowered by a new level of insight, seeing information that’s most relevant in the most literal sense.
“Workloads and use cases for computer vision and machine intelligence require different combinations of tools, but the computing infrastructure elements are the same,” said Joyce Mullen, president, Global Channel, OEM and IOT Solutions at Dell Technologies.
“Dell Technologies provides a scalable, secure, manageable, and open infrastructure – spanning edge to cloud – so customers and partners can realise value today and build a foundation to support these workloads and case studies in the future.”
Dell ready to enable computer vision applications
Surveillance solutions mark Dell’s first foray into computer vision applications. The IoT Solution for Surveillance has been designed to give customers a more cost-effective way to monitor events in the physical world and automate decision-making, while simplifying the way that surveillance technology is delivered.
The surveillance package will be available later this year, be built on Dell’s cloud infrastructure, and feature integrated security, and scalability potential to thousands of cameras and sensors.
“The reason for surveillance is that it’s an important use case … cameras are the best sensors around, very rich information,” said Dell Technologies CTO of IoT Solutions, Jason Shepherd.
“It’s really the first stop on the vision train […] computer vision, more broadly speaking, is surveillance, but let me take a different type of camera and a different type of analytics and put it on a manufacturing line and watch for parts that fly by, regarding quality issues.”
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Dell’s move into computer vision is an intuitive one: cameras provide a huge amount of data about the physical world, but assessing that data in a way that is useful is the obvious challenge. This is particularly the case if you’re banking on live images or video to make decisions in real time.
The company’s new IoT surveillance solutions will bring AI-powered analytics into the fold to automate those insights.
Dell also plans to integrate telemetry data from industrial machines, such as voltage, current and pressure, to drive more powerful insights in industrial scenarios.