By Juan Pedro Tomás
Qualcomm Technologies unveiled the firms’ latest smart camera IoT solution, with the aim of supporting safety across enterprises and cities.
In a release, the chip maker said that the Qualcomm QCS7230 solution expands the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform portfolio, driving the digital transformation of enterprise security and public safety segments.
The new solution also delivers superior AI inferencing at the edge, improving security and operation-effectiveness with real-time edge compute, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and analytics, to enable safer spaces, cities, and enterprises.
During the pandemic, digital transformation has aided in supporting social distancing, monitoring masks, tracking indoor and outdoor occupancy levels, and enhancing operational processes, Qualcomm said. Smart cameras – equipped with connectivity, AI, analytics, and cloud technologies – support cities, businesses, and entities with the real-time intelligence needed for enhanced insights that ultimately improve the quality of life for communities.
“With the digital transformation of industries there has been a heightened focus and need for the growing number of smart devices at the connected intelligent edge,” said director, business development, at Qualcomm Technologies, Siddhartha Franco. “Today’s cameras require superior connectivity and interoperability, powerful edge computing and AI capabilities in addition to protections for security and privacy – all of which Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely suited to provide. Qualcomm Technologies’ expansive portfolio of smart camera solutions makes it easier for businesses and entities looking to deploy smart cameras to support a variety of use cases across industries from creating safer communities to informing better business decisions.”
Qualcomm also noted that the new solution meets wider needs for smart cameras across industries in addition to supporting expanded end-to-end solutions for smart cameras through the IoT as a Service (IoTaaS) model. This will support customers that plan to transition from traditional Video Management Software (VMS) models to end-to-end service-based capabilities with IoTaaS. Additionally, this will accelerate Edge AI services with the building blocks needed to support businesses and entities looking to deploy smart cameras and intelligent IoT devices to support video collaboration, access control, enterprise and home security, 360-cameras, dash cameras, and wearable cameras.
Qualcomm also said that Thundercomm has introduced the commercial-ready TurboX QCS7230 SOM enabling developers and manufacturers to quickly develop smart cameras and intelligent IoT devices across multiple applications.