intelligent video analyticsIntelligent Video Analytics (IVA) is the use of specialized computer hardware and software to automatically analyze video for many purposes, including motion tracking, facial recognition, object recognition, even flame and smoke detection. While this technology has been present for several years, it has come to prominence recently due to several technological factors, including higher resolutions, markedly improved low-power processing technology and the rise of the IoT.

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the increasing pervasiveness of smart devices that connect to the internet. The pattern of IoT development is bringing about several devices that perform edge analytics and functions, connected wirelessly to a centralized control point through an IoT gateway. This technology allows for markedly improved convenience and efficiency in virtually every sector of business and domestic life. Whether it’s controlling the devices and equipment in your home, or managing the processes in a factory, or performing predictive maintenance on an elevator, IoT is involved.

Put the Two Together

IoT and IVA are two concepts that naturally go together. As just one example, consider video security Read the full article →

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iot gateway industrial computingApplication of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly throughout industry and interacting with aspects of our daily lives. Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, predicts that the IoT will include 26 billion connected units by 2020.

The spread of IoT technology has been made possible by cloud computing.

The IoT will generate massive amounts of data that need to be directed through gateways to cloud computing facilities. These gateways must be robust enough to filter, collate and process data before it’s sent to the cloud.

IoT gateways act as traffic controllers to direct data between devices and computers. Gateway failure will one day be as impactful to a business or our daily lives as a power outage is now. Here we outline some of the many uses for IoT gateways in industrial computing.

  1. Manufacturing and Industrial Process Control

Smart manufacturing using IoT technology will have immense benefits for businesses. It will enable Read the full article →

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virtual reality technologyVR (Virtual Reality) has arrived and it’s here to stay… or rather it’s been here for a while. Over the decades it’s tried to break out of the realm of mere concept and “sci-fi” several times, usually by a single company using the term “virtual reality” as a gimmick to sell some product. But that always ended in failure and disappointed consumers. Case in point is the virtual boy.

The New Wave of VR

However, this time around likely kick-started (pun intended) by the incredible crowd funding response to the Oculus Rift back in 2012, there has been a tremendous effort  by several companies to advance VR technology.

Why is everyone jumping on the bandwagon now, when it’s failed several times before? That’s due to several reasons, including:

  • Access to technology that was never available before
  • Proof of concept in the Oculus Rift
  • Tangible, sustained interest.

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Dell to Boost Its Status in Industrial Computing With New Embedded PCs

Dell has launched the Embedded Box PC 3000 and 5000 Series of industrial computers. There is no question this will enhance Dell’s position as a leading player and partner in the embedded PC market. As a bonus, Dell is offering these computers as unbranded PCs, allowing you to apply your own label. What’s the Big…

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Seven Reasons Why Your Industrial Computers Need to Be Fanless

If you work in heavy industry, mining, manufacturing, the military, transportation, even healthcare, you know that conventional computers are not robust enough to withstand harsh industrial environments and can sometimes spread debris and contaminants.Conventional computers have fans to cool parts and components. These fans bothdraw in hot and dusty air and blow air out (and…

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The Future of Flash Memory Storage in Industrial Computing

The future of flash memory storage looks phenomenal. So get the image of a flash thumb drive out of your mind because it’s gone way beyond that. Flash memory storage, in industrial computing as well as in the corporate world and the IoT, will be adopted by more and more enterprises.In the consumer market, currently…

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The Role of IoT in Industrial Computing

Great strides have been made in integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) into industrial automation over recent years. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is also referred to as Industry 4.0 because application of these technologies is seen as the fourth revolution in industry. The Fourth Industrial Revolution The three previous industrial revolutions were about…

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