An edge solution for visual inspection and observation launched

23-09-2020 | Advantech | New Technologies

BrainCreators and Advantech have announced an edge solution for automating visual inspection and observation. The end-to-end solution will merge the edge computing technology of Advantech with the BrainMatter platform for intelligent automation based on AI. This allows BrainMatter to execute automated tasks on-the-edge of innovative IoT devices ideal for industrial environments.


This collaboration allows organisations to significantly increase their margins, improve customer experience and optimise operational efficiency. The technology can be employed in a range of instances such as for the automatic inspection of products and objects, the anonymisation of video images for pattern recognition and the observation of materials, terrains and buildings.


This collaboration allows edge solution ready packages to be used in the Cloud, on-premise and on the edge. The packages can be created by the BrainMatter platform, which enables domain experts to communicate their knowledge, to the platform based on examples. Through this transfer of knowledge the platform can learn skills and perform reality checks against a provided standard or objective. The actual situation, observed by the platform, can be compared to a description of the situation as it should be.


Due to Advantech's edge technology, IoT devices can perform BrainMatter's automation models in near real-time thanks to the data being processed closer to the device, decreasing network latency. Also, the data is processed locally, lowering the amount of sensitive data traffic and assuring customer security while saving energy.


"Our partnership with BrainCreators represents an important strategic partnership for Advantech. The partnership allows us to better roll out our AI solutions in the Netherlands and beyond," said Jash Bansidhar, managing director of Advantech Europe. "As Edge AI becomes increasingly important, it is vital that we work with partners who are able to combine domain knowledge with a practical mindset to deliver successful projects. We are convinced that BrainCreators can help customers get the best out of Advantech's NVIDIA technologies."


Glenn Brouwer, co-founder and CRO of BrainCreators, is very enthusiastic about the collaboration: "As a company, we are continuously improving BrainMatter. Advantech has an enormous amount of knowledge and technology in the field of edge computing. By combining their edge technology and knowledge with BrainMatter, we have developed together an end-to-end solution that enables visual inspection and observation in almost real-time."

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