Lanner Releases Edge AI Starter Kit for Industrial Automation

Jan. 5, 2021
The Edge AI Starter Kit powered by Intel now enables quick integration of vision based solutions.

Lanner Electronics, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of intelligent edge computing appliances, announced its collaboration with Intel to launch the Edge AI Starter Kit for industrial automation. Combining Lanner’s Edge AI Appliance with Intel Edge Insights for Industrial, the Lanner Edge AI Starter Kit aims to deliver an all-in-one platform composed of a high-speed camera, Intel CPU and VPU-accelerated computing hardware, and application-tailored software to accelerate time-to-market AI deployment at the industrial edge, such as vision inspection, predictive maintenance and operator monitoring.

Lanner Edge AI Starter Kit for industrial is powered by the edge compute platform LEC-2290. Integrated with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU (codenamed “Coffee Lake-S”), the Lanner LEC-2290 is a fanless Edge AI Computer suited for harsh, space-confined environments for enabling compute-intensive applications for industrial edge AI. The system’s computing capacity can be further expanded via the pluggable Intel Myriad X VPU to implement video processing while the CPU executes machine vision algorithms.

Intel Edge Insights for Industrial is optimized for Intel technology based platforms like Lanner’s Edge AI Starter Kit. It is an open and modular product validated software that aggregates and processes time series, image/video data at the edge to provide useful insights via edge analytics. Powered by Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, Intel Edge Insights for Industrial accelerates development, enabling quick integrations of pre-trained models (e.g., Tensorflow, Caffe, etc.) for object recognition, classification, and facial recognition in vision-based solutions.

The Lanner Edge AI Starter Kit is now available for purchase on Lanner’s website. For more information, please click here.

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