AnyConnect and ASUS bring smarter camera AI to the edge

Paul Barker | Jan 10, 2020 | The News

AnyConnect and ASUS have announced the availability of a smart camera platform, powered by AI at the edge, for Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G networks.

Together, AnyConnect Smarter Camera Platform and ASUS Tinker Edge T enable the development of AI cameras for markets including security, transportation, and retail, the two companies said in a release issued at the recent CES Conference in Las Vegas.

According to Stephanie Baghdassarian, senior research director at Gartner Research, smart cameras will be the largest market for 5G IoT solutions over the next three years, representing 70% of all 5G IoT endpoints.

The AnyConnect Smarter Camera Platform is an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) for AI cameras that combines AI with secured connectivity over Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G networks to enable camera networks with instant decisions, notifications, and actions.

It features AI Containers for Over-the-Air (OTA) programming of AI models to support flexible camera use cases, including security, transportation, and retail and supports standard AI accelerators and frameworks including Google Edge TPU and TensorFlow Lite.

ASUS Tinker Edge T, meanwhile, is a single-board computer (SBC) designed for AI applications and featuring the Google Edge TPU. Together, AnyConnect and ASUS provide a reference design for AI camera form factors including security cameras, dashcams, and bodycams.