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Edge Intelligence Solution: The New Frontier of Industrial Automation

The unveiling of Fibocom's Linux-based edge AI solutions at Embedded World 2024 signifies a pivotal moment in the evolution of industrial automation. This cutting-edge technology, powered by Qualcomm Technologies, is set to redefine the landscape of edge intelligence solutions by integrating advanced AI capabilities with robust wireless connectivity. Let's delve deeper into the transformative potential of these solutions and how they are poised to revolutionize various sectors.

The Powerhouse Behind Edge Intelligence Solutions

Fibocom, a global leader in IoT wireless solutions, has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies, a semiconductor giant, to develop a series of smart modules that form the backbone of these edge intelligence solutions. The collaboration has resulted in a suite of products that not only offer peak performance but also ensure seamless integration with existing industrial systems.

The Role of Linux in Edge Intelligence Solutions

The Linux operating system serves as the foundation for these solutions, providing a stable and reliable platform for developers to build upon. Its open-source nature and robust feature set make it an ideal choice for the development of industrial applications that require long-term support and upgradability. The interoperability of Linux ensures that edge intelligence solutions can be easily integrated with a wide range of industrial equipment, from industrial PCs to robotics.

Scalability and Customization in Edge Intelligence Solutions

One of the key advantages of Fibocom's edge intelligence solutions is their scalability and customization. With a focus on industrial standards, these solutions can be deployed across various applications, including industrial cameras, edge AI workstations, smart POS terminals, and more. This flexibility allows manufacturers to tailor the solutions to their specific needs, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

The Impact on Industry 4.0

At the heart of Industry 4.0 lies the need for interoperability and real-time data management. Edge intelligence solutions address these needs by providing a platform for responsive decision-making and real-time communication. By enabling seamless data transmission and management, these solutions minimize the risk of malfunction and downtime, ensuring the smooth operation of industrial equipment.

A Case Study: The Intelligent Lawn Mower Robotic Solution

Fibocom's intelligent lawn mower robotic solution is a prime example of the practical application of edge intelligence solutions. This highly integrated system, powered by the SC171 smart module and an edge AI algorithm, grants lawn mowers the ability to navigate autonomously without the need for boundary cables. The solution's AI-based lawn recognition algorithm, combined with outdoor cameras, allows for accurate detection and planning of lawn boundaries. Additionally, features like obstacle avoidance, automatic recharging, and an "edge-cutting mode" further enhance the operational efficiency of the lawnmowers.

The Future of Edge Intelligence Solutions

As digitalization continues to expand across industries, the demand for edge intelligence solutions will only grow. Fibocom's partnership with Qualcomm Technologies is a testament to the potential of these solutions in empowering industries with advanced capabilities. With a clear vision for the future, the collaboration aims to build upon the success of their initial implementation in the robotic industry, paving the way for a more intelligent and connected digital world.

The introduction of Fibocom's Linux-based edge AI solutions marks a significant step forward in the field of industrial automation. By harnessing the power of edge intelligence, these solutions are set to transform the way industries operate, offering unprecedented levels of efficiency, reliability, and customization. As we look to the future, the potential of edge intelligence solutions to drive innovation and enhance productivity across various sectors is undeniable. With the continued collaboration between industry leaders like Fibocom and Qualcomm Technologies, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking developments in this exciting field.

For more information on Fibocom's edge intelligence solutions, visit their booth 3-222 in hall 3 at Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany.


Fibocom to Unveil a Series of Linux-based Edge AI Solutions Mastering the Peak Performance for Industrial Applications Powered by Qualcomm Technologies at Embedded World 2024

Nuremberg, Germany – April 10th, 2024 – Fibocom (Stock code: 300638), a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a global leading semiconductor company, is proud to announce the launch of their cutting-edge Linux-based edge AI solutions which integrates a series of Qualcomm Technologies-powered Fibocom smart modules.

This new series of solutions utilize a wide array of Fibocom’s smart modules SC171, SC171L, SC138, and SC126 series that are developed based on the Qualcomm® QCM6490/QCS6490, Qualcomm® QCM5430/QCS5430, Qualcomm® QCM6125, and Qualcomm® QCM2290 processors from Qualcomm Technologies with integrated Linux system, will unleash the peak performance of Linux-based industrial applications with robust connectivity and scalable operating system compatibility, and also accelerate the integration of advanced 5G, edge AI across emerging industries like robotics. With the expansion of digitalized industries, Fibocom will intensify the Linux-focused embedded computing intelligence, and leverage expertise in edge AI inclusion to help industry customers realize responsive decision-making, real-time communication and ultra-reliable system interoperability in industrial automation, smart manufacturing, smart retailing through the partnership.

At the “heart” of Industry 4.0, interoperability is crucial for operators to get insights into the equipment’s performance in the field. This groundbreaking series solutions is poised to advance the industrial applications that demand wireless connection, high-integration expertise with design-in Linux operating system for easy integration, and long-term product lifecycle optimization. By adopting Linux-supported Fibocom’s smart modules, Linux engineers around the world have the ability to develop industrial devices such as industrial PCs (IPCs), edge AI workstations, smart POS terminals, and industrial routers with higher efficiency as well as potent multimedia processing capabilities.

Harnessing the interoperability of the Linux operating system, industry-focused customers catered to the benefits below:

· Utilizing the stability and reliability of the Linux system, the Linux-based edge AI solutions integrated with Qualcomm Technologies-powered smart modules ease the concerns of diverse system integration to industrial control systems and enable the 24/7 data transmission and management of industrial equipment with minimum risk of malfunction and downtime.

· The Linux-based Edge AI Solutions are highly flexible and customizable compatible with industrial standards, and can be widely deployed in industrial PCs (IPCs), industrial cameras, edge AI workstations, smart POS terminals, and robotics.

· Inherently beneficial from the robust feature and open-source nature of the Linux operating system, the solutions allow equipment manufacturers to safeguard product development and management with long-term upgradable support through the entire lifecycle.

Fibocom Unveils Intelligent Lawn Mower Robotic Solution with Linux-based Smart Module SC171 Integrated

The lawn mower robotic solution is a highly integrated solution equipped with Fibocom smart module SC171 and edge AI algorithm, empowering lawn mowers with unparalleled capabilities in environmental perception, precise positioning, map construction, path planning, autonomous obstacle avoidance, and seamless wireless connectivity. The revolutionary lawnmower robotic solution enables the autonomous navigation of the lawn mower without using boundary cables, significantly transforming the lawn mower industry. The core of this robotic solution lies in the AI-based lawn recognition algorithm, equipped with outdoor cameras, to achieve accurate detection and efficient planning of the lawn boundaries. It is worth mentioning that the solution also includes responsive obstacle avoidance and automatic recharging, in addition to the mapping function and an “edge-cutting mode” to facilitate precise mowing even at the sidelines. By deploying the solution, it will enhance the operational efficiency of the lawnmowers and reduce the time-to-market of lawnmower’s massive deployment in the global marketplace.

"We are proud to collaborate with Fibocom to help them develop these Linux-based edge AI solutions for industrial applications," said Dev Singh, Vice President of Business Development and Head of building, enterprise & industrial automation at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "By utilizing Fibocom's smart modules and Qualcomm Technologies’ powerful processors, Fibocom are enabling the integration of advanced edge AI technologies, empowering industries with responsive decision-making and real-time communication capabilities."

“We have a clear vision for the edge AI-enabled future, and with the collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, we will continue building the Linux-based edge AI-driven core solution for industrial-focused markets,” said Ralph Zhao, VP of MC BU at Fibocom. “The first landed implementation in the robotic industry has infused confidence into the utilization of both Fibocom and Qualcomm Technologies’ strength to empower an intelligent, future-promising digitalized world.­­”

For more information, we welcome you to visit Fibocom’s booth 3-222 in hall 3 in Nuremberg, Germany during Embedded World 2024!

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