CES 2020 | Asus and AnyConnect partner up to push Smarter Cameras to the Edge
The market research firm Gartner currently estimates that smart (as in, AI-enhanced) cameras will form the largest 5G-connected internet-of-things (IoT) market in 3 years: in fact, these imaging modules may make up as much as 70% of all 5G IoT sensors over that time-frame.
This hardware is most likely to be involved in security-, tracking- or transportation-related applications. However, it won't get far without the software and solutions to support it. This is where AnyConnect comes in with its Smarter Camera platform. It has announced a partnership with the OEM Asus at CES 2020 to get this product where it is needed.
To this end, Smarter Camera is now compatible with Asus' Tinker Edge T single-board computers. This should enable the platform's aim of providing connectivity to the sensors in question using its own dedicated AI. It should be able to do so over Wi-Fi, 4G or 5G.
AnyConnect's new offering also includes OTA update containers for the same AI, so that it can adapt to its user's needs, networks or use-cases over time. Tinker Edge, meanwhile, can support this on its end as it does for Google's Coral and mini-PC platforms. Therefore, this new relationship may drive a future monitored by lots and lots of little 5G cameras, in certain workplaces at least.