Imagine a factory that is fully automated or near fully-automated, in spite of the recent pandemic, the factory will continue production with little to no effect.
Automation has come a long way since it was first invented. It now incorporates artificial intelligence, IoT and inference technologies at the edge. The ability to process data at the edge enabled complex and advanced applications for new automation possibilities to dramatically boost efficiency. In automation, one of the most important aspects is that it is not constrained by the availability of manpower where it is often operable with little to no manpower.
In light of recent events, there has been an urgency to deploy drones, robots and increase automation capabilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many ways including our everyday life. The world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner, delve into the effects of the outbreak and found factories desperately needing man-power, which led to a dramatic drop (by at least 20%) in manufacturing and production capacities.
Imagine a factory that is fully automated or near fully-automated, in spite of the recent pandemic, the factory will continue production with little to no effect. The benefits and advantages of automation are overwhelming and it shows especially during times of hardship.
As we march towards a fully automated future, our choice of hardware becomes vital as they complement one another in the field. Neousys Technology’s Nuvo-7501 and POC-515, cost-effective systems that do not compromise on performance and quality to allow mass deployment to build an advanced automation infrastructure and IoT gateway that can connect everything to the cloud. While outside of factories, compact systems allow system integrators to create and offer operator-free complex solutions at the edge to provide advanced applications that are exempted from environmental factors or pandemics, such as drug-dispensing robots and disinfectant-spraying drones thanks to its ultra-compact design.
Neousys Nuvo-7501, a compact fanless embedded computer with latest Intel 9th Gen Core CPU and POC-515, an ultra-compact fanless embedded computer measuring just 64 x 116 x 176 mm, both feature patented fanless thermal design to ensure true wide temperature operation and can function 24/7 under 100% CPU load.
The systems also feature wide range 8-35V DC power input, M.2 2280 NVMe/SATA SSD support, GbE (Nuvo-7501)/ PoE (POC-515), USB3.1 Gen 1 and COM ports for common industrial applications. In addition, the systems feature mini-PCIe slots for wireless module expansion to connect to industrial gateways or communicate with cloud servers. What is worth mentioning is that for an ultra-compact form factor embedded computer, POC-515 features an AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 that is capable of delivering 4C/8T CPU performance and 3.6 FP16 TFLOPS GPU performance.