Global provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage Innodisk Corporation is assembling the complex underlying hardware and software technologies needed for an all-in-one artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) cloud-to-edge solution that will streamline compatibility and shorten application implementation time.
With the global industrial internet of things (IIoT) market expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 percent over the next five years, to US$106.1 billion by 2025, the expanding number of AIoT devices is rapidly increasing development and management complexity.
Creating a unified solution to this management challenge requires focusing on specific vertical applications, ensuring industrial-strength quality throughout, and harnessing the expertise of subsidiaries.
Innodisk is upping the ante and extending its renowned industrial memory and storage expertise, bringing these disparate services together in its “AIoT All-Round Service” for industrial applications. Consolidating through subsidiary expertise proves a practical path to achieving these goals.
The expertise of specialist is the most efficient path to gain capabilities not available in-house. Innodisk has already taken the partner path to leverage the considerable expertise of specialized subsidiaries. The current team lineup of the Innodisk Group is as follows:
Innodisk industrial-grade storage, memory, and expansion cards, as well as an extensive array of cloud and edge-based software solutions
Aetina high-performance AI edge computing and GPU-accelerated computing
Antzer in-vehicle technologies, with fleet management and data collection capabilities
Millitronic wireless networking, providing the wireless 60GHz, WiGig and Wi-Fi 6 know-how for the backbone of IoT infrastructure
Sysinno air quality monitoring sensors to round out the measuring package
Together, Innodisk Group will provide increasing depth of expertise in various verticals like smart automation, smart medical, smart infrastructure, and smart security. Bringing technologies together is a start. For industry applications, every component must meet the stringent requirements of the industries they serve.
Innodisk said industrial strength is not just a slogan for the company. As the saying goes, “A chain is as weak as its weakest link,” hence, with a complex industrial system, the integrity of each component is vital for overall system stability. The ease of rollout and availability of consumer-grade parts makes it tempting to develop around these systems. However, these choices bring the viability of the system into question.
Innodisk takes pride on its industrial strength on memory and storage solutions and uses the same uncompromising standards to meticulously ensure that the hardware delivered by its subsidiaries meets the grade for a complete end-to-end industrial strength standard. Once the hardware can guarantee reliability, bringing these technologies together becomes the challenge. AIoT needs in various market verticals vary and require a focus on the exact requirements of the application.
Specific applications have different requirements for AIoT, and the complexity makes a unified system a sensible choice. Amongst the current applications are autonomous vehicles and smart factories.
Autonomous vehicles still need human operators for remote assistance to alleviate some safety concerns during this technology’s infancy. Innodisk helps implement a system to allow a human driver to intervene with remote vehicle control for one customer. This project required low latency and high throughput to ensure a smooth handover. To achieve the rapid image processing and enable low-latency high-speed transfer, an edge AI solution was developed using Innodisk’s M.2 3ME4 MLC SSD, Antzer’s CAN Bus Mini PCIe card, and Millitronic’s high frequency 60GHz wireless gigabit hub.
Smart warehouses use a variety of robots, including conveyor decks and lift decks. These hardy delivery devices operate at high speeds and need a low latency wireless connection for remote control. This application requires a slightly different combination, including Innodisk InnoAGE M.2 S80 3T17 out-of-band remote management capable AIoT SSD, Millitronic WiGigHub for high-bandwidth wireless data transfer over gigabit Ethernet, and Sysinno iAeris air quality detector providing live measurement on ambient temperature, humidity, PM10, PM2.5, and other environmental measurements.
For both these use cases, Innodisk’s ecosystem of industrial subsidiaries ensured compatibility and interoperability of all parts and processes for the greatest efficiency.
The joint solutions from Innodisk Group, infused with industrial quality, and a laser-like focus on specific applications checks all the boxes for implementing an AIoT solution free from the compatibility and management headaches usually associated with such complex systems. Innodisk’s “AIoT All-Round Service” provides an all-in-one package to smart automation, smart medical, smart infrastructure, smart warehouse, and autonomous vehicles applications plus other emerging vertical applications.