eInfochips | June 15, 2022
eInfochips, a leading provider of product engineering services, said it will showcase its AI inferencing at the edge solution, developed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., at Embedded World.
The key components of eInfochips' edge solution comprise a camera for video capture, edge computing for face detection, and Amazon Kinesis Video Streams (KVS) for live streaming and alert generation. Amazon KVS makes it easy to securely stream video from connected devices to AWS for analytics, machine learning (ML), playback, and other processing.
The AI inferencing at the edge solution leverages eInfochips' Camera Reference Design Kit (RDK), built on the Qualcomm® QCS610 platform. The solution demonstrates eInfochips' capabilities across camera design, edge AI, and IoT. It also showcases the premium high-performance Qualcomm® QCS610 processor's capabilities for delivering on-device edge AI for advanced applications, including smart kiosks, industrial IoT, AI surveillance cameras, AI edge appliances, and more.
Global product and technology companies can leverage our solution to accelerate the development and prototyping of vision-based intelligent connected solutions. In addition to working with Qualcomm Technologies to help empower developers with cutting edge IoT solutions, eInfochips also helps companies implement accurate, highly scalable, reliable, and cost-efficient vision-based IoT solutions that leverage state-of-the-art infrastructure."
Parag Mehta, chief business development officer at eInfochips
Embedded World is an event is to discover the innovations of the embedded sector and meet experts. The event offers the entire spectrum – from components, modules and complete systems to operating systems, hardware and software and services. The event will be conducted in person at Nuremberg, Germany between 21 - 23 June 2022.
eInfochips, an Arrow Electronics company, is a leading provider of digital transformation and product engineering services. With over 500-plus products developed and 40 million deployments in 140 countries, eInfochips continues to fuel technological innovations in multiple verticals.
eInfochips accelerates time to market for its customers with its expertise in IoT, AI/ML, security, sensors, wireless, cloud, and power. With collaborations across the technology spectrum, eInfochips has developed reference platforms and industry-specific solutions to enable next-generation product development and transformation.
Datumate | May 19, 2022
Datumate, an infrastructure construction software company and developer of the DatuBIM cloud-based Construction Data Analytics platform, announced today a new strategic distribution partnership with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-headquartered multinational conglomerate Hitachi Group and a leading systems integrator in Japan.
The multi-year strategic partnership agreement entails that Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. will integrate Datumate's construction analytics platform into its professional service offering to the Japanese infrastructure construction market. The DatuBIM platform will be used by major Japanese contractors in the building of roads, highways, railways and other critical transportation infrastructure.
Hitachi Solutions' decision to partner with Datumate follows rigorous testing of other construction data analytics solutions. Following successful trials of DatuBIM in Japan and confirmation of value and product market fit by leading contractors, Hitachi Solutions declared their decision to proceed with Datumate.
"We're absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Hitachi Solutions. DatuBIM generates engineering digital-twins of the construction site to enable collaborative monitoring of construction processes, reduce uncertainty, boost efficiency, and deliver infrastructure projects safely, on time and within budget,"
Tal Meirzon, CEO of Datumate
"Japan is home to some of the world's most impressive transport infrastructure projects. We are always looking for experienced local engineering partners to facilitate digital construction transformation for general contractors and project owners, and Hitachi Solutions fits the bill perfectly."
Already a leading system integrator in Japan, Hitachi Solutions has a rich history of providing their clients with tier-1 professional services and support. The complete service package tailored for infrastructure construction now combines a cutting-edge construction data analytics platform and world-class value-added services, translating into end-to-end digitization of the construction planning and execution process.
"In Japan, construction infrastructure projects are carried out with extra care and precision down to the last detail. Our partnership with Datumate introduces a first-rate platform into our professional service offering. It enables us to continuously and accurately compare digital As-Built versus Design to an unprecedented degree, and to continue to lead the way in Japan's tech-driven construction infrastructure sector," said Bahadir Gultekin Ph.D., Director, Business Promotion & Alliances Sustainable City Business Division at Hitachi Solutions.
DatuBIM provides infrastructure construction companies and project owners with a complete job site mapping, measurements, predictions and corrective actions solution that empowers their teams to make data-driven decisions and:
remotely and collaboratively monitor project progress over time, with survey-grade accuracy
increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency
compare digital As-Built vs. Design and Schedule Plan
receive automated engineering reports
supervise teams, assure quality, and control bills
track progress, detect deviation and prevent costly rework
About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in China, Asia, the United States and Europe. The flagship company in the Hitachi Group's information and communication system solutions business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such as smart cities.
Datumate is a construction technology (ConTech) company offering a cloud-based 4D infrastructure construction data analytics platform. Our AI Construction Engine (ACE) analyzes multi-dimensional data models consisting of digital as-built, design and project schedules. It provides deviation analysis and predictive intelligence to reduce uncertainty and accelerate project delivery.
Trusted by departments of transportation, project owners and general contractors, our platform effectively digitizes the infrastructure construction site, enabling collaboration, monitoring and control over design validation, construction progress and inspection processes. This dramatically reduces construction lifecycle costs while improving efficiency and overall quality.
ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Geek+ | June 02, 2022
Geek+, the global leader in AMR technology, has now successfully deployed its smart logistics technology in 16 countries in Europe. Having recently seen the installation of a Geek+ goods-to-person solution for an e-commerce retailer, Hungary has become the latest European country to benefit from world-leading goods-to-person technology.
Since arriving in Europe in 2019, Geek+ has successfully completed automation and modernization projects with some of the continent's best-known companies. Household names such as ASDA, Leroy Merlin, and DB Schenker have all turned to Geek+ technology to upgrade their logistics and supply chain operations.
Over the course of the past three years, Geek+ Europe has grown by leaps and bounds. The company's European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany was originally staffed by a team of three revolving around Geek+ Europe president Jackson Zhang, but is now the home base for over 120 employees. This team offers the full range of Geek+ services including, sales, engineering, solutions innovation, marketing, customer support, and implementation.
Europe has always been a key market for Geek+ and represented a unique and exciting challenge. I'm very proud of the team we have built here and everything that they have achieved. Having successful projects in 16 countries in three years is a testament to their hard work."
Jackson Zhang,Geek+ Europe president
Geek+ today offers a full range of warehouse solutions developed through years of research and hands-on experience. These include world-leading goods-to-person mobile robots for retail, e-commerce, and apparel logistics; parcel sorting robots used by major couriers and postal services; and high-density storage solutions for racks and pallets.
Geek+'s success has not gone unnoticed. The company's solutions have been awarded several awards in recognition of the advances in innovation that they represent. Geek+'s RoboShuttle high-density picking solution was awarded the 2021 European Product Design Award in the industrial robot category. At this year's Semaine de l'Innovation du Transport & de la Logistique (SITL) in Paris, the 8-meter tall version of RoboShuttle won over the jury and took home the Innovation Award in the Intralogistics, Robotics, and Automation category.
This week, members of the Geek+ Europe team and senior management will be at LogiMAT, where they will be presenting PopPick, a next-generation goods-to-person solution that represents the culmination of Geek+'s experience and expertise. Visit Booth D51 in Hall 7 to see the solutions and consult with Geek+ experts.
Geek+ is a global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable, and highly efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ is trusted by over 500 global industry leaders and has been recognized as the world leader in autonomous mobile robots. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1500 employees, with offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore.
McKinstry | May 20, 2022
AkitaBox and McKinstry announce their partnership on delivering facility condition assessments (FCAs). AkitaBox FCA software will give architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) firms and building owners/operators a tool for conducting data collection, reporting, and other aspects of a complete FCA.
"A partnership with McKinstry, a leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high performance buildings, is exciting for AkitaBox, Their invaluable testing and feedback will help us ensure our software will truly improve every aspect of FCAs."
AkitaBox co-founder Josh Lowe
"We believe that we can help transform something that's been overlooked and is in desperate need of change," Lowe adds. "We look forward to moving the industry towards a better FCA, one asset at a time."
The collaboration began in mid-2021, when McKinstry first learned AkitaBox was developing FCA software. At the time, the company was looking for ways to augment their existing FCA offering to boost delivery of their building consulting services.
"McKinstry is partnering with AkitaBox to enhance our facility condition assessment and asset data collection, analysis, and reporting," says Casey Morris, national facility assessment leader for McKinstry. "AkitaBox brings a set of capabilities that complement our existing tools and methodologies while advancing our ability to achieve greater efficiency and improve deliverables for our clients."
"This partnership will expand our capabilities in the marketplace," continues Morris. "It's going to give us an opportunity to be more competitive while still offering the actionable data and custom solutions for which McKinstry is known."
AkitaBox FCA software fully digitizes a facility's floor plans and maps the location of each asset to the plan, creating a digital twin. Assessment data is collected and incorporated directly into the digital twin. This data can continue to be updated after the FCA is complete for an always current view of facility condition.
AkitaBox delivers an unrivaled data-driven software to assess and optimize the operation and condition of facilities, from the boiler room to the boardroom. Their cloud-based software provides real-time facilities data in a visual and easy-to-use, customizable format - helping teams simplify their operations, reduce risk, and solve even the most complex facility challenges. The AkitaBox Pulse suite of software solutions includes Facility Condition Assessment, Capital Management, Asset Management, Work Order Management, Preventive Maintenance, Occupant Experience, and Inspections. Visit www.akitabox.com.
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. The firm's innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 2,000 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 20 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability "For The Life of Your Building."