Can you believe we’re already into the 2H of 2016?! Hope our US readers have had a great 4th of July weekend, while everyone out there is also enjoying the full tilt of summer. Welcome to Inforce Computing’s July 2016 Newsletter! In this issue of Inforce Insights, we’d like to share a couple of technical notes [thermal management methods for Inforce’s SBCs & SOMs and running Debian Linux on the Inforce 6309 Micro SBC platform], an article on emerging IoT solutions in the burgeoning asset tracking space, and an interesting customer case study on video collaboration (scroll down). In the June newsletter, we shared the news about NASA’s Astrobee embedding two of Inforce’s compute platforms in their next-gen free-flying robot—did we also mention that the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM beat five other vendor products in a bakeoff? If you missed that part, you can read the benchmarking study here and find out why.
Have a great rest of the summer. Stay safe, cool, and hydrated, and please do share your stories of building great embedded IoT products with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
From the editorial desk at Inforce Computing.
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In a previous blog, we spoke about the need for high-performance computing at the edge of the network for a video analytics IoT use-case. We will continue along the same vein in this article, but will look at the transformation happening at Industrial IoT in the asset tracking, monitoring, and maintenance marketplace. While this is an extremely broad subject with thousands of use-cases, we will make an effort to look at it from an Industrial IoT perspective with a few examples. Continue reading Asset Tracking: Industrial IoT Solutions for Improved Outcomes
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor-based Inforce Custom Single-board-computer (SBC) Drives Cloud-optimized Video Conferencing Solution for Huddle Spaces
Case Study Highlights:
- The cloud-optimized video endpoint is powered by an Inforce custom compute platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
- Runs an Android OS and delivers HD 1080p30 video capture and playback (H.264 hardware assisted codec) as well as crystal clear audio over the network.
- LVDS-to-HDMI conversion enables simultaneous dual HD 1080p display outputs and HDMI-to-CSI conversion enables 1080p content sharing over the network via Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet.
- Inforce’s custom product development services help pass stringent tests required for UL and FCC certifications and bring the production design to volume manufacturing.
Inforce recently enabled a customer in the enterprise cloud-optimized video endpoint market with a custom single board computer (SBC). The Inforce SBC is based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. The long lifecycle Snapdragon 600 processor features quad-core 1.7GHz CPUs, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 320 GPU, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP v4, and an integrated Image Signal Processor. It delivers energy efficient heterogeneous compute resources demanded by high-performance applications such as video collaboration. Continue reading Case Study: Inforce Computing’s Custom Design Powers a Cloud-optimized Video Collaboration Device