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Inforce Computing at Embedded World 2017

From robots cooking sausages to an augmented reality BMW® i8™ test drive, Embedded World showed the latest and greatest the embedded world had to offer.  Internet of Things was no doubt at the center of the show and we were thrilled to see so many eager developers with such unique applications for Snapdragon™ technology ranging from surgical devices to industrial automation and smart city management.

Inforce Computing had a big presence this year in Nuremberg, partnering with big names such as Basler AG®, Arrow Electronics®, and Qualcomm® to show our diverse and growing roadmap of Snapdragon-powered platforms and Inforce services.  New platforms such as Inforce 6640™, Snapdragon 820 SBC, and Inforce 6309L™, cost-optimized Snapdragon 410E SBC, made their debut into the embedded community.


@Basler Booth

Basler and Inforce Computing® came together to give them embedded community of and embedded vision system available today which works immediately off the shelf.  Basler cameras are known for their quality industrial cameras and now paired with an Inforce board, developers have a product ready system solution for applications such as industrial automation, medical technology, retail, and smart city systems.

Simulating a retail application in the digital signage space, an Inforce 6540™ was connected to a Basler Dart through USB3.0 while using a facial recognition algorithm to calculate age, gender, and an attention score with each participant who walked by.  This demo showed the value of an off-the-shelf high-end camera with the power of Snapdragon to be able to provide sophisticated analytics of the target audience to an advertiser.  If you walked by multiple times, regardless of trying to change appearance with glasses, it would recognize your face and you would not be counted again in the tracker.  Inforce and Basler’s integration can make an application like this very easy to productize.


@Arrow Booth

Inforce Computing and Arrow have partnered together to distribute Inforce products and services.  Arrow not only sells Inforce SOMs, single board computers and development kits powered by Snapdragon but now has opened the availability of Inforce Services.  Inforce services can include carrier design packages, custom design services, support contracts, and more.  Together with Arrow, we can deliver a full turnkey solution for embedded development.

Inforce debuted Inforce 6640 at the Arrow booth by displaying a FastCV corner detection and other computer vision features that require the Adreno 530 GPU’s real-time processing and hardware acceleration.  We also introduced Inforce 6309L, a micro SBC optimized to match the cost and features of DragonBoard™ 410c but made for production.  Inforce and Arrow FAEs from EMEA region were eager to show what is new for Inforce’s growing roadmap and Inforce services through Arrow distribution.


@Qualcomm Booth

Inforce and Qualcomm partnership dates all the way back to 2013, to the first days of Snapdragon entering the embedded world.  In those 5 years, we have brought four generations of both single board computers and micro SOMs powered by Snapdragon to many advanced embedded applications.  All these platforms were showcased around the Qualcomm booth. We were also able to show off successful commercial devices built with Inforce platforms in the video collaboration and medical space including SonoSite’s iViz portable ultrasound machine which saves lives all around the world.  We are excited for the future as the Snapdragon technology continues to improve and devices become smarter.

And that’s a wrap. For questions on any of these live demos or offerings, please contact sales@inforcecomputing.com.  We will see you next year for Embedded World 2018!

Inforce Computing at Basler Booth, Embedded World 2017

Inforce Computing is at the Embedded World trade show this week, taking place at the Exhibition hall, in Nuremberg, Germany. At Hall 2, Booth 528, we collaborate with Basler to showcase live demos on embedded vision solutions running on an Inforce platform based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon 805 processor connected with Basler’s dart board level camera.

Come, visit us and walk by the camera’s line of sight at the booth and the complex retail analytics algorithm measures your age, gender and attention span before storing the data anonymously and securely into a database! The built-in intelligence ensures that this data is captured just once irrespective of how many times you pass by or if you now wear spectacles! Cool, isn’t it?

Basler’s YouTube channel should soon have their video interviewing us on our partnership and this demo.

Inforce Computing at Arrow Electronics Booth, EW 2017

Inforce Computing is at the Embedded World 2017 trade show this week, taking place at the Exhibition hall, in Nuremberg, Germany. At Hall 4A, Arrow Electronics’ Booth 340, we are presenting a FastCV ARM-optimized computer vision demo that is running on our newest SBC, Inforce 6640 which is based on Qualcomm®’s first custom 64-bit quad-core processor.

The demo uses algorithms to showcase Affine transformation, Corner detection, Filter Correlation, Warp and other computer vision features that require real-time processing and hardware acceleration which is possible through the Adreno GPU. This Demo is being run using off the shelf components from Inforce with no external cooling mechanisms! In addition we are showcasing live demos on our compact SBCs, Inforce 6309 and 6309L based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 apart from static displays of our entire product line that includes long life embedded roadmap SOMs and SBCs. Arrow FAEs from all European regions are here with us, representing our commitment to global markets and local service! Come, visit us!

Inforce Computing to Exhibit at the Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, February 23-26, 2016

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What: Inforce computing will be exhibiting at the upcoming Embedded World Exhibition and Conference, 2016. Come visit us at the Qualcomm® and Arrow Electronics® booths to see how our Qualcomm Snapdragon™-processor based compute platforms can help get your next big IoT/IoE edge-of-the-network system to the market faster. Inforce’s state-of-the-art miniature system-on-modules and single-board-computers eases system level design (hardware and software) by saving both on time and total cost of developing IoE systems.

Each year the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, offers the embedded community the opportunity to obtain information about new products and innovations, enter into an exchange and to maintain and develop valuable contacts. Around 900 exhibitors will present state-of-the-art technology in all facets of embedded technologies, from construction elements, modules and complete systems through to operating systems and software, hard and software tools right up to services covering all aspects of embedded systems. [Credit: Embedded World 2016]

When: Februrary 23-25, 2016
Where: Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany (Nuremberg Messe)
Timings: 23 February 2016: 09:00 – 18:00
24 February 2016: 09:00 – 18:00
25 February 2016: 09:00 – 17:00

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1. Qualcomm/Inforce booth: Hall-1 Booth 1-328

  • A demo of Inforce’s OEM customer products in the Medical and Enterprise IoE space
    • Point-of-care portable, connected, and high-resolution ultrasound imaging system powered by an Inforce 64XX SOM
    • Enterprise videoconferencing/collaboration system for huddle spaces, powered by a custom Inforce 64XX SBC
  • Inforce products and solutions on display:
    • Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Snapdragon 410 processor) for Industrial IoE systems at the edge of the network
    • Inforce 6401 Micro SOM (Snapdragon 600 processor) for mid-range compute requirements and full HD video encode/decode
    • Inforce RDK Robotics and IoT Dev Kit (Snapdragon 600) with the Inforce 6410Plus SBC and a Peripheral Abstraction Core (PAC) mezzanine card for connecting multiple sensors and motor control .
    • Inforce 6501 Micro SOM and Inforce 6540 SBC (Snapdragon 805) for high-end embedded computing, including 4K Ultra HD video processing and multiple camera and display support

2. Arrow Electronics booth: Hall-5 Booth 5-258Arrow Company Logo

  • Several of the above Inforce products will be on display, with special emphasis on Inforce’s latest cross-compatible Micro SOMs and the Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, which offers a seamless path to volume production for developers that have prototyped their designs with the Arrow DragonBoard 410c community board. Please speak to one of the Arrow FAEs to find out more about high-performance embedded computing solutions from Inforce.

Contact Inforce Computing to setup an appointment to meet at the Embedded World to discuss your embedded design needs.

About us: Inforce Computing is a leading provider of application-ready embedded computing hardware platforms for the burgeoning IoT/IoE markets. Inforce’s products are based on upstream Linux kernel (Linaro) and Android OS for low-power, small footprint, and high-performance solutions based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ family of processors. Inforce’s system-on-module (SoM), single-board-computer (SBC), development kits, and wireless technologies have enabled OEM solutions in diverse markets such as portable medical imaging, collaboration and videoconferencing, hands-free computing, robotics, and drones.

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Free Webinar: Developing Complex Embedded Systems with Tiny Plug-and-Play Compute Platforms: Key Design Considerations


Inforce Computing and Qualcomm Technologies co-present a webinar on designing complex embedded systems with small form-factor compute platforms.

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Many of today’s computationally intensive embedded use cases are also some of the most SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) constrained designs, particularly in high-end edge-of-the network IoE devices. Inforce Computing® enables these designs by bringing forth state-of-the-art technologies in Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ family of processors, such as quad-core CPUs, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP, Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU, multiple camera ISPs, high-definition video, and integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS in compelling form-factors that are plug-and-play and application-ready.Register_Here_Inforce_Webinar

Come learn through real world use cases, as we explore the decisions embedded designers can make when balancing needs such as compute power, connectivity, advanced multimedia capabilities, and real-time, on-device data analysis with highly constrained device footprints.Logo

When: February 16, 2016; 11AM EST / 8AM PST USA time

Speakers:
Leon Farasati, Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Keith Fleer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Inforce Computing, Inc.

Moderator:
Curt Schwaderer, OpenSystems Media

 

 

Checkout Inforce’s Snapdragon-based Products at CES 2016: Go to the Qualcomm Booths!

Hope all of you have had a great start to 2016 after a much needed Christmas and New Year’s break. If you will be at CES 2016 this week (January 6-9) in Las Vegas, please do stop by the following Qualcomm® booths to take a look at Inforce Computing’s exciting Snapdragon™ processor-based compute platforms in the form of SBCs, SoMs, and development kits.

1. Qualcomm Main Booth: Central Hall, #8952–What to see:

  • IoT Wall:
    • An Enterprise Videoconferencing Endpoint solution powered by a custom Inforce 64XX SBC (Snapdragon 600 processor)
    • A connected point-of-care (battery operated/portable) Ultrasound Imaging System powered by an Inforce 64XX SoM (Snapdragon 600)
  • Smart Cities Area:
    • Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Snapdragon 410) for industrial IoE applications at the edge-of-the-network
    • Inforce 6401 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 600) for SWaP constrained designs requiring low power and full-HD video processing
    • Inforce 6540 SBC and Inforce 6501 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 805) for 4K Ultra HD video capture/playback and high-end processing

2. Qualcomm Unmanned Systems Booth: South Hall, #25824–what to see:

  • Inforce Robotics Development Kit running ROS on Linaro Linux: Inforce 6410Plus SBC (Snapdragon 600) and a Peripheral Abstraction Core (PAC) Mezzanine card with an ARM® Cortex®-M4; Grove connectors and Arduino compatibility for connecting multiple external sensors, SBUS for motor control, 10 DoF on-board sensors, and more.

Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Cheers,
Vasu Madabushi
Inforce Computing

Embedded World, Feb 24th-26th 2015 – Nuremberg, Germany

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Inforce Computing will partner with Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. to present Snapdragon™ based development platforms and application-ready solutions at the Embedded World Conferencein Nuremberg, Germany, between February 24-26, 2015. Inforce’s products are at the heart of sophisticated connected devices indiverse embedded applications such as portable medical systems, collaboration/video conferencing end-point systems, hands-free computing, and robotics/UAVs, to name a few.

RoboBusiness, October 15th-17th – Boston

Robo BusinessInforce Computing will be partnering with Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. to present our Snapdragon™ based solutions for robotics at the upcoming RoboBusiness Conference in Boston, MassachusettsbetweenOctober15-17, 2014. Inforce’s hardware and software products are at the heart of sophisticated, connected devices in applications such as robotics, portable medical systems, smart office solutions, and wearable technology for hands-free computing.

This Qualcomm-sponsored conference is an international executive-level robotics event that connects cutting-edge solutions providers with investors, end users and new business partners to accelerate the growth of the industry. This event is now in its 10th year and recognized as the leading business development event for the global robotics market. RoboBusiness is the only robotics event that operates at the intersection of consumer, service, and industrial robotics applications. As a long-standing event, founded in Massachusetts, they have a history with businesses and institutions at all levels of the robotics ecosystem.

At the RoboBusiness conference, you will be able to see our Snapdragon 805(Inforce 6540) and Snapdragon 600(Inforce 6410)processor based solutions. Inforce will also show the Snapdragon Micro Rover in action, enabled by the Inforce 6410 single-board-computer (SBC).We will be giving away the Inforce6410 SBC in raffles held throughout the event. Meet us at the Qualcomm booth#401 to find out more about versatile Inforce products to meet your exciting robotics solutions!

AnDevCon, November 18th-21st – San Francisco

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Inforce Computing will partner with Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. to present our Snapdragon™ processor based development platforms and solutions at the Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) in Burlingame, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) betweenNovember18-21, 2014. Inforce’s products are at the heart of sophisticated Android based devices indiverseembedded applications such as medical imaging systems, smart office/video conferencing solutions, wearable devices for hands-free computing, androbotics/UAVs.

The Qualcomm-sponsored AnDevCon is a technical conference for software developers building Android apps. Offering Android app development tutorials and classes, AnDevCon is the biggest, most info-packed, most practical Android conference in the world. More than 75 app development classes and in-depth Android development tutorials have been designed to take Android development skills to the next level.

At AnDevCon, you can see our Snapdragon 805 (Inforce 6540) and Snapdragon 600 (Inforce 6410) processor baseddevelopment kits in action.All Inforce products ship with Android KitKat 4.4 board support packages, helping developers build apps for exciting end-products. Support for future releases of Android are under development.Visit us at the Qualcomm booth #800 to find out more about platformsthatcan give you a head-start for your exciting embedded Android based development efforts!!

AnDevCon, November 18th-21st – San Francisco

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Inforce Computing will partner with Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. to present our Snapdragon™ processor based development platforms and solutions at the Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) in Burlingame, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) betweenNovember18-21, 2014. Inforce’s products are at the heart of sophisticated Android based devices indiverseembedded applications such as medical imaging systems, smart office/video conferencing solutions, wearable devices for hands-free computing, androbotics/UAVs.