Cameras with AI for smart mobility and transportation

The AI system IDS NXT shows how mobility benefits from smart cameras – it makes deep learning accessible even without previous knowledge.

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IoT is enabling new applications such as intelligent traffic management, parking management and logistics. The AI vision system IDS NXT helps to take the next step in image processing. It requires neither previous knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming. Thanks to their compact industrial-grade housing and interfaces such as REST and OPC UA, the intelligent IDS NXT cameras can be easily integrated into applications.

Where rule-based machine vision has not been attempted or has reached its limits, there is a high potential for deep learning algorithms to support employees and drive forward automation. AI solutions usually require specialist knowledge, development effort, and investment in computing and data storage hardware. With the rise of cloud-based computing and dedicated training services, however, deep learning becomes more and more accessible. Lowering this threshold is the main focus of the all-in-one AI vision system IDS NXT. Camera hardware, software, infrastructure and support come from a single company. Users only need to provide sample images and knowledge on how to evaluate them (e.g. “good” / “bad”). This makes the start into AI-based image processing particularly quick, easy and user-friendly.

Train and execute individual neural networks

Thanks to the IDS NXT lighthouse AI Vision Studio and training software, even non-experts without prior knowledge of artificial intelligence or camera programming can train an AI classifier with their own image data. It only requires three essential steps: to upload training images, to label these images and to train the desired net. Access is easy: users simply need to call up the web application, log in – and are able to start training a neural network right away. Instead of first having to set up an individual development environment, they have immediate access to all functions as well as the required infrastructure. The generated network can then be executed directly on the IDS NXT industrial cameras, turning them into powerful inference cameras.

Get started: With the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit

Anyone wishing to test the potential of AI for their applications should take a closer look at the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit. It provides all components a user needs to create, train and run a neural network in his productive environment. In addition to an IDS NXT industrial camera with 1.6 MP Sony sensor, lens and cable, the package includes six months of access to the AI training software. The use of deep learning-based image processing for individual applications can thus be realised in a short time.