New Product Supports the Greatest Number of Cameras in a Compact Fanless System
EFCO, a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions, introduced Eagle Eyes Embedded Vision Systems, a family of fanless box computers for machine vision applications. The Eagle Eyes series is the first to offer artificial intelligence monitoring and predictive maintenance through the company’s EKit software package, based on EFCO’s propriety artificial intelligence algorithms, that provide all systems monitoring and systems analysis. The Eagle Eyes Embedded Vision Systems series is also the first industrial image processing systems to be able to support up to 12 PoE+ cameras within a compact system.
“Industrial image processing will become indispensable for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT,” stated Mike Chao, President of EFCO. “While PC performance has significantly improved in recent years, image processing puts extreme performance requirements on the computers and operating system. Specialized image processing machines that are task-optimized for applications such as factory automation, machine vision, and transportation logistics, are required to ensure reliability. In addition, because reliability is so critical in many of these applications, EFCO is incorporating artificial intelligence into its devices to detect problems and trigger predictive maintenance.”
EKit with Dynamic Digital Module
Based on proprietary AI algorithms, Eagle Eyes’ intelligent EKit is a software-based program that collects data from the device and performs dynamic, real-time monitoring of system behavior. Its Dynamic Digital Module (DDM) is a key feature of Eagle Eyes and dynamically displays system information such as CPU temperature, power consumption, RTC battery voltage, DC voltage, hardware health, and PoE status, as well as customized customer information. The EKit ensures that the system maintains stable operation at all times and provides advanced warning if proactive trouble-shooting is required. This prevents unpredictable losses due to sudden, or unexpected operating failures.