In this article, Network Optix take a look at Edge computing and how Nx Meta can help organisations rapidly develop full-stack AI-enabled video management applications.
First: The Opportunity
One of the largest emerging trends in technology these days is the creation of AI-enabled edge compute devices. The AI edge computing market size was valued at $9,096.0 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $ 59,633.0 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 21.2% (Allied Market Research, AI EDGE COMPUTING MARKET Report).
What is Edge computing and why does it matter?
Edge computing is a distributed architecture in which data is processed at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible. Advantages of edge computing include, but aren’t limited to: decentralisation, network use optimisation, and lowered latency, as outlined below.
The Advantages Nx at the Edge
Powered by Nx products built with Nx Meta have HUGE advantages over competitive offerings from other video providers when developing AI-enabed Edge video solutions. Let’s go through some of them.
Unmatched Edge Device Support
The Nx Meta Server application has pre-built installation packages for AI-ready Edge devices like NVIDIA Jetson-enabled edge compute devices, low-powered ARM devices (including IP cameras) with built-in computer vision applications like people detection, OCR (object character recognition), vehicle recognition, and object detection and recognition.
Expanded Storage Capabilities
The Nx Meta Server application allows companies to develop intelligent devices with limited onboard storage. In v5.0 Nx Meta brings the ability to backup object-detected-only video, as well as Bookmarks generated by rules triggered by AI.
Store Locally, on Network Storage, or Direct to Cloud
The Nx Meta Server application allows companies to develop intelligent devices with limited onboard storage using small format storage drives like NVMe, M.2, or SSD drives . In v5.0 Nx Meta brings the ability to backup object-detected-only video, as well as Bookmarks generated by rules triggered by AI, optimises what gets stored, when, and why.
Additionally, Nx’s native on-prem storage management allows you to combine edge devices with traditional NAS and ISCSi storage to store large volumes of data securely at low cost. And Nx 5.0 brings along with it a key feature – the ability to encrypt recorded archives with a private key generated by the end-user. The Nx Video Source SDK also allows companies to develop their own cloud storage, or simply use the built-in cloud storage capabilities of Nx Cloud (v5.1).
A Full-Stack Intelligent Video Management Suite
Combined with Nx Meta’s full application suite – including Cloud, Mobile, Desktop, and Developer Tools (API, SDKs) – the Nx Meta approach saves millions of man-hours for companies looking to develop VSaaS (Video Software as a Service) solutions.
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