The Embedded World Exhibition and Conference will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, between the days 25 and 28 of February. As a leading international world fair with the focus exclusively on embedded technologies, many companies and professionals will attend this event to show and learn the new trends in the field of Artificial Intelligence or Edge Technology.
Embedded World Exhibition will take place at the Exhibition Centre of Nuremberg, Germany, where for three days the exhibitors are going to be showcasing their latest solutions and products that will mark the new steps into the future of embedded systems.
Pervasive Technologies will be present at Embedded World 2020 with our partner Adlink Technology exhibiting industrial-related AI Vision solutions. You can find us in Hall 10 – Booth 540.
We will be showcasing industrial-related solutions such as Heureka PPE, an AI Vision solution based on personal protective equipment automatic recognition through images or video in real-time that allows increasing safety in any work environment that requires personal protection.
Between 25 and 28 February, the International Security Exhibition will be held in Madrid. Companies and professionals from all over the world will attend this event to learn about new trends in the security market and exhibit their products and innovations.
SICUR will take place at the IFEMA exhibition center, where for four days security, defense, cybersecurity, innovation, and technological development will be the main topics of conversation.
SICUR is the international reference event in Spain in the field and market of security, which brings together professionals and companies from private and public areas. New technologies and innovation are the main focus of this fair that seeks to promote welfare and social development.
Pervasive Technologies will be present at SICUR 2020 with our partner Kron Analytics exhibiting security-related AI Vision solutions. You can find us in Hall 10 – Stand 10A35.
We will be exhibiting solutions related to working safety such as Heureka PPE, an AI Vision solution based on personal protective equipment automatic recognition through images or video in real-time that allows increasing safety in any work environment that requires personal protection.
Pervasive Technologies has attended the special edition of the SmartCatalonia Challenge focused on the “Port de Tarragona“.
During the event, several companies have offered their ideas to solve the four challenges that were announced a few weeks before.
These solutions offered by the companies are focused on solving different processes of port operations through innovative technologies such as image and video recognition.
What is SmartCatalonia Challenge?
The initiative SmartCatalonia Challenge is a competition promoted by the Secretary of Digital Policies of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Promoting innovation in search of solutions to territorial problems, it involves startups, small and medium enterprises to meet the challenges posed by the Catalan entities.
SmartCatalonia tries to connect through competition these territorial problems with the proposals offered by companies willing to solve the challenges posed to improve the life quality of many citizens.
Solutions in “Port de Tarragona
Pervasive Technologies attended the event as one of the leading companies in the application of Artificial Intelligence to image and video recognition to give a sample of the solutions that could be applied when solving the proposed issues.
The event held in the “Tarragona Port Authority Assembly Hall” sought to respond to the four challenges posed by SmartCatalonia Challenge for different problems of the “Port of Tarragona”, these are:
Challenge 1: Fast and safe access to the port
This challenge aims to solve the problem of how to accredit and identify drivers quickly and prior to their arrival at the port.
Challenge 2: Vehicle Monitoring and Tracking
To provide a solution to the question of how to track vehicles circulating in the Port in a non-invasive way.
Challenge 3: Automatic Identification of Authorized Personnel
A constant problem that needs to be corrected is how to detect if there are non-accredited people inside the vehicles that enter the port.
Challenge 4: Automatic Identification of Products
This challenge seeks to answer the question of how to know if the trucks leaving the Port are full or empty.
On January 15th and 16th, the annual meeting of partners of the hardware producer ADLINK took place, among which Pervasive Technologies is one of the most renowned peninsular partners.
The meeting took place in the city of Turia with the objective of presenting the latest products, solutions and new developments of ADLINK’s technologies, giving the opportunity to its partners to make their solutions visible and present various demos with the aim of creating business opportunities under the umbrella of the Taiwanese company.
In addition to the presentation of different solutions, the event managed to generate interesting networking by bringing together important people from emerging technology companies that seek to lead the future of innovation.
In the different talks during the two days of the event, all the successes of the year were reviewed, where the technological trends are going was discussed, besides a deep debate about which is the future market, starting with a talk of ADLINK’s CEO, Jim Liu, who offered a very advanced vision about what is happening in the IoT and AI world and his evolution perspective for the next years.
The main topic of debate and presentation was artificial intelligence, being the appointment a key moment for the partners to share their needs and successes to generate new business opportunities and technological improvements.
Pervasive Technologies’ role in ADLINK’s partner meeting
Rodolfo Lomascolo, CEO of Pervasive Technologies, was on hand to give a presentation on the application and the importance of ADLINK hardware and NVIDIA GPUs for the creation of its Heureka Industry and Retail platform.
Pervasive Technologies’ presentation discussed how to deploy Vision-based artificial intelligence solutions on the Heureka platform (for both industrial and retail environments) and how they are using this intelligent hardware to run models, do deployments, remote management and more, ending with the presentation of some of their latest success stories.
ADLINK’s organization and hosting were great, with the location in the Valencian city being an unbeatable choice.
When we talk about sectors such as construction or industry, we all know that workers tend to do their jobs in complex and even dangerous environments, which causes accidents at work caused by risks in the work area.
The safety of employees in work areas has always been of vital importance to companies, and that leads to all companies working in these sectors (industry, manufacturing, construction, etc.) need, also for due compliance of the law, of a policy and a plan for the prevention of occupational hazards.
The problem with the control of the use of PPE is found in the manual review by visual inspection, since this method has traditionally been used to confirm that workers are wearing protective equipment. This method, apart from being very slow and expensive due to the individual review of each worker, leads to frequent errors that can affect both employees for their safety working as well as the company because they are breaking the legality unconsciously.
From Pervasive Technologies we have developed an artificial intelligence solution – Heureka PPE – based on image processing, to replace the traditional manual control system with an automated system. The system recognizes the PPE that workers carry, benefits employees by improving their safety in work areas and companies by increasing productivity and regulatory compliance, saving both time and money.
The Pervasive Heureka PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) solution continuously monitors the marked areas (usually the entrances or exits of the enclosures) by combining advanced analytics and machine learning to ensure the correct use of the PPE indicated for the specific work environment.
In general, a series of surveillance cameras are available and compliance with the PPE regulations established for the areas or scenes where the images of each camera are captured must be detected.
Depending on the specificity of each use case, piloting may be necessary or timely in the real scenario of the solution, before the implementation of the Complete Solution.
Heureka PPE is scalable, secure and suitable for all infrastructure requirements.
The Heureka PPE Edge device is a GPU processing unit that can provide EPI detection information near the camera with any CCTV camera.
The solution can send the detection result, alarms and information related to the cloud and to a central processing unit.
Heureka Edge device
GPU processing unit supporting up to 4 cameras to perform detection on the device itself (local processing). Includes remote support service and configuration assistance.
Heureka PPE license
AI module for EPI’s detection. The license is associated with each camera.
The detections incorporated in Heureka PPE are: “helmet”, “head”, “vest”, “gloves”, “safety boots”, “acoustic protector”, “glasses” and “person”.
Pervasive offers a set of optional services for adjustment, monitoring and priority maintenance of the solution:
Solution adjustment for the client’s case
We offer our adjustment service for those cases in which it is required to increase the accuracy by incorporating particularities of the client’s case.
Continued service for remote monitoring of the solution
Remote monitoring of the Heureka Edge device identifying potential anomalies in the behavior of the solution over a period of 2 years.
Maintenance of the Heureka PPE license
It includes the resolution of errors and the updates of the software provided by Pervasive for a period of 2 years.
Priority maintenance of the Heureka Edge device
It includes replacing the device with the solution already pre-installed in case of failure within 24-48h for a period of 2 years.
Pervasive Technologies solutions can be easily integrated into third-party systems through REST API communication.
The predictions can be sent by REST callback to a client server or they could be consulted by REST call to the Edge device by the client.
Additionally, in any of the options, the client could incorporate the predictions into his VMS system.
The solution can be integrated into a self-registration entry / exit system, access control systems and video management servers for alarms and operation. The possibilities of integration are multiple.
On October 9th, the event “AI in the motion: Energy Sector” will take place, an event organized by Atos, Google Cloud and Pervasive Technologies jointly.
It will take place at the ATOS Business Technology and Innovation Center in Madrid, at number 2 of Paseo Doce Estrellas.
There will be several presentations on the subject of the application of Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector, one for each company that co-organizes the event:
Celestino Güemes, from Atos, will present in his conference content related to “AI in the edge”, while José Manuel García, from Google, will talk about “Machine Learning for everyone, Energy examples” to know how the usefulness of Artificial Intelligence technologies are changing the ways of working in the sector.
Finally, Salvador Marimón, director of Pervasive Technologies, will present the issue of “AI business value” in which he will show us different purposes and uses of AI to optimize and improve business, including in the energy sector.
We will also find at the disposal of those present a series of demos so that they can observe first-hand the different solutions that are being implemented in this sector.
AI in Motion Agenda: Energy Sector
09:00 – Reception and welcome coffee 09:30 – Presentation 09:40 – AI in the edge. Celestino Güemes. Atos 10:00 – ML for everyone, Energy examples. José Manuel García. Google Cloud 10:20 – AI Business Values. Salvador Marimón. Pervasive Technologies 10:40 – Break 11:00 – AI on live: Detección de EPI’s, Satellite Asset Monitoring y ICR 11:30 – Closing
AI in Motion Demo Circuit
Digital Twin: Real-time monitoring and failure prediction for wind turbines using AI and digital twins.
PPE Detectoion: Compliance audit of the use of Personal Protection Equipment through AI applied to Images and Videos.
Satellite Asset Monitoring: Audit and control of Assets through AI applied to Satellite Images.
ICR – Intelligent Character Recognizition: Identifying and extracting content from document images, for their structuring, classification and analysis.
Automatic defect inspection of solar farms with AI: Identification and classification of defects of panels in solar farms, using thermographies acquired by means of drones and artificial vision IA models.
Revenue Protection: AI and ML applied to Non-Technical Loss Detection in Distribution Networks.
Reconocimiento automático de acciones usando vídeo: Intelligent alarm control by detecting actions in selected areas using AI.
AI-Powered customer service: Transforming customer service through artificial intelligence: RPA and voicebots.
E-Fly: Edge- enabled Flying Inspector: Infrastructure inspection platform using UAVs or other aerial means, applying Deep Learning techniques.
Nvidia is the leader in GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerated computing and one of the pioneers and most involved in the development of artificial intelligence to optimize all kinds of processes.
Working with its Jetson devices (integrated graphics cards), allows AI companies to improve the deep learning processes and the automation of their solutions, giving a boost to the growth of IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
These Jetson devices, designed to operate autonomously, are widely used in Pervasive, providing the performance and energy efficiency needed to run our AI modules in an optimal way.
Pervasive Technologies and its relationship with Nvidia
Pervasive Technologies is an innovative company specialized in building predictive solutions through the use of advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning technologies for different sectors, seeking to optimize their processes and improve business benefits.
Pervasive and NVIDIA are working closely as partners to develop the future of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Pervasive is a participant in the Nvidia Inception program, a platform that provides resources to exceptional AI companies that are revolutionising the data science industry.
The Inception initiative is a virtual accelerator that helps the development and prototyping of products or solutions and their implementation and start up during their critical stages.
At Pervasive Technologies we use different models of Jetson devices to implement our products and solutions thanks to their high performance and energy efficiency. Jetson devices are an unbeatable ally when it comes to enhancing everything related to Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.
For example, some of the Jetson used by Pervasive for its business solutions are:
Jetson Nano: Thanks to its high performance and energy efficiency, it allows to run multiple neural networks in parallel and process high-resolution sensor data simultaneously. This device is a perfect choice for adding advanced AI to any solution.
Jetson TX2: With a superior performance, almost double, that the Nano, we can find it in three versions: Jetson TX2 (8GB), Jetson TX2i, and the new Jetson TX2 of 4GB.
Jetson AGX Xavier: The first GPU device designed specifically for standalone machines, it features six processing units to process sensor data and run advanced AI models, delivering high performance and energy efficiency.
Actions of the partnership
Keeping a partner relationship that flows benefiting both companies, both Nvidia and Pervasive Technologies have carried out several joint actions.
In October last year, Pervasive was invited by NVIDIA to the Nvidia GTC Europe event in Munich, the brand’s premier event on Artificial Intelligence and one of the largest in Europe.
In this important meeting we held a conference by our Chief Data Science, Albert Climent, on the uses of Deep Learning in the retail sector to maximize actions that boost profits at the point of sale. In addition, a computer graphic about Pervasive Technologies’ solution was exhibited during all the days of the congress.
AI Solutions with NVIDIA
Thanks to Nvidia’s Jetson, we have been able to create several solutions to improve industrial processes:
This solution allows to analyze in a fast, easy and automated way if the compliance of the use of the Personal Protection Equipment is correct in industries such as construction, energy or pharmaceutical among others.
Intelligent Character Recognition
Solution that allows the recognition of texts and codes in industrial environments or of great difficulty for Manufacturing, Logistics, Pharmacy and Chemistry.
Object/Subject Detection and Classification
We can locate and count people, vehicles, pallets, products on shelves, industrial parts, all to improve processes in different industries, in Retail or in Smart Cities.
Gender and Age Detection
From images or videos we can detect gender, age and even attitude of any individual with high precision.
On October 9, 10, and 11, Pervasive Technologies had the opportunity to be present at NVIDIA Europe GTC 2018, the most important summit on Artificial Intelligence in Europe, held this year in Munich, Germany.
Pervasive Technologies was selected to actively participate in the event with one of its most outstanding projects last year, focused on the application of Deep Learning in the Retail sector.
Our Chief Data Scientist Albert Climent was there to give a lecture on the project to all the attendees. Likewise, some selected projects were also exposed through a large infographic so that everyone could enjoy a written explanation during the days of the event.
We had the opportunity to hear Albert Climent, Pervasive’s representative at NVIDIA Europe GTC, tell us what it was like to participate in this experience first hand.
Interview with Albert Climent, Chief Data Scientist of PervasiveTechnologies
Q: What were your impressions of the NVIDIA GTC event?
A: The event was well organized, starting with a talk by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang showing what’s new, focused on three blocks: Autonomous Drive, Real Time Light Rendering, and a new module aimed at developing Deep Learning and Machine Learning models.
There were many talks, oriented both to people with technical profiles and to more business-oriented profiles. Some talks were very interesting, although attending all of them was impossible.
Q: What theme or trend was the protagonist of the event?
A: The main theme of the event was autonomous vehicles, from children’s coaches to racing cars, including trucks and cars for daily use. Deep Learning technologies will not only allow for autonomous cars, but also add safety systems to existing cars. For example, identifying driver fatigue and warning them to avoid accidents.
Q: What do these types of events contribute to Artificial Intelligence Startups?
A: These types of events provide vision of new technologies, allow you to find business opportunities, seek funding and cooperation for new products and solutions.
Q: Which lecture did you find most interesting and why?
A: At a particular level and knowing the cost for the generation of Datasets, I opt for the talk “Object Detection Training: An Online Learning Pipeline for Humanoid Robots”, where a robot was trained to locate and detect new objects in a very short time.
Q: What was the space for the posters like and what was their function?
A: The space was a little bit reduced and the truth is that not many people stopped there as it was more of a transit area. Even so, on the first day in the afternoon we were invited to be near the posters to resolve doubts or to give talks about the posters in this area.
Pervasive Technologies and the next editions of the event
Q: What did participating in NVIDIA Europe GTC mean to you personally?
A: I think it is an enriching experience on a personal level. To be able to understand the speed at which technology evolves giving solutions that were unimaginable until now and allows the mind to imagine the future. In addition, it is very satisfying to be able to expose and defend the work done by the team.
Q: Do you recommend both attending and participating?
A: I think I would recommend more participation than assisting those who want to expose their solutions to the world. Still, being able to attend also helps to see what others are doing, to learn about jobs and technologies applicable in our sector.
Q: Would you repeat in the next edition?
A: Without hesitation. Having a space to present success stories based on cutting-edge technologies while learning about other approaches and solutions is very enriching.
Q: Any anecdotes?
A: There were two curious points: an ice cream shop and a popcorn shop with flavors (caramel, wasabi, coffee, apple,…), but the surprising thing happened on the last day, when the event closed. There was a truck at the entrance, without a cabin or driver, totally autonomous. To remove it they used a radio control, as if it were a toy. The problem came when they wanted to put it on a trailer of a truck with a driver to take it away: the toy didn’t have enough strength to get on the platform and they needed about a dozen people to push it. A whole odyssey of new technologies.
Pervasive Technologies, a Spanish Artificial Intelligence company, continues to grow. As an example of this, in the last quarter of 2018, Pervasive Technologies opens an office in Madrid and, in this way, the company whose headquarters are in Barcelona already has physical presence in the two cities with the biggest market in Spain.
Pervasive Technologies’ office in Madrid is located in the central Paseo de la Castellana, at number 200, very close to the Plaza de Castilla area, one of the most outstanding business areas in Spain.
The contact telephone number of Pervasive Technologies in Madrid is (+34) 91 904 71 27.
By public transport:
– Metro: Cuzco (línea 10) o Plaza Castilla (líneas 1, 9, 10)
– Bus: Linea 5: Chamartin, 27: Plaza Castilla Linea 147: Barrio del Pilar N22: Barrio del Pilar N24: Las Tablas
– Cercanías Renfe: Chamartín
Pervasive Technologies is an innovative company specialized in the construction of predictive solutions using advanced systems of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. These solutions are applicable to companies in sectors such as: Retail, E-commerce, Energy, Industry, Banking and Insurance, Telecommunications or Agriculture, among others. It has Google Cloud Platform among its main technological partners.
Pervasive Technologies’ poster on Deep Learning in Retail has been selected for display at the upcoming NVIDIA GTC Europe on October 9, 10, and 11 in Munich, Germany. The Spanish company of Artificial Intelligence has been selected to exhibit a poster about one of its main projects last year together with the company Boira Digital.
All attendees will be able to enjoy conferences, learning and networking with professionals from all over the world in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Pervasive Technologies, as a partner of this company, did not want to miss the meeting and the event of NVIDIA GTC Europe . The company, based in Barcelona, was one of the companies selected with one of its most outstanding success stories of the past year to be exhibited at the event.
The poster explains through a computer graphic how Pervasive Technologies, together with Boira Digital, implemented Deep Learning technology to make a check out process equipped with Artificial Intelligence in the restaurants of the Nostrum chain. In this way, a real need of the establishment was solved, speeding up the payment process by means of an intelligent automatic box, capable of recognizing the products and their price. Furthermore, as it is connected to a mobile App, payment can be made directly with the Smartphone.
Pervasive Technologies is an innovative company specialized in the construction of predictive solutions using advanced systems of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. These solutions are applicable to companies in sectors such as: Retail, e-commerce, energy, manufacturing, banking and insurance, telecommunications and agriculture, among others.