PNY Technologies and SmartCow are joining forces to streamline and simplify the implementation of solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of cities.
PNY Technologies and SmartCow are entering a strategic partnership to bring artificial intelligence AI smart city solutions and support development throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
PNY is a global supplier of components and solutions for the AI, data centre and professional visualisation markets, while SmartCow is an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics and artificial intelligence internet of things (AIoT) devices.
Smart city infrastructure
The partnership will give PNY access to streamlined, smart city infrastructure and AI applications and hardware from SmartCow, enabling it to strengthen its position as a global provider of AI solutions and accelerate the digital transformation of cities. In addition to its technical expertise, PNY provides partners with pre-sales and logistical support to help them better understand the solutions.
“Small and large urban cities are changing, giving way to smart cities. Finding a suitable partner to support the networking for all our smart cities projects is mission-critical for executing this type of work at scale,” said Jérôme Bélan, CEO at PNY Technologies.
“SmartCow’s mission is to develop an ever-growing AIoT ecosystem that simplifies and improves the lives and work of individuals and organisations around the world”
“In practice, smart city implementation is complicated and demands certain requirements. SmartCow immediately stood out as the best partner given its rich experience in building smart city applications, with expertise in both hardware and software.
“Working with its technologies leveraging both 5G and edge computing will provide us with an optimal network and real-time interconnectivity between urban elements, individuals, connected objects and public authorities, enabling us to bring our developments to life to benefit cities across the globe.”
- SmartCam: an AI-enabled camera has the ability to control object detection, sensor fusion, traffic analysis, and trajectory tracing algorithms that are essential for the next-generation’s workload. Based on the NVIDIA Metropolis software, SmartCam uses the capabilities of NVIDIA Jetson artificial intelligence platforms
Apollo Development Kit: allows developers to create and build applications that transform everyday life including digital transformation of conference rooms and self-service counters in airports. Apollo will enable users to create conversational edge computing applications. It features the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX GPU, which includes several software development kits (SDKs) such as Embedded Riva, JetPack and DeepStream
- CityStation: the AIoT platform can measure the weather and atmospheric conditions of a defined area. It is also a video analytics processor capable of running AI models on real-time video streams from 5MP or 4K in-car cameras.
“SmartCow’s mission is to develop an ever-growing AIoT ecosystem that simplifies and improves the lives and work of individuals and organisations around the world,” said Ravi Kiran, CEO and founder of SmartCow. “Technology can multiply possibilities and deliver solutions that benefit everyone. We are excited to be developing additional AI projects and building more smart cities for our clients, alongside the PNY team.
“Our AI algorithms, intelligence systems and resulting insights help PNY customers make informed decisions and build systems that enable productive, useful, safe and healthy lifestyles.”