MOBOTIX and Konica Minolta have joined hands to develop a new camera platform that specifically meets the requirements of deep learning methods and will aim at leading to innovative recurring revenue models for both companies
The new MOBOTIX camera platform, jointly developed with Konica Minolta, is based on the distributed intelligence in the camera system and is crucial for artificial intelligence and at the same time the key for the communication of the products with other sensors and devices in the network to enable “Beyond Human Vision” solutions. These solutions include the detection of threats through the combination of different sensor technologies as well as the independent initiation of measures to counter such threats.
The analysis methods located on the camera itself helps users increase process efficiency and develop new business and revenue models. Future software updates will enable completely new functions based on deep learning methods, such as the recognition of human behaviour, moods or voices. In order to make this possible, a so-called “plug-in concept” is being further developed that goes far beyond what is available on competing products.
This allows customers to easily create new features similar to developing apps for mobile devices while taking full advantage of the system’s performance, including full CPU and GPU power and programmable logic. Examples could be analyzing customer behaviour in retail situations and detect emergency situations in elderly homes and hospitals or analyze quality in production lines.
The first products based on the new camera platform will be launched in the first quarter of the financial year 2019/20.