AI digital signage system combines Apollo Lake SoC with Myriad X AI accelerators

Digital signage players were traditionally used to display photos and text, play some videos, or PowerPoint presentations. But like with so many other devices, they can also be enhanced with artificial intelligence with, for instance, facial recognition enabling more personalized information, weather detection showing targeted advertisement (umbrella when it rains, sunglasses on sunny days…), and other data collection.

IEI IDS-310AI fanless AI digital signage system can enable these types of features thanks to an Intel Celeron J3455 Apollo Lake processor combined with two Myriad X VPU’s, and the ability to drive three displays through HDMI.

AI digital signage system

IDS-310AI digital signage mini PC specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor @ 1.5GHz / 2.3GHz (Turbo);  10W TDP
  • System Memory – 1 x 204-pin DDR3L SO-DIMM, 8 GB pre-installed
  • Storage – 128GB SATADOM, MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output – 3x HDMI 1.4b ports up to 3840×2160 @ 30Hz each
  • Audio – 1x Mic in, 1x Line out
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port via RTL8111H PCIe GbE controller
    • Optional 802.11ac/BT M.2 module and external antenna
  • USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
  • Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485 DB-9 with AFC functionality (PDF)
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 2230 A-key slot (PCIe x1 + USB 2.0)
    • 1x mini PCIe slot fitted with Mustang-MPCIE-MX2 (2x Myriad X VPU) AI accelerator card
  • Security – TPM 2.0
  • Misc – Power & reset button, AT/ATX switch, Power and storage LEDs
  • Power Supply
    • 12V DC via screw jack
    • Consumption – 2.6A @ 12V (Intel Celeron J3455 with 8GB memory)
  • Dimensions – 137 x 102.8 x 49.2 mm (extruded aluminum alloy chassis)
  • Weight – 910 grams
  • Temperature Range – -20°C ~ 45°C with air flow
  • Humidity – 10% ~ 95%, non-condensing
  • Reliability
    • Operating Shock: Half-sine wave shock 5G, 11ms, 100 shocks per axis,
    • Operating Vibration: MIL-STD-810G 514.6C-1 (SATADOM)
  • Safety/EMC – CE/FCC

IDS-310AI Embedded PC specificationsThe mini PC supports Windows 10 or Linux operating systems, as well as Intel’s “Open Visual Inference Neural Network Optimization” (OpenVINO) to leverage the AI accelerator card using AlexNet, GoogleNet, Tiny Yolo, Squeezenet, resNet, and other models.

While IDS-310AI mini PC is mostly promoted as a digital signage system with AI capabilities, it can also be used as an industrial embedded PC, an AIoT Edge computer, for smart automation, surveillance applications, transportation, and more.

The company did not provide any pricing nor availability information. Additional details about IDS-310AI fanless rugged mini PC can be found in ICP Germany’s announcement (German) and the product page on IEI website.

Via LinuxGizmos

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