Fanless computer enables AI-powered edge AV applications 

Powered by a Qualcomm SDA845 SoC, Penguin Solutions’ Penguin Edge IFC6720 is a turnkey box for dual simultaneous 4K displays with concurrent HDMI input and wireless content-sharing.

It provides high performance computing (HPC), AI and IoT technologies in an optimised, reliable and secure digital environment, said Penguin Solutions. The application-ready platform is designed to drive networked video content distribution in edge applications. 

The fanless platform enables AI-powered edge AV applications such as digital signage, including virtual and augmented reality (VR / AR) innovations, video conferencing systems and collaboration platforms in areas such as enterprise and education.

It is based on Qualcomm’s SoC is supported by 4Gbyte LP DDR4x and 64Gbyte UFS memory. The IFC6720 platform features an M.2-2280 SSD slot and uSD card slot, which provides “abundant memory with the flexibility to scale”. High bandwidth connectivity includes 802.11n/ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.x for connected applications. There is also a Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP and Qualcomm AI engine to efficiently run heterogeneous deep learning workloads and neural networks for high performance, on device AI inferencing.  The Penguin Edge IFC6720 platform includes an Android 10 board support package.

Todd Wynia, vice president, Penguin Edge product management, said: “Capturing, streaming, casting and controlling UHD video content just became a lot easier for a wide range of edge AV applications, from digital signage to professional collaboration and conferencing.”

The Penguin Edge IFC6720 platform and the standalone board with power supply are available to order now.

The Penguin Solutions portfolio, which includes Penguin Computing and Penguin Edge, accelerates customers’ digital transformation with emerging technologies in HPC, AI, and IoT with services that span the continuum of edge, core and the cloud. The company says it designs advanced infrastructure, machines and networked systems for innovative enterprises and government institutions to build the autonomous future, drive discovery and amplify human potential.

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