Nvidia powers SmartCow smart city controller

  • March 20, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Maltese company SmartCow has released an AI-enabled controller powered by Nvidia’s Jetson platform for smart cities and autonomous infrastructure deployments.

SmartCow is an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, AIoT devices and smart city products.

Ultron is an AI-enabled controller with sensor fusion capabilities that empowers industrial applications of vision AI at the edge. Powered by the Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX system-on-module and compatible with Jetson Orin NX, Ultron is suitable for smart traffic and manufacturing that can leverage its computing power and low latency for vision AI applications in various configurations. It is also applicable in smart factories, smart cities, smart buildings and agriculture.

Ultron takes automation a step further than traditional PLCs with vision analysis. Based on Nvidia Jetson modules, Ultron is capable of visual AI processing, with model architectures such as image classification, object detection and segmentation.

The latest version of Ultron enhances the flexibility of its modular design, with three kinds of IO units available. AI developers can identify the needs from the vertical and expand up to seven units at once.

Built-in QuickSilver software provides several options tailored to users with varying priorities, making it simple to use pre-existing trained models with the Nvidia JetPack SDK. Ultron also works with SmartCow FleetTrackr, which monitors and records run-time data such as machine productivity or operating temperature, automatically starts and stops processes, generates alarms and alerts if a machine malfunctions, and more.

Ultron provides a custom AI development service and simplifies the AI model configuration, which shortens system development and deployment time to market.

Established in 2016, SmartCow is an end-to-end engineering company that builds hardware and software for AI applications. Its specialty lies in developing software-defined hardware with field programmability and flexibility. Its AI applications are widely used in smart cities. Partners include Nvidia and PNY. The company is located in Malta, India, Taiwan, Italy, Singapore and France and is expanding to the USA