It automatically sends an image to the cloud for analysis when triggered by various elements including time or an environmental change
To enable a new generation of IoT endpoints, the RSL10 Smart Shot Camera does a suitable job by combining cloud-based AI with ultra-low-power image capture and recognition in surveillance cameras, restricted areas, factory automation, smart agriculture and smart homes. An accompanying smartphone application provides a user interface for the platform and acts as the gateway to cloud-based, AI-enabled object recognition services.
The platform brings together the RSL10 SIP, which provides ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy technology and the ARX3A0 Mono 65° DFOV IAS Module, which can be used for developing compact cameras with 360 fps mono imaging based on the ARX3A0 CMOS image sensor. Complemented by advanced motion and environment sensors and power and battery management, these technologies provide a complete solution that can be used to autonomously capture images and identify objects within them.
Using the RSL10 Smart Shot Camera, developers can create an endpoint that automatically sends an image to the cloud for analysis when triggered by various elements including time or an environmental change, such as light or temperature. Equally, the camera platform can operate in low power mode while monitoring a specific part of its field of view, automatically taking an image when the scene’s contents change. The image is then sent to the cloud for processing, using AI to determine the contents of the image and then taking the appropriate action.
The image data is transferred to the cloud through a gateway, connected over Bluetooth Low Energy, using the RSL10 SIP. The low power features of the components used in the platform enable an operation for extended periods from a single primary or secondary cell. The triggers are configured using the companion app, also over Bluetooth Low Energy.
“Hyper automation is the next evolutionary step in the IoT,” said Wiren Perera who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor. “The RSL10 Smart Shot Camera embraces that concept, by bringing the power of vision based AI closer to the edge to enable capabilities such as automatic object recognition and scene changes.”
Typical applications may include:
- Smart cameras for wearable safety equipment, such as hard hats.
- Monitor the contents of a shopping cart
- Support automated checkout
- Monitor the occupants in a vehicle, such as small children in rear seats
- Provide early warning of any safety issues
- In homes, scan the contents of cupboards to build shopping lists
The RSL10 Smart Shot Camera (SECO-RSL10-CAM-GEVB) is available now from ON Semiconductor and authorised distributors.