With the increasing popularity of the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX for its high-performance best-in-class deep learning accelerator, many manufacturers in the embedded electronic devices have started to release modules that work on this AI-edge device. One of the most recent releases was the industry’s first industrial AI smart camera for AI vision solutions. With the continued growth of adoption of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, Forecr that is known for its NVIDIA Jetson based Industrial BOX PCs comes with the newly launched DSBox-NX2. This fanless box PC is specifically designed for industrial applications.
The next-generation industrial computer gives supercomputer performance multi-stream deep learning edge analytics with options to choose from the SSD storage that goes up to 2TB. The claim of supercomputer performance comes from the capability to decode up to 32 video streams in 1080p at 30fps, which is very unlikely to happen with the Raspberry Pi SBC. The famous NVIDIA processor gives 21 TOPS AI performance, which is more than enough for many of the mission-critical applications that require high-performance deep learning accelerators.
With all the information on the product page, it is very clear that this PC plans to be the best-in-class for vision-AI applications that sometimes require multiple stream video processing using deep learning algorithms. For this, NVIDIA’s DeepStream is a complete SDK for AI-based multi-sensor processing that comes from video, audio and image. Giving such high performance and utilizing the CPU and GPU at their fullest makes us think about the heating and operating temperature of the device. Thanks to the manufacturer, with a broader range of operating temperatures of -25⁰C to +65⁰C and the fanless system makes it perfect for any and all kinds of industrial applications.
The manufacturer has designed the BOX PC with rich interfaces that lets you connect a high-resolution camera through a USB interface or even expand the storage through SSD on M.2 slot. After the initial testing by the manufacturer, the throughput of over 7 GB/sec with PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSDs was observed. “Gigabit Ethernet utilization tests show over 900MBits/sec compared to the 1 Gbps theoretical limit of this interface.”