VIA Launches New Alta DS 3 Edge AI System Using Qalcomm Snapdragon 820E

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Sep 28, 2018
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VIA Technologies, a company you might have forgotten about, but at one time developed x86 Processors, today announced the launch of the VIA ALTA DS 3 Edge AI system. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform, the system enables the rapid development and deployment of intelligent signage, kiosk, and access control devices that require real-time image and video capture, processing, and display capabilities.

VIA Launches New Edge AI System the Alta DS 3

The VIA ALTA DS 3 harnesses the cutting-edge compute, graphics, and AI processing capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform to facilitate the creation of vibrant new user experiences by allowing customers to combine their own AI applications with immersive multimedia signage display content in a compact, low-power system.

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In addition to dual 4K display support, including dual display mirror & independent video playback modes, the system also delivers rich network connectivity through its Gigabit Ethernet port plus a choice of Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1 or 4G LTE wireless integration options. Its durable small form factor chassis also offers flexible camera and I/O peripheral expandability through its three USB 3.0 ports, one Mini USB 2.0 port, and one miniPCIe slot. Other features include 4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM, 16GB eMMC flash memory, one M.2 slot, one SD card slot, and line-out and mic-in audio jacks.

To facilitate software and AI application development, the VIA ALTA DS 3 comes with a BSP featuring Android 8.0 which includes the Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for artificial intelligence designed to help developers run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, or TensorFlow using the CPU, GPU or DSP.

“The VIA ALTA DS 3 provides tightly-integrated system platform that accelerates innovation at the edge for multimedia-rich New Retail applications that boost customer convenience and engagement. With its flexible hardware and software customization options, the system can be optimized to meet your exact edge AI installation requirements while providing the scalability required for future enhancements.”

Richard Brown – Vice-President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc

Pricing And Availability

The VIA ALTA DS 3 is available now for shipment worldwide. System samples can be ordered online for US$399 plus shipping on Via’s website

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