Latest Innovations in Retail, DSS, and Communications

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Featured Articles

Combatting Driver Fatigue with Mobile Surveillance

Driver fatigue is a leading cause of traffic accidents for heavy-duty vehicles such as mining trucks, excavators, bulldozers, cranes, cargo trucks, and buses. Their drivers need a rapid alert system to keep them awake and on the road. Find out about an in-vehicle surveillance platform that uses a camera to monitor drivers for fatigue, analyzing video in real-time to activate alerts and wireless communications.

Empowering vCPE Services with Layer 7 Visibility

Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) enables service providers to offer new value-added services such as next-generation firewalls, application-specific quality of service (QoS), and service chaining with a web-like delivery model. Explore a Layer 7 classification engine that enables vCPE solutions to utilize real-time application and subscriber information to deliver a high degree of personalization.

Turn Retail Associates into Knowledge Workers

Physical store success increasingly depends on IoT technologies for real-time access to inventory data, as well as product location, information, and reviews. Some retailers take it even further with proximity beacons that provide customer movement data and transmit promotions to smartphones and tablets. Learn how to turn sales associates into knowledge workers with rugged tablets built for the sales floor.

Pump Up NVR Performance for Full HD and UHD

Full HD (1080p) and 4k UHD video, as well as H.265 technology, are driving increased global demand for IP-based video surveillance systems and powerful, versatile network video recorders (NVRs). Check out a COM Express board and a ready-to-go NVR system that enable top-of-the-line transcoding performance with Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors and integrated Intel® HD Graphics.

Accelerate NFV Migration with Probe-based Service

Network function virtualization (NFV) is radically changing the communications deployment model, taking a top-down approach to molding the network to service requirements. The missing components in this transition are probe solutions that can address hybrid environments encompassing both virtual and physical networks. Discover a virtual probe function that delivers true end-to-end network visibility.

Extend the Intel® Retail Sensor Platform with Beacons

The Intel® Retail Sensor Platform offers a compelling solution for revolutionizing inventory tracking, collecting in-depth intelligence on customer behavior and preferences, and dramatically reducing losses from misplaced items and inventory shrink. See how adding a retail beacon solution extends this platform, helping physical stores increase sales by tracking and engaging customers on the sales floor.

Boost Communications Performance with Embedded SSDs

To handle today’s massive and ever-increasing amounts of data traffic, business communications equipment requires performance. Every system component, large and small, must be meticulously selected to eke out greater performance gains. Find out how embedded solid-state drives (SSDs) deliver space-saving capacity to boards and modules to enhance flexibility, scalability, and ruggedness.

Ring Up POS System Sales with Intel® vPro™ Technology

The point-of-sale (POS) machine market is extremely competitive, but designers can get an edge by appealing to two top retailer concerns: security and maintenance. Solve these problems and retailers are likely to line up for your solution. See how Intel® vPro™ platforms enable solutions that button up security and minimize maintenance costs through remote management.




Flexible, Modular, Open Architecture for Cloud Computing

Offering resources on demand requires that computing, storage, and I/O be decoupled into different functional modules that can be chosen in necessary proportions and combined in a specific hardware entity based on the needs of an application. Modular Industrial Cloud Architecture (MICA) enables resource allocation on demand to meet these requirements.

Sponsored by: ADLINK


Silicon Motion Osprey Visual IoT Embedded Platform

Osprey Visual IoT is a complete product ready platform for connected display devices where small form factor and low power are key requirements. The Osprey IoT Platform, using Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 series, provides a robust set of standard I/O and interfaces such as Ethernet, USB Host, USB Client, UART, SPI, I2C, and GPIOs. Multiple display outputs are driven by Silicon Motion’s SM750, and Ferri-eMMC® provides the high-performance system storage with robust data integrity and compliance to industrial standard eMMC 4.5 specification.

iBASE EN50155-Certified MPT-3000R Fanless Railway System Powered by Intel® Atom™ Processor E3845

The MPT-3000R is a multi-purpose IoT railway system designed for railway applications. Operating in temperatures from -40 ºC to 70 ºC, the unit has built-in G-sensor shock protection and uses M12 connectors, as well as a wide-range voltage GPIO interface that supports dual SIM cards and dual WWAN communication modules to provide a recovery mechanism for IPBX.

Thecus* N5810PRO Tower

Designed for data-heavy small and medium businesses, the Thecus* N5810PRO is a powerful 5-bay NAS solution. Unique with its built-in UPS battery, the N5810PRO delivers robust data integrity and security with accelerated performance.

Industrial Thin Mini-ITX Fanless Computer

Powered by Intel® Celeron® processor J1900, the ML210G-10 is capable of driving dual-independent displays and HD media, all in a compact, fanless, and energy-efficient solution.

conga-TS170 Server-on-Module

conga-TS170 Server-on-Module is based on the Intel® Xeon™ processor E3-1578L/E3-1558. The integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics accelerated by 128 MB fast eDRAM and double graphics base frequency provide superior transcoding and video processing performance.

AAEON’s RTC-700B 7″ Rugged Tablet X86-based Windows® 10 up to 1.92 GHz Quad Core Processor

RTC-700B utilizes IP65-rated enclosures that prevent solid/liquid intrusion, MIL-STD-810G compliancy for resistance against shock/vibration, and is further supported with accessories, such as barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers.