IDS Imaging Development Systems is touting its IDS NXT, which it describes as an all-in-one solution for AI-based image processing.
IDS NXT includes camera hardware with a self-developed AI core and training software for creating individual artificial neural networks and support. Users only need their application expertise and sample images to create a neural network, according to IDS.
The IDS NXT cameras could support medical equipment where there is no space for a powerful GPU, the company added. The AI-executed, on-board of the cameras might also support doctors making medical diagnoses — checking for skin cancer, for example. IDS officials also think there are microscopy uses.
IDS also offers an IDS NXT ocean design-in kit for creating, training and running a neural network. In addition to an IDS NXT industrial camera with 1.6 MP Sony sensor, lens and cable, the package includes six months of access to AI training software.