Advantech and Overview Collaboration Yields Next-Gen Industrial AI Vision System Platform
Detect and identify defective products early in the manufacturing process with OV20i, an automated AI inspection solution
Cincinnati, Ohio – June 15, 2023 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and edge hardware technology, and Overview AI, a leading software provider of smart vision systems, have joined forces to launch the OV20i, an easy-to-deploy artificial intelligence (AI) vision inspection system. Founded by former Tesla automation engineers, Overview focuses on the development of vision inspection platforms that leverage deep learning technology to automate and improve inspection processes.
The intuitive OV20i platform offers flexibility to meet diverse application needs, while eliminating the need for coding expertise. The next-generation AI vision system combines Advantech’s ICAM-520 edge AI camera with Overview’s deep-learning technology to deliver an all-in-one, powerful and highly accurate vision solution. The OV20i platform is ideal for manufacturers, integrated factory equipment makers and systems integrators.
Manufacturers look to automation technologies to help with factory floor concerns, such as production yield and traceability, manual inspection expenses, employee turnover, shrinking profit margins and more. The OV20i assists in automation process transformation and enhances inspection quality procedures, resulting in labor and waste reductions, yield improvements and, ultimately, a decrease in the total cost of operations.
Unlike typical vision systems, the OV20i saves all relevant process data and creates a traceable visual record for every unit. Saving data via cataloging, it is available for easy search and analysis. This not only helps with traceability, but also allows for the discovery of yield loss sources. Users can determine the root cause of losses with data post-processing.
“We are continually evolving the OV20i to provide new and existing customers with easy-to-use, powerful, inspection systems that also grow and scale with changing business and quality needs,” said Chris Van Dyke, CEO of Overview. “By partnering with best-in-class hardware providers for a reliable, end-to-end solution, we make device setup easier and faster. We are excited to bring Advantech into the fold and integrate Overview’s deep learning software with their high quality, industrial edge AI devices.”
Embedded with NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ modules, the Advantech ICAM-520 AI camera and Overview OV20i software combines an industrial-grade image sensor, advanced LED lighting and variable focus lens with image acquisition and AI compute capabilities. These features enable systems integrators and software vendors to integrate AI and machine vision into applications, while also efficiently performing AI defect inspection and assembly verification. AI inspection algorithms with the OV20i include presence/absence determination, quality grading and classification by color, size and/or texture.
“The ICAM-520 is a unique device, as the combination of NVIDIA compute modules and camera system offers image acquisition and AI inference functionality all within the same system,” said Carolyn Swan, director of strategic partnerships at Advantech North America, IIoT Group. “Integrating the ICAM-520 with Overview’s deep learning software creates a state-of-the-art solution for the manufacturing industry. Customers can deploy and manage the OV20i solution without the need of high-level technical expertise. It also integrates with existing factory systems and communicates across networks to accomplish more efficient, lean and profitable operations.”
The Overview OV20i solution platform is available now. To learn more about the Overview and Advantech combined solution or schedule a demonstration, visit https://overview.ai/contact-us/.
ABOUT OVERVIEW | Overview makes it easy and accessible for all manufacturing companies to automate their quality checks. Founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Tesla automation engineers, Overview uses cameras and next generation AI to improve speed and reliability of inspections while saving companies significant costs. Overview was designed specifically for flexibility and ease of use, allowing accessibility to all manufacturers, regardless of size or specific use-cases. Learn more at https://overview.ai/.