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Advantech Implements Seagate SkyHawk HDD for AI Applications

2/3/2020

The planet is becoming increasingly urbanized. According to one recent study, more than 1.3 million people move into cities every week. By 2040 around 65% of the world's population will live in urban areas. In this context, there are several prominent examples of how smart monitoring and AI IoT devices impact our world.

  1. Security — Wearable cameras, advanced surveillance cameras with AI analytics, and home security systems are mainstream devices deployed in smart cities to strengthen security. 
  2. Healthcare — Using Internet of Things (IoT) devices for remote patient monitoring  reduces mortality rates by providing immediate alerts to prompt action from healthcare workers before situations escalate into crises. 
  3. Mobility — Smart street lights optimize routes based on traffic patterns, shortening both commuting and emergency response times. 
  4. Energy — Smart meters allow for more frequent readings and tracking of household energy consumption, providing formation to households and adjusting lifestyles to reduce utility costs.

Massive data collection, crucial to improving the quality of daily urban life, requires massive storage volumes. Improvements in video recording quality, coupled with longer storage periods, present challenging workloads to data storage devices used in the background of AI. Smart city solutions must store, analyze, and deliver data in a timely manner.

SkyHawk AI’s Unique Advantages

Seagate’s cutting-edge innovation storage provides the world’s first purpose-built hard drive for AI-enabled surveillance solutions. Seagate’s robust custom design is optimized for machine-learning and deep-learning applications to deliver reliable storage capabilities, high-resolution video, and advanced analytics streaming. It includes these key features:

ImagePerfect AI firmware for superior image integrity alongside additional AI workload support in always-on, AI-enabled surveillance systems. Custom designed to support an additional 16 AI streams while simultaneously and flawlessly recording footage from up to 64 HD cameras. It is designed to handle the heavy workloads expected in always-on, AI-enabled surveillance systems. At 550TB/year, SkyHawk AI is designed for more than 3× the workload of standard surveillance drives. It offers advanced vibration management for superior and sustained performance in 16+ bay NVR systems as well as improved reliability and a reduced total cost of ownership with 2M-hour MTBF and a 3-year limited warranty.

Learn more in the video: https://youtu.be/_s8gj4lMbw0

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