QNAP announced a partnership with Hailo, the pioneering chipmaker of edge artificial intelligence (AI) processors. This partnership brings cutting-edge AI-powered facial recognition and people counting solutions to surveillance systems with boosted performance using the Hailo-8™ M.2 AI acceleration module.
The partnership sees Hailo's advanced AI acceleration technology integrated with QNAP's QVR Face, a smart facial recognition solution, and QVR Human people counting solution. The combined solution boosts video recognition performance and capabilities, making it the ideal choice for an economical centralized security and AI surveillance solution in large-scale deployment.
"Hailo is excited to partner with QNAP to bring our AI acceleration technology to QNAP’s smart surveillance solutions," stated Gary Huang, General Manager, Hailo Greater China, adding “By leveraging the power of Hailo’s advanced AI processors, QNAP surveillance users can now benefit from an easier and more cost-effective deployment supporting more AI-powered video analytics for surveillance requirements of all sorts.”
“QNAP’s smart surveillance solutions are designed to meet the needs of modern applications such as automatic door access management, attendance management, and smart retail services,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, adding “When combined with Hailo's high-performance AI accelerator, we provide power-efficient, scalable, and affordable AI surveillance solutions to a wide range of organizations and environments including offices, factories, retail, residential communities, and more.”
Based on the Hailo-8 AI processor with high power efficiency, the Hailo-8 M.2 module delivers unprecedented AI performance for edge devices, enabling over 4 times higher performance than a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU). With this partnership, QNAP will become a distribution point for the Hailo-8 M.2 2280 B+M key module, providing better services for customers.
The joint solution of QNAP and Hailo centralizes AI computing on a surveillance server, saving significant costs of cloud computing or purchasing a large number of expensive AI cameras. Users can simply add a Hailo-8 M.2 AI acceleration module to a QNAP surveillance server for boosted AI recognition performance - fulfilling highly-efficient, large-scale smart surveillance with up to 50% lower running costs.
Offering broad compatibility of over 6,700 IP cameras from 190 renowned brands, including ONVIF compatible cameras, QNAP surveillance solutions allow users to choose from various IP cameras based on their needs. Compared to using expensive AI cameras equipment with a dedicated surveillance server (narrower compatibility), users can enjoy greater maintenance flexibility for future scalability and maximize their investment using a QNAP surveillance solution with Hailo-8 M.2 module.