One industrial Edge AI computer that’s powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX is the MiTAC MA1. Aside from the incorporation of the Jetson Orin, the compact industrial computer operates in a wide temperature range, from -25°C to +60°C, and still doesn’t require a fan. The case measures just 90 by 125 by 65 mm.
To maximize its versatility, the MA1 boasts an array of I/O, which includes HDMI (up to 4K at a resolution of 60 Hz); dual RJ-45 1-Gb Ethernet LAN’ two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports; one D-Sub9 RS-232 (four-wire) interface; high-speed M.2 2280 PCIe; four 4 NVMe connections; and support for 5G/LTE and WiFi-6E.
Specific applications that appear to be a target for the MA1 include public safety, for disaster response, anomaly detection, and infrastructure protection; smart retail, for asset protection, autonomous shopping, and customer and store analytics; and traffic management, to provide real-time alerts, incident detection, and speed estimation.
The MA1 can also operate as an edge AI computer for retail applications, such as those that require video input and analytics at the output. As such, the MA1 provides centralized control and management of those IP cameras, making it easier to configure, monitor, and maintain the surveillance system within the retail store. The MA1 then aggregates data captured by the IP cameras, enabling comprehensive insight into customer behavior and product information. This data is essential for both theft prevention and an enhanced shopping experience for the customer. The scalability of the MA1 allows it to accommodate additional IP cameras or expand the scope of the retail surveillance system as needed.
From a software perspective, developers can hit the ground running. That ability comes thanks to NVIDIA’s SDK and Linux support package. The former, JetPack 5.1.2, is a production quality release and brings support for the Jetson AGX Orin industrial module. It includes Jetson Linux 35.4.1 BSP with Linux Kernel 5.10, an Ubuntu 20.04 based root file system, a UEFI based bootloader, and OP-TEE as Trusted Execution Environment. The NVIDIA Jetson Linux driver package includes a Linux kernel, the UEFI bootloader, NVIDIA drivers, flashing utilities, and a sample filesystem based on Ubuntu.
In summary, MA1 plays a pivotal role in this smart retail application, facilitating the connection and efficient operation of IP cameras with the powerful AI capabilities of NVIDIA Jetson Orin. Its roles encompass central control, data aggregation, and network connectivity, all contributing to the overall effectiveness of the system in theft prevention and self-checkout while reducing backend workload and latency.
Regardless of what your Edge computing application is, it’s likely MiTYAC’s MA1 can be configured to fit your needs. The company has built a reputation for its global tech support through an FAE network, and experienced R&D team. If necessary, the industrial platforms can be white-labeled for specific customers.
Mitac MA1-Nano-4GB BoxPC (NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano, 4GB)
Mitac MA1-Nano-8GB BoxPC (NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano, 8GB)
Mitac MA1-NX-8GB BoxPC (NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX, 8GB)
Mitac MA1-NX-16GB BoxPC (NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX, 16GB)