FCNT Co., Ltd.
FCNT and Soliton Systems start collaboration to realize DX in harsh environments such as construction and disaster sites
～FCNT’s edge AI camera certified as a video distribution device for Soliton Systems’ video distribution cloud service “Zao Cloud View(TM)”～
FCNT Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President Norihisa Tanaka, hereinafter referred to as FCNT) and Soliton Systems Inc. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Nobuo Kamada, hereinafter referred to as Soliton Systems) have developed an FCNT camera-type device. “Edge AI Camera” has completed a confirmation test to confirm that it operates normally and stably as a video distribution device for Soliton Systems’ video distribution cloud service “Zao Cloud View(TM)”. We have started collaborating to realize DX for construction, construction and disaster sites using various video solutions.
Soliton Systems’ video distribution cloud service “Zao Cloud View(TM)” is a solution for safety confirmation at construction sites and plants, visualization and quality control of production sites, and quick grasp of the site situation in the event of a disaster. We have a lot of introduction results. However, at construction sites and disaster sites, there are many opportunities to use it in harsh environments such as under the scorching sun. When monitoring the situation from a remote location, the problem of not being able to stably distribute video for a long period of time became apparent due to functional limitations caused by heat.
Therefore, FCNT, which has a unique heat dissipation structure and waterproof and dustproof support, can provide stable video
transmission for a long time even in harsh outdoor environments such as high temperatures, and has a high degree of portability and flexibility in installation and removal. By using the “Edge AI Camera” as a video distribution device for “Zao Cloud View (TM)” provided by Soliton Systems, it is possible to perform stable video distribution for a long time, enabling construction sites and disaster sites. It was a big first step to accelerate the realization of DX in such as. In the future, by combining the products owned by both companies, FCNT and Soliton Systems are expected to solve problems in existing markets such as construction sites and disaster sites, and accelerate the introduction of local 5G environments such as factories and plants. We will actively work on business collaborations that will lead to the development of new markets, such as the utilization of the technology in Japan, as well as the resolution of various social issues in Japan. FCNT will support a wide range of industries by providing solutions that contribute to the resolution of customer issues, the realization of requests, and the resolution of social issues, starting with Edge AI. And for a future where each and every one of us can live with peace of mind and lively, we will connect people, things, and things more comfortably, and create new value that has never existed before. background and overview
Soliton Systems’ video distribution cloud service “Zao Cloud View(TM)” is used for bridge inspections (construction consultants), status confirmation and inspections inside container installation sites (ports), and remote confirmation of work progress at construction sites (general contractors). ), checking the situation of disaster sites and sharing information (government offices), etc.
* Click here for details https://www.soliton.co.jp/lp/enkaku/ Conventionally, in addition to the dedicated device Zao-X,
business-use smartphones owned by workers have been used as video distribution devices when using “Zao Cloud View (TM)” at construction sites, disaster sites, etc. was However, in the case of smartphones, if this solution is used in a harsh environment such as under the scorching sun, functions will be restricted due to heat within about 10 minutes after the start of use. I was. In addition, when capturing images from an external camera or monitor and distributing them to “Zao Cloud View (TM)” via a smartphone, it is not possible to coexist with charging and connecting to external devices, and it takes a long time. There were some issues that I couldn’t use.
* Dedicated device Zao-X
https://www.soliton.co.jp/products/category/product/video/smart-telecaster_zao-x/ In response to these issues, Soliton Systems provides “Zao Cloud View(TM)”, an FCNT “edge AI camera” that has a unique heat dissipation structure, waterproof and dustproof capabilities, and a high degree of portability and installation/removal flexibility. By using it as a video distribution device, it has become possible to realize stable video transmission for a long time even in harsh outdoor environments with high temperatures such as construction sites and disaster sites. In addition, while smartphones have only one connection interface with external devices (also used as a charging interface), FCNT’s “edge AI camera” has two extended interfaces for connecting external devices in addition to the charging interface. , it is possible to capture video from an external camera or external monitor while charging, and it is also possible to transmit video captured from external devices for a long period of time, supporting a wide range of uses required for video distribution devices. increase.
In the future, FCNT and Soliton Systems will combine the products owned by both companies, and by the end of fiscal 2022, will introduce them on a trial basis to sites where problem solving is required in existing markets such as construction sites and disaster sites, verify the effects, and visualize the effects. We will work on this and aim to have it utilized as a commercial service as soon as possible. In addition, we will focus on “local 5G support”, which is the strength of both products, and actively promote the development of new markets. FCNT’s “Edge AI Camera” has a communication function that can be used in a local 5G environment, and Soliton Systems’ “Zao Cloud View(TM)” builds a high-quality VMS (Note 2) even in a closed environment. We will actively promote the development of solutions that can be used in the local 5G environment, where the introduction of 5G is expected to accelerate in factories and plants, and actively promote business collaboration in Japan. By working on , we will contribute to the promotion of DX in various industrial fields.
Features of Edge AI Camera
1. With a dedicated heat dissipation structure, even in harsh environments, it is possible to achieve much longer and more stable operation than smartphones.
The edge AI camera’s unique heat dissipation structure enables stable video transmission for long periods of time even in extreme
high-temperature environments with temperatures of 35 degrees or more, which is difficult for ordinary smartphones (Note 3).
2. Compatible with public LTE/5G, enabling high-quality video transmission outdoors
Since it supports public LTE/5G communication, it can be used for outdoor remote presence, remote monitoring, and remote work guidance. It is also waterproof and dustproof, so it can be used as a network camera device with excellent environmental performance.
3. Supports local 5G and can be used in on-premises environments Edge AI cameras also support local 5G communication. In addition, Soliton Systems’ Zao Cloud View (TM) can build a high-quality VMS environment in closed environments such as factories and plants, so it is a local 5G system that requires secure and high-quality video solutions. The combination with is also good compatibility, and the possibility of introduction as a new market can be expected. 4. Capture video from external devices and transmit high-quality video from edge AI cameras
By having an expansion interface for connecting external devices, it is possible to capture images from an external camera or monitor while charging the battery, and it is also compatible with long-term transmission of images captured from external devices.
・About FCNT’s edge AI solution
(https://www.fcnt.com/business/solution/casestudy.html#sct-1) ・ About Zao Cloud View (TM) of Soliton Systems
Soliton Systems Overview
Trade name: Soliton Systems Co., Ltd.
Representative: Nobuo Kamata, President and Representative Director Location: 2-4-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Established: March 1, 1979
Capital: 1,326,500,000 yen
・ Proper nouns such as product names listed are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
(Note 1) Remote presence refers to using wearable cameras and network cameras to perform presence from a remote location without going to the site. According to the definition of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, “confirmation of materials”, “confirmation of stages”, and “witnessing” are performed remotely. (Note 2) VMS is an abbreviation for Video Management System, software for recording, managing, and viewing video from network cameras such as surveillance and security cameras.
(Note 3) FCNT research
*FCNT Corporation changed its name from Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited on April 1, 2021.
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