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Enables rapid development and scalability on an open, standardized platform

Tokyo, Japan, March 19, 2024i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today announced Docker container support for its new X Series line of AI-enabled cameras. Docker containers directly support i-PRO’s open platform development initiatives by providing a standardized way for application developers to rapidly advance the AI capabilities of i-PRO edge devices.

Docker provides a secure, containerized environment to run custom applications while facilitating easy integration with cloud services. The environment offers a protective barrier, preventing direct access to the core operating functions of the camera, ensuring cybersecurity while allowing maximum flexibility.

Using Docker containers enables the modularization of different AI components. By encapsulating various functionalities within separate containers, it becomes easier to manage and maintain the overall system. Additionally, Docker allows for easy scaling of the AI components by running multiple instances of containers across distributed edge devices.

“Thanks to Docker, third-party app providers can reduce development cycles and costs to develop customized AI apps,” said Hideo Noguchi, Chief Technical Officer, i-PRO. “Docker containers make tailored analytics development more accessible for everyone.”

Building applications couldn’t be easier. For example, Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge, allows developers to design intelligent apps in the cloud and deploy them directly to IoT devices using Docker containers. A Docker layer not only improves accessibility for traditional analytics providers but also extends the camera's utility as an IoT data collection point, enabling companies to associate video and AI metadata with additional digital transformation initiatives. 

Latest AI innovations
With support for up to nine AI applications, the X Series line is the most powerful AI camera to date from i-PRO. It is the first camera to support AI on-site learning while also providing powerful AI features to additional non-AI network cameras. AI on-site learning lets operators teach the camera about unique objects they wish to identify, search for, or track. For example, the camera might be taught to recognize a logo on a truck and send out an alert when it arrives at the loading dock. Likewise, it could count pallets being unloaded off a truck. 

The AI processing relay application enables a single X Series camera to add AI metadata to up to three additional, non-AI cameras, even those from other manufacturers. This extends the useful life of network cameras that might be hard to reach and replace without causing significant interruption to operations. Processing multiple AI-based analytics on the edge reduces the need for expensive back-end servers and minimizes notification delays.

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About i-PRO
i-PRO Co., Ltd., is a global leader of advanced sensing technologies in the fields of Intelligent Surveillance, Public Safety and Industrial/Medical Imaging. Established in 2019, i-PRO was built on a legacy of over 60 years of innovation with Panasonic. The company’s products, software and services extend human senses to capture moments of truth with innovations that inform and protect. In order to help create a safer world, i-PRO Co., Ltd., supports the work of professionals who protect and save lives. 

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