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Hailo 15 uses Visidon CNN-powered AI

by Geny Caloisi

Hailo, a company that makes AI chips, has chosen Visidon’s low-light video enhancement technology for their Hailo-15 AI vision processor. The Hailo-15 series consists of AI vision processors designed for smart cameras. These processors can handle up to 20 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of AI inference and are capable of processing deep-learning AI applications like video analytics.

By introducing superior AI capabilities into the camera, Hailo is addressing the growing demand in the market for enhanced video processing and analytic capabilities at the edge. With this unparalleled AI capacity, Hailo-15-empowered cameras can carry out both video enhancement and significantly more video analytics, running several AI tasks in parallel including faster detection at high resolution to enable identification of smaller and more distant objects with higher accuracy and less false alarms.

Visidon is an AI-based image and video enhancement company founded in 2006. Their extensive experience in embedded imaging has enabled them to offer the most competitive low-light enhancement technology in the market. Their state-of-the-art noise reduction algorithms ensure clear and crisp images, improving the accuracy of video analytics and enabling better decision-making. Visidon’s low-light enhancement performs well even in ultra-low-light conditions below 0.1 lux and even when objects are in motion.

“We are excited for collaborating with Hailo to enable a remarkable low-light video quality for Hailo-15 AI vision processor-empowered camera devices with our AI de-noise technology. Not only for improving visual quality, but also to increase AI detection accuracy in challenging conditions offering a real competitive edge for Hailo-15 smart camera customers”, comments CEO of Visidon, Markus Turtinen.

Visidon’s solution is fully integrated into the Hailo-15 software stack and can process 4K stream at up to 60fps and in lighting conditions as low as 0.1 lux while maintaining color information, sharpness and producing minimal ghosting effects. Due to the high capacity of the Hailo-15 neural core, advanced AI analytics such as License plate recognition (LPR) are able to run in parallel with no reduction in performance.

“Our partnership with Visidon is based on a shared belief that the future of ISPs is going to be neural networks based. AI-driven image quality has become standard in smartphones, and we are looking to bring the same level of algorithmic and hardware innovation to smart-cameras. Our neural network (NN) core is unique in its ability to efficiently process 4K streams using minimal DDR bandwidth and power. By combining this with Visidon’s proficiency in neural image enhancement, we’ve achieved truly remarkable results” said Mark Grobman, ML CTO at Hailo.

Visidon has a long history of collaboration with platform providers, and their low-light enhancement technology is hardware-independent, ensuring its compatibility across different systems. The technology will be next shown live at Embedded World in Nürnberg 9-11 April and ISC West in Las Vegas 10-12 April.


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