Canadian and Japanese technology companies join forces to create panomorphEYE Development Kit for complete intelligent vision sensing system.
Montreal – June 13, 2018: Immervision and Socionext today announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop the first comprehensive intelligent vision sensing system for use in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications for smart machines including robots, cars, drones, and much more. The panomorphEYE Development Kit release and ship is planned for July 2018.
panomorphEYE fuses stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree surround imagery, Time-of-Flight (TOF), gyroscope, compass, and other sensors, making it invaluable for rapid prototyping, reducing time-to-market, and enhancing product capabilities.
Bringing humanity to the world’s devices, Immervision enables intelligent vision through unique panomorph wide-angle image capture, Data-In-Picture, and image processing, enhancing the way humans perceive their surroundings.
Socionext offers unparalleled expertise in System-on-Chip (SoC) systems that provide imaging, networking, and computing power for today’s leading devices. Together, the companies are committed to bringing optimized vision, autonomy, and intelligence to help today’s devices see more, smarter.
“With this partnership, the development of intelligent vision systems for smart devices and machines becomes possible for everyone,” explains Alessandro Gasparini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at ImmerVision. “The unique combination of intelligent vision and advanced SoC design with on-board sensor fusion enables anyone to imagine smarter products.”
“The successful collaboration between Immervision and Socionext has been delivering leading-edge solutions for various camera and image processing applications,” says Mitsugu Naito, Corporate Senior Vice President of Socionext. “Today I am delighted to announce that our strategic partnership enters a new phase to further enhance the capability of both human and machine vision, helping people to lead more productive and safer lives.”
Immervision enables intelligent vision in any device. We design wide-angle lenses with augmented resolution to see more, and AI-ready image processing to see smarter. Our technology is for smart professional applications, consumer devices, automotive, robotics, medical, and other industries. Vision is key to understanding and securing the environment and to entertaining and informing the world. Immervision continuously adapts its technology and licenses it to component manufacturers, OEMs, and ODMs in the imaging eco-system.
Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Socionext designs, develops, and delivers System-on-Chip (SoC) products for customers across the world. The company is firmly focused on imaging, networking, and computing to drive today’s most innovative applications. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exception solutions, while simultaneously ensuring better customer quality of experience (QoE).
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