SHENZHEN, China, March 25—Seeed Studio, the IoT Hardware company, just wrapped up its “IoT into the Wild” Product Launch. It focused on AIoT solutions for outdoor applications, covering devices from low-power sensors to ultra-long-range gateways featuring Edge AI. Most of the products will be available in Q2, and Seeed also initiates full solutions through co-creation and Tech4Good collaborations with the ecosystem from now on.
“We were born in the global maker community, and tried many years to grow inspiring possibilities into impactful productivities.” said Eric Pan, Seeed’s Founder.“Many critical topics like sustainable development, carbon neutrality, and wildlife protection, converge on the scenes in the wild. But they are the far frontiers lacking technological efforts and scalable solutions. We are excited to showcase our latest efforts and invite people of diverse backgrounds to join us to overcome the challenges together. ”
Coverage in the Wild
Coverage is the foundation of steering IoT projects towards success. According to World Bank’s data, only 3.5%of the planetary land surface is a built-up area with telecommunication coverage. The promising low-power and wide-area LoRaWAN network facilitates the interoperability of connected devices and accelerates the IoT revolutions.
Seeed released a SenseCAP M2 Data Only LoRaWAN Gateway and a Hotspot APP. They are all dedicated to helping system integrators to expand the LoRaWAN network, and for providing a next-level connectivity infrastructure for all IoT systems. Moreover, rich accessories are available, including outdoor enclosures and antennas to support applications outdoor.
Sensors as a Service
Seeed aims to provide an evolving set of easy-to-deploy outdoor LoRaWAN sensors to ensure everyone can set up and obtain data in 3 steps with the flexibility to integrate them into existing IT systems.
During the Launch, Seeed introduced a series of distributed outdoor sensors “Solid for the Wild”. With 10+ years of battery life, IP66 protection, and up to 10km transmission range, people can deploy the sensors with fewer constraints. On top of the basic sensors and data-logger, Seeed also provides a plug-and-play deployment experience and a rich sensor system for people to create their own derivatives with ease.
Powered by the ultra-low-power Machine Learning at the devices, SenseCAP sensors can perform always-on inferencing with vision and sound. This unleashes new possibilities to continuously recognize critical information in real-time. The standard Machine Learning model is available to be updated and trained in real-life scenes.
By working with renowned climate change experts, Seeed introduced a 10-in-1 Compact CO2 Station with 5ppm accuracy, as an alternative to the current 50 times more expensive solutions. It’s the smallest of its kind and easy-to-deploy in the grid with flexibility, targeting to meet the fast-growing needs of monitoring meteorological environment for carbon neutrality.
EdgeAI for the Real World
To enable more AI-based solutions in the wild, Seeed released 2 series of Edge Computing devices powered by Nvidia Jetson to make data collection and inference happen in real-time. They integrate SOMs of Jetson Nano, Xavier NX, AGX ORIN, and everything else needed for an interdependent AI system.
reComputer Jetson features integrated hardware and software, providing a click-to-deploy web interface for system integrators to use. With all the configurable APIs, it will be easily integrated with existing applications with off-the-shelf AI capability. Meanwhile, reServer Jetson is a more powerful version for inference serving. It comes with a built-in Triton server, and vapor chamber thermal management to integrate all the power into a compact portable box.
Co-Inventing the Digital Solution
During the Launch, Eric Pan also called for collaborations to create full solutions that address Sustainable Development Goals challenges. The Tech4Good Bounty Program is to offer an all-year-round hardware sponsorship to support new technological applications to tackle sustainable development challenges.
To make this program even more accessible, Seeed released a LoRaWAN Dev Kit, which includes plug-and-play modules and a Machine Learning-ready controller device, to help beginner users build LoRaWAN/AI-based solutions. In the future, Seeed will dedicate more hardware support to experts with long-standing know-how and software skills, and help them grow prototypes to products.
About Seeed Studio
Since 2008, Seeed Studio has been the hardware partner for more than 470,000 global IoT developers. By closely working with the leading chipset companies, it provides thousands of open-source hardware modules for rapid prototypes and helps scale up innovative projects with agile manufacturing services and global distribution networks. Responding to the SDGs, Seeed creates industrial-grade AI and IoT devices for the most challenging scenes in the wild and collaborates with the community to deliver ready-to-use digital solutions.