Automation reducing downtime and productivity loss during pandemics

Automation has significantly
evolved over the years since it was first adopted by industry. It now
incorporates artificial intelligence, IoT and inference technologies at the
edge. The ability to process data at the edge enabled complex and advanced
applications for new automation possibilities to dramatically boost efficiency.
In automation, one of the most important aspects is that it is not constrained
by the availability of manpower where it is often operable with little to no

In light of recent
events, there has been an urgency to deploy drones and robots, and increase
automation capabilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many
ways including our everyday life. The world’s leading research and advisory
company, Gartner, which studied the effects of the outbreak, found factories
desperately needing manpower, which led to a dramatic drop (by at least 20%) in
manufacturing and production capacities.

As we march towards
a fully automated future, our choice of hardware becomes vital as they
complement one another in the field. Neousys Technology’s Nuvo-7501 and POC-515 industrial
grade embedded PCs are cost-effective systems that do not compromise on
performance and quality, allowing mass deployment to build an advanced
automation infrastructure and IoT gateway that can connect everything to the
cloud. While outside of factories, compact systems allow system integrators to
create and offer operator-free complex solutions at the edge to provide
advanced applications that are exempted from environmental factors or
pandemics, such as drug-dispensing robots and disinfectant-spraying drones
thanks to their ultra-compact design.

Neousys’ Nuvo-7501,
a compact fanless embedded computer with the latest Intel 9th Gen Core CPU
and POC-515,
an ultra-compact fanless embedded computer measuring just 64 x 116 x 176 mm,
both feature a patented fanless thermal design to ensure true wide temperature
operation and can function 24/7 under 100% CPU load.

The systems also
feature wide range 8-35V DC power input, M.2 2280 NVMe/SATA SSD support, GbE
(Nuvo-7501)/ PoE (POC-515), USB3.1 Gen 1 and COM ports for common industrial applications.
In addition, the systems feature mini-PCIe slots for wireless module expansion
to connect to industrial gateways or communicate with cloud servers. What is
worth mentioning is that for an ultra-compact form factor embedded
computer, POC-515 features
an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 that can deliver 4C/8T CPU performance and 3.6 FP16
TFLOPS GPU performance.

To ensure quality
and consistency, Neousys R&D and manufacturing facilities are all in-house
and based in Taiwan. Established in 2010, Neousys Technology designs and
manufactures rugged embedded modules and systems with core expertise ranging
from embedded computing to data acquisition and processing.

Backplane Systems Technology is proud to be Neousys Technology‘s
Australian authorised channel partner, supporting local businesses with
technical advice and support in identifying a solution to meet their automation

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