Identity management reshapes transportation experience and marketing insights
Catalyzed by the development of the Artificial Internet of Things (AIoT), airports across the world have been going toward paperless in replace of scanning passports by ground staff. Today, your face and biometric feature is your identification. While you check in to get your boarding pass, drop off your baggage or board the plane, all you need to do is to stare at the lens for a split second. Identity management improves the boarding experience and lessens the wait time.
To run the identity management without any latency, the edge computing system with powerful computing capability and a capable GPU will do. The solution now can not only match faces with photos. Since multiple cameras are installed around the airport, with machine learning and inference capability, the system can even send out alerts when passengers in the terminal are about to miss their flight and find and guide the late passengers.
In the application, the industrial-grade system from Axiomtek, the IPC962-525 has been deployed in numerous international airports across Asia. The function-rich IPC962-525 is powered by the Intel® Core™ processor and supports the NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPU. The system is equipped with dual DDR4-2666/2400 SO-DIMM slots for up to 64GB of memory for a more powerful GPU computing capability to run the AI model and faster inference. In addition, in keeping with a fanless GPU like the A2, a special air duct for heat dissipation can remarkably reduce the operating temperature to deliver superb GPU performance and clock frequency.
The IPC962-525 has a full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G/LTE modules and an M.2 Key B slot for 5G deployment. In the identity management application, the solution requires multiple cameras, where four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports make the IPC962-525 a perfect fit. Furthermore, the PCIe x4 interface can incorporate a frame grabber card to provide additional PoE/GbE/USB 3.0 camera interfaces. As a result, the IPC962-525 can support numerous cameras and catch and process plentiful images rapidly. As to system and data stability and security, it supports TPM 2.0 and RAID 0,1. In addition, it has a wide operating temperature range of -10°C to +60°C for mission-critical environments.
- 9th/8th gen Intel® Core™ processor
- Two DDR4-2666/2400 un-buffered SO-DIMM, up to 64GB of system memory
- One PCIe x16 for GPU, one PCIe x4 for add-on card
- Supports NVIDIA® A2 GPU card
- Two 2.5" swappable HDD/SSD with the support of Intel® RAID 0,1
- One M.2 Key M 2280 slot for NVMe SSD
- One M.2 Key B 3050 slot for 5G wireless connections
- A wide operating temperature range of -10°C to +60°C
The identification management solution can likewise be set up for further marketing purposes. Trained by a tremendous amount of data, the artificial neural network will be able to tell the approximate age and gender of the visiting consumers; the data will be the reference for precision marketing. For example, the system of Axiomtek is also being deployed in amusement parks. As the images are being processed, the location and stay time is also recorded for creating a heatmap. It helps the top operation officer know which the most popular facility is, or does the wait time need to be sped up by a priority pass, and what kind of souvenir grabs the attention.
With a capable system and GPU card, the identity management solution is not limited to security use. It is expansive and improves the operation of the business.