Rimini 13/3/23 – THE EDGE COMPANY today announced it has joined the NVIDIA Metropolis program NVIDIA Metropolis nurtures a rich ecosystem and offers powerful developer tools to supercharge vision AI applications that are designed to make the world’s most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient.
The Italian company has developed and will enhance the world’s first system to combat the birdstrike phenomenon with AI enabled software and NVIDIA GPU- accelerated technologies for use as non-cooperative obstacle- detection system around airports, spaceports, vertiports and windfarms. THE EDGE COMPANY, founded in 2017 in Italy, created a system called Bird Concentration Monitoring System, or BCMS Ventur, to make conventional flight safer throught bird detection and recognition. The system soon evolved into an obstacle detector.
“This deployment requires the analysis of a large amount of real-time video data, and joining Metropolis with direct access to SDKs, toolkits and accelerators will undoubtedly facilitates the work of our AI specialists,” said FABIO MASCI, CEO, THE EDGE COMPANY. “The Metropolis program will certainly grow our business faster so that we can bring our cutting-edge solutions to make flights safer and save wildlife. Thanks to Metropolis, this will be easier, faster and more cost-effective for companies, governing bodies and partners.”
The Edge using NVIDIA A2 Tensor Core GPU’s, as well as the Jetson Orin edge AI platform for its systems. Joining the Metropolis program will makes technology even more effective.
The flagship product leverages the superior capabilities of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computings for cost-effective processing of complex, compute-intensive workloads, such as processing real-time video analysis of birds in flight or standing in the field.
Participation in NVIDIA Metropolis enables The Edge to accelerate worldwide adoption of its advanced, next-generation, state-of-the-art, in-flight obstacle monitoring and management systems, making skyways safer, landing and takeoff operations more efficient, and helping to create a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
NVIDIA Metropolis makes it easier and more cost effective for enterprises, governments, and integration partners to use world-class AI-enabled solutions to improve critical operational efficiency and safety problems. The NVIDIA Metropolis ecosystem contains a large and growing breadth of members who are investing in the most advanced AI techniques and most efficient deployment platforms, and using an enterprise-class approach to their solutions. Members can gain early access to NVIDIA platform updates to further enhance and accelerate their AI application development efforts. Further, the program offers the opportunity for members to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.
About THE EDGE COMPANY
The Edge Company has created the BCMS Ventur system, designed to monitor, recognize and if necessary remove birds from airports, making the most critical phases of flight safer: landing and takeoff.
The system is also already finding use in the next mobility sector: urban air mobility, transforming into an obstacle detector to recognize potentially dangerous obstacles for eVtols.
The importance of detecting birds is also occurring in other areas including, to give a few examples, the renewables sector especially in wind farms and in the oil sands sector for the protection of wild birds.
In addition to this, The Edge uses AI for augmented reality applications.