Industry’s First Pole Mounted Multi-Access Edge AI and Machine Learning Solution to be Introduced at NVIDIA GTC
March 15, 2019
SAN JOSE, CA AND SCHAUMBURG, IL (MARCH 15, 2019) – ADLINK Technology and Charles Industries, Ltd. (Charles) have joined together to demonstrate the industry’s first complete micro-edge low latency Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning (AI/ML/DL) solution that can be co-located on LTE small cell poles or with emerging 5G radios. The solution is being demonstrated at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC), March 19-21, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in Booth #317.
The new solution is a compact low profile pole or wall mountable unit based on an integration of ADLINK’s latest AI Edge Server MECS-7210 and Charles’ SC102 Micro Edge Enclosure. Combining the rugged designs from the two industry-leading companies, this advanced solution is ideally suited for outdoor telecom use cases and well positioned to be deployed globally enabling carriers and communities to provide a wide range of new and advanced services, including autonomous vehicles/pods, virtual and augmented reality applications, vision analytics with additional AI/ML/DL applications.
The solution further demonstrates ADLINK and Charles’ commitment to facilitating the transformation of communications network architectures in the era of 5G. Powered by advanced, dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the MECS-7210 is a high performance, cost effective commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform in a small footprint 2U chassis with 420mm of system depth. Designed for all I/O front access, dust prevention, wide operation temperature, and dual full-height full-length (FHFL) PCIe expansion slots reserved for access to acceleration hardware (FGPA/GPU), ADLINK’s MECS-7210 is among the first platforms to fully comply with Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) defined by Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) to meet 5G requirements of ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, real-time access to radio network.
Multi-Access Edge AI Add OneCharles’ SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosure has been custom-designed for the MECS-7210, using advanced thermal modeling to ensure reliable, high-end AI and compute equipment performance in harsh outdoor operating environments. To be able to handle the extreme temperature ranges and rugged attributes of telecom edge technologies, the SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosures complies with the stringent Bellcore GR-487 specifications for an outdoor ambient environment of -40ºC to +55ºC. The enclosed solution integrates system cooling and power by incorporating an 1880W heat exchanger and 250W heater, and providing power feed options for either AC or DC depending on site availability. In addition, the enclosure is sealed against environmental elements such as rain, wind, ice, and sun and equipped with alarms for temperature and door intrusion. The MEC-7210 server and SC102 enclosure are available as an integrated unit as well as separately, please contact Charles Industries, Ltd. or ADLINK Technology for details.
About ADLINK ADLINK
Technology is a global leader in Edge Computing. We provide robust boards, platforms and user interfaces; real-time data connectivity solutions; and application enablement for state-of-the-art industrial computing (e.g., AI-at-the-Edge). Together, these also enable innovative end-to-end IoT solutions in support of operational excellence or new revenue streams. ADLINK serves customers in many vertical markets and has an excellent eco-system of technology partners. ADLINK is a valued thought-leader and contributor to many standards and interoperability initiatives, with products available in more than 40 countries. ADLINK is publicly-traded on TAIEX (Stock Code: 6166).
About Charles Industries, Ltd.
2019 marks Charles Industries’ 51st year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, wireless, broadband cable, utility/electric, and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2015 and TL 9000-H registered and headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with five additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.