Plainsight Technologies Introduces FilterBox to Translate Real-time Video into Valuable Business Metrics
Plainsight Technologies, the comprehensive vision AI factory, today announced the availability of FilterBox. FilterBox is a secure runtime foundation that leverages MQTT, an IoT industry standard for data communication, that enables customers to translate raw video streams into a time series of business-relevant information to take action against. FilterBox is also the primary method of running Plainsight Vision Intelligence Filters which let companies of all sizes see more business as they measure and automate quality control, customer experience, logistics, inventory, and other critical business operations. The company also released two free demo Filters so anyone can easily try FilterBox.
"FilterBox makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage computer vision applications," said Logan Spears, CTO, Plainsight Technologies. "We've taken all the complexity out of building vision intelligence and wrapped it in a new concept called a filter, and aligned both our software architecture and our licensing model around that concept. This makes it super simple for customers to adopt and for our team to engineer scalable solutions for them."
"Enterprises need an AI story, but this is easier imagined than implemented. In fact, in our latest research, we found thirty seven percent (37%) of organizations are adopting AI in their production cloud-based applications," said Paul Nashawaty, Practice Leader and Principal Analyst, The Futurum Group. "It's important that companies choose solutions that are future-proofed and that don't lock them into a particular AI vendor ecosystem while it is still changing rapidly. Additional areas for users to seriously consider are the privacy of data - ensuring models aren't trained from harvested corporate data - and supply chain security so they can enable innovation while managing risk."
Applying DevOps Best Practices to Video Intelligence at the Edge
FilterBox is based on Kubernetes, a cloud native computing paradigm which uses a low-resource variant called k3s that is efficient at the edge. Customers sensitive about data security, privacy, bandwidth limitations, cloud costs, or latency can run FilterBox collocated with the video streams. With FilterBox, customers can manage their own instance, maintain full control, and aren't exposed to typical SaaS patterns of data being shared with a third party. FilterBox's cloud native approach also allows best in class monitoring, logging, and observability with industry standard tooling.
Plainsight's streamlined tools and services help organizations train, fine-tune, and optimize the accuracy of vision AI models without requiring machine learning expetise. Plainsight maintains a technology-agnostic approach by working with a variety of AI providers - including OpenAI, Google, Hugging Face, and more - helping to future-proof its customers in a rapidly changing AI landscape, and ensuring customers retain 100% ownership of proprietary video, image, and other data.
"FilterBox has the potential to open up new business opportunities for us," said James Joslin, President and Principal Engineer at MarineSitu. "The ability to streamline our image processing is a huge win."
FilterBox enables integrations into existing systems, assembly lines, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), or business intelligence tools organizations already use. Features in FilterBox 1.0 include:
Additionally, FilterBox is easily managed and controlled by IT in the cloud or on popular AI-enabled edge computing devices from providers like NVIDIA and SoftIron. And, the Command Line Interface (CLI) is developer-friendly, making it easy to automate deployment, configuration and updates using existing tools like Kubernetes, k3s, Docker, and Helm.
"As the world adopts AI workloads, they need a trusted platform to run close to where they collect data," said Jason Van der Schyff, Chief Operating Officer at SoftIron. "Computer vision workloads dominate edge computing, and together with Plainsight Technologies, we can run FilterBox vision intelligence filters right inside HyperCloud to do anything from manufacturing quality control to drone-based mine surveying to scanning security footage."
FilterBox 1.0 is available now. Customers who join the evaluation program will receive a hardware starter kit. For more information, sign up at plainsight.ai.
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About Plainsight Technologies
Plainsight Technologies lets companies of all sizes see more business by adopting computer vision technology easily, accurately, and responsibly. By providing pre-built Vision Intelligence Filters that can be customized and deployed to many popular clouds and devices, Plainsight Technologies enables organizations to scale from idea to industry while maintaining privacy, security, change management, and rapid innovation. Plainsight serves customers in a variety of industries including agriculture, marine biology, manufacturing, food service, geospatial and drone imagery, real estate, and more. Plainsight Technologies is a distributed team headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. To learn more, visit plainsightai.com.