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ASPEED Technology to showcase 360° smart factory patrolling and PFR server security SOC at Computex

02 June 2023

ASPEED Technology Inc., a provider of remote server management security operations centers (SOCs), will participate in Computex 2023 to showcase the new applications of Cupola360 for the first time, including the 360° remote real-time patrolling solution for smart factories, Cupola360+ smart factory deployment software, two models of 360° factory cameras and panoramic video conferencing equipment. These offerings aim to provide comprehensive applications for smart factories and smart cities, with a complete product lineup and diverse range of applications. The company will also debut the AST1060 PFR (Platform Firmware Resilience) security system and exhibit related products adopted by server customers using AST1060.

ASPEED has dedicated many years to the development of 360° image processing technology, constantly innovating and pushing boundaries. In addition to the continuous advancement of panoramic video conferencing applications, this year ASPEED has introduced comprehensive smart audio-visual (AV) solutions, which takes a holistic approach to image-related SOCs and software. The focus is on intelligent AV applications, and the product lineup includes the Cupola360 Spherical Image Processor, panoramic cameras, AVoIP 1G audiovisual extension and transmission management SOCs, as well as related software under the Cupola360+ brand.

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ASPEED has pioneered the development of 360° immersive intelligent cameras, which can be widely adopted in smart factories and smart cities. By extensively deploying cameras in factories and public facilities, the traditional fisheye devices are replaced by high-resolution 360° cameras, offering advantages such as 5.7K high-definition images and no blind spots. The cameras can perform multi-point jumping inspection between different 360° cameras, allowing factory managers and customers to achieve comprehensive management without the need to physically enter the production line. It also enables remote monitoring and remote plant auditing. In high-risk areas, this immersive remote inspection can be conducted through virtual intelligent robot patrols to ensure the safety of operators, significantly reducing the demand for manpower and effectively addressing the current labor shortage in industries.

The panoramic cameras, using Cupola360 processors, provide real-time 360° field of view (FOV) and 5.7K ultra-high video resolution, with photo resolution exceeding 8K. Through the Cupola360+ software and artificial intelligence functions, real-time feedback of data from various designated points, such as factory production line data, can be obtained. It also allows partial positioning and magnification of high-resolution images to confirm details, resolving issues such as image distortion at the edges commonly found in traditional fisheye cameras. Additionally, when combined with ASPEED's AVoIP high-definition remote transmission SOC, AST1530/1535, it can be applied as a command center for intelligent factory war rooms.

Given the increasing concern about information security in recent years, providing secure protection against malicious attacks has become a focal point. ASPEED has been collaborating with server platform firmware (BIOS/BMC) partners and participating in the Open Compute Project (OCP) to address the security vulnerabilities in server platform firmware. In response to this, ASPEED has developed the AST1060 PFR system to help reduce hardware costs and software design time for customers. It is compatible with both existing and future platform and device designs, providing comprehensive firmware security for enterprise platforms. The AST1060 ensures the integrity of critical data, safeguards against tampering or damage, detects any data manipulation, and enables the restoration of critical data to its original state, offering customers comprehensive cybersecurity protection. The ASPEED AST1060 PFR SOC follows the standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in accordance with SP800-193, and it is compatible with Intel PFR specifications. It has obtained CAVP certification from NIST.

ASPEED’s Cupola360 360° smart factory patrolling solution and the PFR security SOC AST1060 will be showcased at Computex 2023. Visitors are welcome to experience them at ASPEED's booth, located at M0802 on the 4th floor of Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan.

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