The Edge Computing Industry Summit, was hosted recently by the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), with academics, international organizations, and global IT leaders gathered to discuss the application and future development of smart cloud-edge collaboration, across industries.
A key feature of the summit, the ECC Top Ten Edge Computing Solutions of 2022, saw Terminus Group, the global smart services provider and developer of three AIoT-powered smart cities, recognized on its list. This is a list jointly evaluated by Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) and the Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII). Specifically, it was Terminus Group's edge computing equipment based in smart management solutions for photovoltaic stations that was recognized, affirming the global leadership position of the company in the field of edge computing scenarios application and implementation.
While the development and popularization of photovoltaic power and high-power photovoltaic application scenarios is competitive, it is also rapidly becoming more and more complex. The surrounding environmental status, the intrusion of hazardous substances, and the sudden occurrence of natural disasters have brought great challenges to the management, operation, and maintenance of an entire photovoltaic power station.
For example, timely early warning and rapid response to dangerous situations in photovoltaic stations were considerations Terminus Group made and proposed to develop an integrated three-dimensional smart management system. This system offers complete networking and smart deployment through edge computing equipment (mNode product series), upgrades the application of edge computing nodes from two-dimension to the three-dimensional scenarios, and deeply integrates UAV technology, 4/5G communication network technology, L-band communication technology and artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT) technology. All this helps to realize rapid crisis recognition, accurate hazard analysis, and real-time emergency decision-making, and achieve the goal of the station's immediate, timely and efficient emergency response.
Compared with the single early warning mode, the system will shorten the emergency response times greatly and will improve emergency response efficiency and the early warning efficiency of dangerous situations. As a pioneer and leader in the urban AIoT field, the use of edge computing to help photovoltaic stations' early warning and emergency disposal – with the goal of maintaining a low carbon footprint – is just one of many AIoT innovations of Terminus Group.
During the summit, Dr. Yang Yang, the chief scientist of Terminus Group, shared findings and practices in edge computing in smart cities with the assembled guests. In doing so, Dr Yang pointed to three levels where the rapid development of smart cities and edge computing will support ubiquitous smart services, in the future:
1.Infrastructure Level: the challenges of huge information, difficult network transmission and expensive centralized computing have spawned a new direction of decentralized computing and full resource sharing.
2. Network Function Level: The lack of software and hardware coupling, specialized hardware and customized algorithms has created a new trend of software and hardware decoupling and cross fields cooperation.
3. Smart Service Level: The contradiction among personalized demands, fragmented services and formalized processes means new demands for integrated services and end-to-end experience.
According to Dr. Yang, all the above developments require the development of a user-centric, smart, endogenous, new network architecture. For Terminus Group there is a five-tier technical product system, which includes: CityIoT, CityOS (TacOS, AI CITY Operating System), CityAI, CityAPP, CityStudio – was developed accordingly.
As a main connection in the five-tier product system, TacOS can achieve the interconnection and intercommunication of all-domain, all-volume, and all-time digitalization. It can also adjust resources accordingly, coordinate the action, provide response and perception of urban spaces, and is also a smart hub for future cities.
TacOS can manage decentralized heterogeneous resources and functions, provide integrated smart services, and ensure the end-to-end service experience of users. TacOS effectively supports cross level, region, system, department, and cross business information integration, as well as technology interconnection and business integration. At the same time, under the goal of sustainable urban comprehensive development, TacOS can be enabled to achieve user-centric digital process reengineering and performance optimization.
Dr. Yang further pointed out that, to date, by the enabling of TacOS, Terminus Group has entered the market in various levels of scenarios, including buildings, communities, parks and cities, and has delivered on over 8,000 various types of related projects. In order to effectively serve multi-level scenarios in smart cities, the distributed computing network carrying TacOS will provide personalized, smart, and real-time high-quality services, according to the multi-level architecture of end edge network cloud.
Victor AI, Founder and CEO of Terminus Group, said: “At present, digital services have become increasingly popular and smart services are beginning to take a more defined role in urban planning and management. For our part, Terminus Group is open to cooperation with environmental partners in areas of production, academics and R&D. This collaboration will drive the prosperity of the edge computing industry, improve innovation around the end-to-end, edged, network and cloud smart collaboration, and accelerate deep industries digital transformation. All of this will enable a future where smart and personalized services are ubiquitous and, in turn, promote the prosperity of technology development for human well-being”.