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Companies collaborate to make video analytics solutions more accessible in order to drive better business outcomes

TOKYO — May 19, 2020 — Sony Semiconductor Solutions (Sony) and Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) today announced they are partnering to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy for their mutual customers.

Sony logoAs a result of the partnership, the companies will embed Microsoft Azure AI capabilities on Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500, which extracts useful information out of images in smart cameras and other devices. Sony will also create a smart camera managed app powered by Azure IoT and Cognitive Services that complements the IMX500 sensor and expands the range and capability of video analytics opportunities for enterprise customers. The combination of these two solutions will bring together Sony’s cutting-edge imaging & sensing technologies, including the unique functionality of high-speed edge AI processing, with Microsoft’s cloud expertise and AI platform to uncover new video analytics opportunities for customers and partners across a variety of industries.

“By linking Sony’s innovative imaging and sensing technology with Microsoft’s excellent cloud AI services, we will deliver a powerful and convenient platform to the smart camera market. Through this platform, we hope to support the creativity of our partners and contribute to overcoming challenges in various industries,” said Terushi Shimizu, Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation.

“Video analytics and smart cameras can drive better business insights and outcomes across a wide range of scenarios for businesses,” said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president and commercial chief marketing officer at Microsoft. “Through this partnership, we’re combining Microsoft’s expertise in providing trusted, enterprise-grade AI and analytics solutions with Sony’s established leadership in the imaging sensors market to help uncover new opportunities for our mutual customers and partners.”

Video analytics has emerged as a way for enterprise customers across industries to uncover new revenue opportunities, streamline operations and solve challenges. For example, retailers can use smart cameras to detect when to refill products on a shelf or to better understand the optimal number of available open checkout counters according to the queue length. Additionally, a manufacturer might use a smart camera to identify hazards on its manufacturing floor in real time before injuries occur. Traditionally, however, such applications — which rely on gathering data distributed among many smart cameras across different sites like stores, warehouses and distribution centers — struggle to optimize the allocation of compute resources, resulting in cost or power consumption increases.

To address these challenges, Sony and Microsoft will partner to simplify access to computer vision solutions by embedding Azure AI technology from Microsoft into Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500 as well as enabling partners to embed their own AI models. This integration will result in smarter, more advanced cameras for use in enterprise scenarios as well as a more efficient allocation of resources between the edge and the cloud to drive cost and power consumption efficiencies.

Sony’s smart camera managed app powered by Azure is targeted toward independent software vendors (ISVs) specializing in computer vision and video analytics solutions, as well as smart camera original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) aspiring to add value to their hardware offerings. The app will complement the IMX500 sensor and will serve as the foundation on which ISVs and OEMs can train AI models to create their own customer- and industry-specific video analytics and computer vision solutions that address enterprise customer demands. The app will simplify key workflows and take reasonable security measures designed to protect data privacy and security, allowing ISVs to spend less time on routine, low-value integration and provisioning work and more time on creating unique solutions to meet customers’ demands. It will also enable enterprise customers to more easily find, train and deploy AI models for video analytics scenarios.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft and Sony will also work together to facilitate hands-on co-innovation with partners and enterprise customers in the areas of computer vision and video analytics as part of Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs program. Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs offer access and facilities to help build, develop, prototype and test customer solutions, working in partnership with Microsoft experts and other solution providers like Sony. The companies will begin working with select customers within these co-innovation centers later this year.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Sony Semiconductor Solutions

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation is the global leader in image sensors. We strive to provide advanced imaging technologies that bring greater convenience and joy to people’s lives. In addition, we also work to develop and bring to market new kinds of sensing technologies with the aim of offering various solutions that will take the visual and recognition capabilities of both human and machines to greater heights. For more information, please visit: https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/e/

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For Sale – Razer Core/Vega 64/MacMini (2018)

For Sale : Complete Desktop Setup

Razer Core X : Bought in Feb 2019 : £230 (The main fans to cool have been upgraded to Noctura one but I have the originals to supply)

Vega 64 Red Devil : Bought from eBay in Feb 2019 : £220 (price determined from last eBay prices)

Mac Mini : Bought from Apple UK in Jan 2019 : £2500 (spec below : memory was bought from apple)

It was bought with the following spec

PROCESSOR 3.2GHz 6-core Core i7
MEMORY 64GB 2666MHz DDR4
STORAGE 1TB SSD
GRAPHICS Intel UHD Graphics 630
ETHERNET ADAPTER 10GB Ethernet Port
Cost New £3139

I may consider a discount based on all parts being sold together. For the Core and GPU I will be wanting to ensure both parts sell at the same time so if you only want one you will need to wait till the other one sells.

All items are boxed like new, all original packing materials have been retained.

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For Sale – Core i7-7700K, 32GB DDR4-2400, Asus Prime B250M-K, Carbide Air 240 White, 256GB SSD

Hello! Having upgraded my PC, it’s time to create some space. Note some key components are missing (PSU and GPU as I kind of need those!) so you’ll need to obtain those separately to make a complete PC.

Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 White with window, boxed and in excellent condition

Mainboard: Asus Prime B250M-K, with box and complete

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K, boxed version (unused Intel sticker!)

Cooler: Arcric Freezer i11, boxed

Memory: Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz C16, with box

Fans: 2 x Arctic Freezer F12 PWM PST case fans with PWM sharing (pass-thru connector), one boxed

SSD: Samsung 830 256GB SATA SSD, £35 inc. P&P

Currently the CPU, cooler, RAM and mainboard are mounted in the case. I would prefer collection of these components (recognising Covid avoidance distancing) as they are, but I’ll consider splitting if there are no takers for the combination. With the case fans, I’m asking for £400.

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Wanted – quality gaming computer

I have following
Aorus b450 mb
Ryzen 3600x
Thicc iii ultra rx5700xt
Boot drive 256gb nvm ssd
500gb crucial ssd
Cooler master 240 water cpu cooler
Tp link tx3000e network/Bluetooth card
Plenty of rgb coolers
Aoc 27 inch 144hz 1ms curved screen
micro soft keyboard and mouse wireless
Corsair vs550 psu
All new at start of lock down
Can chuck in Bose speaker I use for sound and a Xbox one controller if needed

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For Sale – PC parts (i7 2600K, 8GB, hd6850, 700w, etc)

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For Sale – Intel Skull Canyon bundle

Hi and thanks for reading.

In dire need of cash atm so my one and only pc setup has to go now

I’ve only ever used it for work and gaming on my tv.

Specs are as follows:

6th generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor.
• Intel Iris Pro Graphics.
• Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133+ MHz).
• Two M.2 slots with flexible support for a 42 or 80 mm SATA or PCIe SSD.
• Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 and Bluetooth 4.2.
• SD card slot.
• Two USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port).
• Intel HD Audio via Headphone/Microphone jack.
• Consumer infrared sensor.
• Support for user-replaceable third-party lids.
• Kensington lock support.
• Back panel DC power connector (19V).
• Combo speaker/TOSLINK audio output.
• Intel Gigabit LAN.
• Two USB 3.0 ports on the back panel.
• One Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel digital audio (7.1 surround sound).
• One Thunderbolt 3 port.
• One full-size HDMI 2.0 display port supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound).

My pc will come boxed with the following installed:
1x 256gb samsung m.2 ssd installed (will be formatted before sending out, you will need to install your own OS)
1 x 16gb samsung 2400mhz ram installed

Also comes bundled with the following:

1 x samsung 256gb evo plus m.2 nvme still sealed, mint fresh in the box
1 x Official Microsoft Xbox One Controller, light grey with green accents. Good condition with box
1 x Logitech wireless K830 keyboard with trackpad, perfect for sitting on the sofa, this has recently acquired a scratch on the Space Bar but you cant feel it and doesnt effect usage at all. It has backlight for using in the dark, bluetooth and wireless (with dongle, included) options. Can’t find the box for this but will be suitably packed.

I need £500 including postage for all this no offers please.
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For Sale – Various PC bits & Htpc

Nzxt Phantom case – SOLD

Corsair H100i – SOLD

Corsair M65 gaming mouse – SOLD

Gigabyte Osmium mechanical keyboard – SOLD

LG Blu-ray rewriter (WH14NS40) – SOLD

HTPC – Silverstone ML07 case, Pentium G2120, Stock Cooler, ASUS P8H61, 2x2gb Corsair Xms ddr3, OCZ ARC100 240gb SSD, Radeon HD 5450 GFX, Windows 10 pro 64bit OS, 3 x Aerocool Dead Silence white led 120mm case fans & Silverstone SX500lg modular Psu – £130, reduced to £110. I have the original box for the case so would be shipped in that.

Creative Sound blaster Z card – SOLD

All items prices are exc postage

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Wanted – Gaming pc

Hi,

I’m selling mine.
I7 6700k
Z170M-Plus
GeForce 1080
16Gb DDR 4
512 GB SSD
Corsair Cs 650M PSU
BitFenix Prodigy Case

Noctua NH-U12s cooler
Noctua 120mm Low noise PWm Fan
Noctua NF-P14S Redux-1200 PWM 140mm

As an example for performance, I can get at least 60fps on AC: Odyssey, Modern Warfare, Witcher 3 all at very high settings, 1440p.

Ideally looking for £450.

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