Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of the AWS Panorama Appliance, a new device that customers can install in their facilities to run applications that analyze multiple video streams from existing on-premises cameras. The AWS Panorama Appliance enables customers to use computer vision technology to quickly and easily perform visual inspections of production lines (e.g., spot defects in manufactured parts), enhance customer experiences at quick service restaurants (e.g., monitor drive-through queues), or optimize the layout of physical retail stores (e.g., improve product placement, inventory checks, etc.). To get started with AWS Panorama, visit aws.amazon.com/panorama.
The AWS Panorama Appliance is a new device that solves challenges by enabling customers to improve their operations and reduce costs by using existing on-premises cameras and analyzing video streams locally with computer vision. Customers can get started in minutes by connecting the AWS Panorama Appliance to their network and identifying the video feeds for analysis. Because the computer vision processing happens locally on the AWS Panorama Appliance at the edge, customers can save on bandwidth costs and use it in locations with limited internet bandwidth.
Additionally, the AWS Panorama Appliance is integrated with Amazon SageMaker (an AWS service that makes it easy for data scientists and developers to build, train, and deploy machine learning models), so customers can update their computer vision application in Amazon SageMaker and deploy the model to the AWS Panorama Appliance themselves.
For customers that do not want to build their own computer vision applications, AWS Panorama Partners, like Deloitte, TaskWatch, Vistry, Sony, and Accenture, provide a wide range of solutions that can address unique use cases across manufacturing, construction, hospitality, retail, and other industries. For example, customers in the retail industry have used AWS Panorama Partners to develop computer vision applications that can analyze foot traffic to help optimize store layout and product placement, analyze peak times when additional staffing is needed to assist customers, and quantify inventory levels.
The AWS Panorama Appliance is available for sale through AWS Elemental in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and European Union. The AWS Panorama service is available today in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), and Europe (Ireland), with availability in additional AWS Regions in the coming months.