The patent is for a hermetically sealed camera with a graphical processing unit (GPU) that analyzes image information to extract high-level information

Boulder AI, a leader in innovative visual intelligence platforms and AI Internet of Things hardware and software, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company a patent that covers their camera system which includes a graphical processing unit (GPU). The invention (US Patent No. 10652440B2) is a camera system that includes a GPU and is hermetically sealed, meaning it’s air and water tight, and can be used in harsh environments without being negatively affected.

“This patent award is a big deal for our company and all customers who want to use deep neural network camera systems and software to inform their operations, make planning choices, and automate routine actions,” said Bryan Schmode, Chairman and CEO of Boulder AI. “This is a keystone patent for the industry and acknowledges that Boulder AI is providing thought leadership around visual IoT devices that render a new way to collect insights about your environment while ensuring privacy.”

This very general patent allows us to broadly claim a sealed camera, with a motor to drive the lens, and a GPU + accelerators inside with the application of neural networks. This patent allows Boulder AI to establish a strong foothold in the marketplace and lay claim to a multitude of technologies which use edge computing to reduce image data and structure it. The reduction of information is then delivered to Boulder AI’s cloud Platform in real time. This information can be used for, but not limited to, classification, monitoring speed, counting, tracking behaviors, identifying anomalies and other overall trends.

“In other words, we have been awarded a patent that gives us a very nice base to build upon. We are very happy with the competitive advantage that this gives us in the marketplace, but this is just a start.”  said Darren Odom, founder and CTO of Boulder AI.

Earlier this year, Boulder AI announced a partnership with the City of Denver that will provide safer traffic crossings for pedestrians. In this partnership, Boulder AI’s platform makes decisions based on traffic flow analytics and pedestrian behavior to inform real-time interventions and public safety enhancements.

For example, traffic signal operations can be modified if someone, such as a young child or a sight-impaired individual, needs a little more time to cross the street. Boulder AI’s system doesn’t capture or transmit any video of people, but only reacts to their motion to assure their safety in and around traffic, allowing for safety and privacy all at the same time.

About Boulder AI:
Boulder AI engineers, manufactures, and markets the world’s most powerful visual solutions for extraction of relevant actionable data in a secure manner on an unprecedented scale.  Utilizing the latest in computing technologies and deep neural networks at the edge to enable Boulder AI’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, users gain desired insights, and may leverage any number of Application Services in an end-to-end solution. Truer measurements and enhanced intelligence services enable Boulder AI customers to make smarter, faster, better decisions.

Their unique technology allows all of the data processing to be done inside the camera which does not require the costly combination of broadband connections, servers, and on-site data storage, making Boulder AI much less expensive and easier to maintain compared to current non-edge options.

About Innosphere Ventures:
Innosphere Ventures accelerates the success of science and technology-based startups and emerging companies with a commercialization program and operates a seed stage venture capital fund. As Colorado’s leading incubation program, Innosphere’s program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, connecting founders with experienced advisors and early hires, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, and accelerating top line revenue growth. Innosphere has been supporting startups for 22 years and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission grow Colorado’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

In 2019, Boulder AI received a seed round investment from Innosphere Ventures’ VC Fund.


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