LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NAB 2016 Booth #SL12109, South Hall Lower Level of the Las Vegas Convention Center – Valossa™ (Oulu, Finland) – a pioneer in AI-based real-time video identification technology – today announced that Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), a Silicon Valley Development Center of global telecommunications operator Orange, will be using both Valossa AI and EchoStreams™ FlacheSAN1N NVMe storage technology and GS420ND4 Exascale supercomputing platform for identifying objects and people in real-time across more than 25 simultaneous HD video streams.
To meet the challenge of multi-stream, real-time video identification for HD, OSV, in collaboration with EchoStreams and Cocolink, created an optimized-for-video supercomputer utilizing 16 state-of-the-art NVIDIA® GPUs, exceeding 48,000 CUDA cores in a single 4U server. Coupled with high speed 1U NVMe Storage Server that capable to transmit data at 200Gbps this platform is capable of running Valossa’s Val.ai platform at speeds and throughput that enable this record-breaking achievement.
Valossa’s Val.ai is based on years of research at the world-renowned computer vision and AI labs of the University of Oulu and is uniquely capable of analyzing movies and streaming videos in real-time to identify thousands of concepts (e.g., places, objects and unique topics) from any video stream. Designed for service and content providers, Val.ai can reach down into their video content, identify it and make it searchable in real-time.
Val.ai enables identification of scene-specific entities, topic patterns and people that provides unique monetization opportunities, ranging from content asset management and highly targeted video-related advertising to building up next-generation personalized, relevant content discovery and delivery services. Unlike existing video AI platforms that emphasize visual analysis, Val.ai expands upon the variety of information sources, including the recognized semantics of raw video data, providing the most holistic, multi-modal video analysis solution on the market today.
Valossa uses the most cutting-edge computer vision, machine learning and NLP (Natural Language Processing) to obtain this Deep Content Metadata from several modalities, including analyzing each video frame as well as automatic multilingual keyword extraction from existing metadata and speech transcripts. This produces holistic video content descriptions at the scene level as well as descriptive keyword annotation for video overviews.
“We are excited to collaborate with Valossa and OSV to bring High Performance Server and Storage platforms, which normally are only available in Supercomputing Data Centers, to the Media and Entertainment industry,” said Andy Lee, EchoStreams Director of Product Marketing. “By harnessing HPC computing power and Valossa AI, this demonstration is truly a breakthrough implementation of the Artificial Intelligence concept in real-world applications such as the Media and Broadcasting industry.”
Valossa Labs Oy is a new Finnish startup that includes a development team of Ph.D.’s, graduate students and M.Sc.’s from the University of Oulu in Finland, specializing in NLP, AI and video search algorithms. The company has raised a $650k seed round and is seeking business partnerships and additional investors as it launches its Val.ai technology platform for commercial use. Details at www.valossa.com and @valossainc.
EchoStreams Innovative Solutions, LLC is a US-based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider committed to turn creative ideas into purpose-built innovative and disruptive solutions. EchoStreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. EchoStreams’ solution platforms can be procured on and OEM’ed through qualified integrators and value-add distributors listed on our website www.echostreams.com.
About Orange Silicon Valley
Orange Silicon Valley (OSV) is the Bay Area division of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving 263 million customers across 30 countries. Through research, development, and strategic analysis, OSV actively participates in the disruptive innovations that are changing the way we communicate. OSV contributes to and engages with the regional Silicon Valley ecosystem through numerous programs, such as the Orange Fab startup accelerator, Orange Institute, and ongoing collaborations with OSV partners.
OSV thrives on collaboration, working closely with Silicon Valley & San Francisco to foster innovation and seek out disruption. In an accelerating present OSV anticipates that the future is closer than we think. OSV acts as guides to the digital revolution occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area, regularly hosting startups, businesses, and corporate leadership from around the world.