Macnica ATD Europe and Prophesee SA have announced an agreement that will see Macnica serve as an authorized distribution partner for Prophesee’s Metavision® event-based sensor platform throughout Europe.
Prophesee’s patented Event-Based Vision sensor technology and intelligence software enables machine system developers to reduce energy consumption and computational power requirements whilst using AI-based processing based on the human retina.
“We are thrilled to start a partnership with this highly innovative company that has many synergies with our business ecosystem and customer base, including collaboration with our long-term partner Sony. Prophesee’s ground-breaking event-based technology offers valuable benefits to machine vision system developers with the capability to reduce power consumption and processing requirements while improving overall performance.
“The solution has been production-proven and the Prophesee Metavision platform is now conquering significant industry applications. Macnica ATD Europe is happy to pave that way for event-based vision in the industry”, said Antoine Hide, General Director of Macnica ATD Europe.
The Metavision platform is built on Prophesee’s Event-Based Vision, which uses neuromorphic sensing and computing techniques to mimic the human eye and brain. With each pixel activating itself if it senses a change in the scene, Prophesee’s proprietary Event-Based approach allows for reductions of power, latency and data processing requirements imposed by traditional vision systems.
The Metavision sensor and accompanying Metavision Intelligence software suite can be used by system developers to create new industrial uses, including accelerating quality assessment on production lines; positioning, sensing and movement guidance for robots to enable better human collaboration; and equipment monitoring for predictive maintenance and reduced machine downtime.
“Macnica ATD Europe is the right partner to further accelerate the commercialization of our Event-Based Metavision sensor platform in the machine vision world. By leveraging their relationships, Macnica provides in-depth knowledge of customer needs and can offer the most suitable and advanced technology.
“Through this partnership, we can address a wide range of industries and use cases to improve performance in application fields such as high-speed counting, vibration monitoring, spatter monitoring, calibration, and machine learning”, said Luca Verre, co-founder and CEO of Prophesee.
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