Wih Avi Baum, Chief Technology Officer at Hailo
What does your company do? What services, or products, do you provide?
Hailo is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipmaker that has reimagined AI processing architecture to deliver the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices, innovating industries across the board. Its first-generation device, the Hailo-8, enables both power and cost-efficient deep learning applications at scale.
To ensure easier integration into existing edge devices, Hailo offers its devices in a wide variety of form factors, ranging from a standalone e device to embedding into a PCB via mPCIe & M.2 modules or a full-size PCIe card. Hailo’s products enable customers to integrate high performance AI capabilities into edge devices, providing a more flexible and optimized solution for accelerating a wide range of Deep Learning-based applications with high efficiency – optimizing time to market thanks to the standard form factor offering.
How long has your company been in the physical security market?
Hailo has been targeting the physical security market since its founding in 2017. Its mission has always been to optimize smart edge technologies so they can reach their true potential. While AI has made great strides in automotive, big data, medical imaging, and others, there have been significant delays when it comes to empowering physical security applications. Research suggests that less than a quarter of physical security environments have deployed video analytics effectively, meaning enterprises still rely on basic security cameras and human staff for monitoring and protection. The edge AI solutions that Hailo powers have proven to be an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective option for introducing intelligent video analytics (IVA) into retail, enterprise, smart cities, and industrial security operations.
Why did you join ONVIF and how long has your company been a member?
Hailo joined ONVIF just this year. As Hailo continues to expand its customer base in the video analytics segment, it was important for the company to participate in the standardization of intelligent video analytics in camera-based systems and contribute to their interoperability. ONVIF’s mission aligns perfectly with Hailo’s – expanding the number of technological solutions on the market so enterprises have greater flexibility in meeting their needs.
To which specific profiles do your company’s products conform, and why is that beneficial to your business?
Products powered by Hailo conform to a variety of ONVIF Profiles, with M, S, A, and G figuring prominently as they involve AI use cases. Of these, Profile M, which supports analytics configuration and information query for metadata, is the most relevant to Hailo’s activities given the company’s solutions which power intelligent cameras in a wide array of AI-based applications.
What does it mean to you to be a member of ONVIF and what kinds of business impacts have you seen as a result?
Hailo’s growing consumer base in video analytics has motivated the company to pursue all avenues where it can best support its clients; being a member of ONVIF gives Hailo important access to conversations around the standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of physical security products. While it’s still too early to discuss any meaningful business impact, the company is confident that its membership will produce great results.
Are there any specific benefits membership brings to your business?
By joining ONVIF, Hailo now has more of a platform to promote brand awareness around the critical video analytics segment. Joining this global community enables the company to play a part in shaping the future of security interoperability standards and ensure a safer and more connected future.