Vision AI software company, Neurala, has announced the launch of its Neurala VIA (Vision Inspection Automation) Authorized Partner program, to help manufacturers leverage the power of vision AI to improve quality inspection and adapt to fluctuating consumer demand. Neurala VIA Authorized Partners are a global network of integrators and distributors with expertise in helping manufacturers adopt automation and implement Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Neurala’s channel program brings broader adoption and accessibility to Neurala VIA software, an integrated solution to help manufacturers improve quality inspection on the production line while scaling to meet product demands. In a time when flexibility and scalability are more important than ever before, Neurala’s partner program will ensure that distributors and systems integrators play a central role in enabling manufacturers to implement vision AI – and to do so quickly – in order to adapt. In cases where deep learning has previously been too costly or time-intensive to implement, this represents a significant paradigm shift and offers strong return on investment.
“For years, the manufacturing industry has faced disruption with the onset of Industry 4.0. That trend has only accelerated in recent months, as the industry adapts to irregular patterns in consumer demands, heightened pressures on machine utilization, and changes in workforce availability,” said Neurala co-founder and CEO Max Versace. “In speaking with our end users and our partners, it’s clear that partnering with local experts is the key to helping manufacturers succeed. That’s the driving force behind the Neurala VIA Authorized Partner program: to help our partners better serve their customers, and in turn, to help manufacturers maintain the quality control that we all rely on.”
Launched in June 2020 VIA software enables manufacturers who have not worked with AI before to train and use vision AI to identify defects in products directly on the production line. And, with the ability to run directly on existing hardware on the factory floor, VIA makes AI accessible to industrial automation users who prefer not to rely on internet access or connectivity to the cloud. As a result, manufacturers can keep their data on the factory site, without concerns about privacy or lag time that are typically associated with cloud deployments.
“AI-powered inspections are a tremendous complement to traditional machine vision; however, the cost and complexity of traditional AI solutions has posed a significant barrier to entry for manufacturers,” said Aaditya Soneja of Menzel Vision & Robotics. “Since we always strive to be customer centric, we’ve joined Neurala’s partner program to address this critical need. With Neurala VIA’s lightweight hardware requirements and flexible interoperability, we’re able to design and deploy the right inspection solution at a price point that makes sense for the business case. It’s a significant leap forward to pervasive adoption.”
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