In order to create this system, Proppos was looking for an industrial-grade edge AI platform for several reasons, not least that the operating environment in a restaurant can have high levels of humidity.
For this particular task, Proppos opted to use ADLINK’s DLAP-201-JT2
industrial-grade edge AI platform, which was designed from the ground up to address size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints faced by edge AI applications, and which meets all of the requirements laid down by the Proppos team.
From the software perspective, the development, deployment, and management of the AI checkout system is made easy with ADLINK’s DLAP-201-JT2. The secret is the built-in NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2, a supercomputer-on-module that not only provides the computing power required for real-time AI inferencing, but also comes with NVIDIA’s comprehensive edge-to-cloud solution for AI applications.
Should you be lucky enough to have a Proppos FastPay system installed in your canteen, all you will have to do is simply slide your tray under the camera. In just 1.5 seconds, the AI checkout system will automatically identify all of the items on the tray and present the total for your approval. In addition to being 10 times faster than a regular checkout, this dramatically reduces the length of the queue. With a quick tap of your credit card, or by means of a smartphone application, you will be on your way to enjoy your meal with your friends, after which you can return to your post relaxed and refreshed to continue your day. Bon appétit!