A group of prominent electronics and media industry firms have signed an agreement to generate a unique ecosystem. The ecosystem apparently aims to incorporate smart cameras with an Android-like compatibility. Inclusive of Nikon, Wistron, Foxconn, Scenera, and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, NICE plans to generate create smart camera standards and develop a shared cloud infrastructure.
Incidentally, in this cloud infrastructure, smart cameras can store images and videos, with NICE handling the encryption and AI processing capability. The CEO of Scenera, David Lee stated that the idea will bring compatibility like Android in all security cameras, baby monitors, and personal assistance devices. He further added that it was really difficult to mix cameras together as all the camera software were custom-made.
According to authentic reports, the deal could successfully promote forward compatibility by extending the lifespan of cameras via software updates. The NICE Alliance may even bring about revolutionary changes in electronic and media industry with the launch of smart cameras, claim analysts. David Lee further went on to say that if the proposed plans are successful as decided, the first product of the NICE Alliance could be in the market in the first half of 2019.
By the end of this year, this group of companies in electronics and media industry is planning to finalize specification standards, cite reports. Apparently, every player in NICE boasts of its own monopoly in a different technology. Sony is a major manufacturer of image sensors, while Nikon is popular for photography. Likewise, Wistron seems to be a leading supplier of information and communication technology, while Foxconn is renowned for tech products.
With the backing of leading electronic manufactures, the NICE Alliance is poised to supply technically advanced smart cameras to consumers. These cameras will have AI assisted, software based cloud computing facility. Reportedly, this is likely to allow consumers to access different format files through a single platform.