Tomahawk Robotics has successfully hosted Microsoft Azure SDK on its KxM edge device, a body-worn Kinesis Ecosystem extension to provide processing and network management at the edge.
Through this integration, Tomahawk Robotics’ Kinesis common control software tracked the movement of users and the connected unmanned systems and provided relevant real-time telemetry data into the Azure Cloud.
According to Tomahawk, the Azure SDK will be further integrated onto the KxM edge processor in the coming months to allow video data collection and distribution through Azure from connected unmanned systems, and to enable distribution of AI/ML models from Azure to end users operating in austere environments at the tactical edge.
Tomahawk Robotics plans to continue integrating KxM and the Azure SDK to secure Microsoft IoT Device Certification for KxM and extend the Azure ecosystem.
“Hosting the Microsoft Azure SDK at the tactical edge is a perfect use case for KxM,” said Matt Summer, CTO of Tomahawk Robotics. “KxM’s edge compute power and advanced networking capabilities make it an ideal IoT connection device to provide both real-time and post mission data from unmanned systems and users to the Azure Cloud, as well as insights from the cloud back to those users and unmanned systems.”
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