Advantech, Overview Provide Real-Time, AI-Based Inspection System Solution

July 28, 2022
The AI vision inspection solution combines Advantech hardware and deep learning technologies from Overview to help manufacturers improve quality control, traceability, and speed for high-quality production line operations.

Cincinnati, OH—Advantech and Overview have joined forces to offer manufacturers an end-to-end, artificial intelligence (AI) vision inspection solution that combines Advantech hardware, specifically its new edge AI camera, ICAM-500, and deep learning technologies from Overview to help manufacturers improve quality control, traceability, and speed for high-quality production line operations.

Automation is top of mind for manufacturers as quality control departments focus on yield, traceability, manual inspection costs, high turnover, and shrinking margin concerns. To help address these concerns, emphasis has shifted to improving and automating quality inspection processes. Overcoming these challenges was historically addressed with human visual inspections. Relying solely on personnel for visual inspection, however, is not only time consuming and costly, but also prone to human error.

A reliable, automated visual system can review product assembly at each stage of the manufacturing process, which simplifies and improves product inspection. Artificial intelligence and automation have eliminated the complexity of finding good and bad products, leading to zero defects in the manufacturing process.

The Snap Platform from Overview is an adaptable machine vision solution that handles everything from device management, algorithm development, product quality support, and traceability. When integrated with smart cameras, such as the Advantech ICAM-500, the Snap Platform automatically inspects from a PLC trigger, interval, or—in the case of video events—continuous capture.

Unlike a typical vision system, the Snap Platform saves all relevant process data and creates a traceable visual record of every unit. Data is catalogued for easy search and analysis. This not only helps with traceability, but also allows for the discovery of yield loss sources. Users can determine the root cause of losses with data post-processing.

Embedded with NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ modules, Advantech’s new ICAM-500 AI camera combines an industrial-grade image sensor, advanced LED lighting, and a variable focus lens with acquisition and AI computing capabilities. These features enable systems integrators and software vendors to integrate AI and machine vision into applications, while also efficiently performing AI automated optical inspection (AOI), AI optical character recognition (OCR), and object recognition at the edge.

Customers can deploy and manage the combined Advantech and Overview solution without needing high-level technical expertise. Overview experts support the Snap Platform remotely, so customers do not need on-site machine learning experience. It also integrates with existing factory systems and communicates across networks to accomplish more efficient, lean, and profitable operations.

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About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech has the corporate vision to "Enable an Intelligent Planet." The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with Edge Intelligence to assist business partners and clients in connecting industrial chains. Advantech is also dedicated to working with domain-focused partners to co-create solutions that deliver advanced solutions in Industrial IoT. Learn more about Advantech at

About Overview

Overview makes it easy and accessible for all manufacturing companies to automate their quality checks. Founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Tesla automation engineers, Overview uses cameras and next generation AI to improve speed and reliability of inspections while saving companies significant costs. Overview was designed specifically for flexibility and ease of use, allowing accessibility to all manufacturers, regardless of size or specific use-cases. Learn more at

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