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  • Vision / Camera
  • Video/Media (Downstream)
  • V2X Communications
  • Location Information - GIS Precision Positioning Path Planning
  • Manufacturing/Factory - Analytics & Mgmt.
  • Multiplayer Gaming
  • Unmanned Traffic Management
  • Security - Video Surveillance
  • IoT Platform
  • Hardware – Drones
  • Cloud Gaming
  • Data & Platform
  • Enterprise
  • Games
  • Hardware – AR/VR

Top 15

Edge Navigator was created to share a perspective on likely edge use cases and the factors that influence them. The top 15 edge use cases are presented here, but within this tool you can see all edge use case data, adjust the factors, and contribute your own opinions.

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  • Manufacturing/Factory - Analytics & Mgmt.
  • Retail & Wholesale - Location Based Services
  • Retail & Wholesale - Real Time Resource Management
  • Security - Video Surveillance
  • Transportation/Shipping - Fleet Management
  • Transportation/Shipping - Product Traceability
  • Agriculture - Livestock Monitoring
  • Agriculture - Resource Management and Productivity Monitoring
  • Energy & Utilities - Microgrids
  • Financial Services - Geo-location and Product Services
  • Financial Services - Risk Analytics

Verticals

Let’s explore edge use cases across leading corporate verticals.

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  • Location Based Services
  • Marketing, eCommerce
  • PaaS
  • Sports
  • Enterprise
  • Games
  • Hardware – AR/VR

AR/VR

Virtual Reality applications are based on a specialized headset that synthesizes and displays a "virtual" world for the wearer that is computer created and adjusts appropriately as the use changes his gaze. Augmented Realityalso blends the virtual display with the user's external world. AR & VR pose design challenges balancing low cost, functionality, weight and battery life. The edge services enable different tradeoffs and better products.

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  • Video Content Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Speech Recognition & NLP
  • Computer Vision
  • Facial Recognition
  • Gesture Control

AI

Progress in AI has advanced rapidly in the last decade as available computer power finally enabled a shift to machine learning (automatically creating inference models from training data) from engineered learning. Advances in the last decade have created AI solutions that match or beat human performance in image recognition, and speech and natural language recognition.

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  • Unmanned Traffic Management
  • Safety & Security
  • Hardware – Drones
  • Delivery Systems
  • Computer Vision & Navigation
  • Data Processing & Analytics

Drones

Drones are small and potentially inexpensive autonomous flying vehicles that are enabled by the repurposing of modern smartphone imaging, sensor and compute As with the case of VR and AR headsets, drones pose weight/functionality/battery life challenges that are potentially improved with edge resources.

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  • Waste Management
  • V2X Communications
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • IoT Platform
  • Environmental Monitoring

Smart Cities

Smart cities are the use of IoT technology to serve various municipal goals. The physical systems already exist (roads, public safety, water) and automation is enabled by connection, offering cost-effective optimization. Edge services reduce latency, improve bandwidth, reduce communications cost, help preserve security and privacy, and assure the data is stored locally.

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  • Video/Media (Upstream)
  • Video/Media (Downstream)
  • Multiplayer Gaming
  • In-game Transactions/Commerce
  • Cloud Gaming

Media

Although there is a lot of excitement about the smartphone as part of enterprise IT, at the core these are consumer devices, and these apps are natural targets for edge services. Video will continue to dominate bandwidth usage, and there is a visible, rapid shift to mobile gaming as graphics gets more powerful, and bandwidth improves.

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  • Vision / Camera
  • Location Based Services
  • Location Information - GIS Precision Positioning Path Planning
  • Data & Platform

Cars

Over the last five years, more and more cars are sold with built in connectivity to the cloud, either via WiFi (e.g. at home) or with an integrated cellular modem. Connectivity plays prominently in future self-driving vehicle scenarios, for use cases ranging to real-time, 3D maps, to the repatriation of fleet data (e.g., camera experience) in order to refine machine learning strategies (e.g. object recognition).

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  • Wearables Hardware
  • Home Health Monitoring
  • Assistive Robots

Health Care

Health care is a large component of the economy. There is clear value in delivering more healthcare nearest to where the patient lives, rather than in large, centralized centers. There is clear value in dynamic patient monitoring enabled through the smartphone, linked to a growing number of sensor devices, including what is called "wearable" devices.