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Azure Percept

Accelerate edge intelligence from silicon to service

Accelerate intelligence at the edge

Azure Percept is a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform with added security for creating edge AI solutions.

Start your proof of concept in minutes with hardware accelerators built to integrate seamlessly with Azure AI and Azure IoT services.

Azure Percept works out of the box with Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning and other Azure services to deliver vision and audio insights in real time.

Accelerate intelligence at the edge

End-to-end edge AI platform including hardware accelerators integrated with Azure AI and IoT services

Pre-built AI models and solution management to help you start your proof of concept in minutes

Security measures built in to your edge AI solution to help protect your most sensitive and high-value assets

Transform with a complete edge AI platform

Azure Percept DK is a pilot-ready kit with camera-enabled Azure Percept Vision deeply integrated with Azure AI and IoT edge services. Extend your DK with voice capabilities with Azure Percept Audio.

Start with a library of pre-built AI models for vision capabilities including object detection, shelf analytics, vehicle analytics and audio capabilities such as voice control and anomaly detection. Customise AI model training with no code and deploy locally or in the cloud.

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Seamlessly build and manage edge AI solutions

Azure Percept Studio is a complete platform for easily creating edge AI solutions. Use an integrated collection of Azure services and tools designed for device provisioning, AI and machine learning deployments and AI lifecycle management at the edge.

Simplify edge AI lifecycle management

Designed with modern security in mind

Azure Percept hardware accelerators are designed with a hardware root of trust which interacts with a device TPM and attestation service to prove device identity and help ensure additional device security. Azure Percept also uses the zero trust security model, so you can help safeguard your sensitive AI models and data in transit and at rest for your edge AI solutions.

Build more secure edge AI solutions
Designed with modern security in mind

Azure Percept products and components available now

A pilot-ready development kit with a carrier board, mounting tools and Azure Percept Vision, a camera-enabled system on module (SoM) for rapid scenario-based customisation. This development kit is deeply integrated with Azure AI, Azure Machine Learning and Azure IoT management services.

Components:

  • NXP iMX8m processor
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Intel Movidius Myriad X (MA2085) vision processing unit (VPU)
  • RGB camera sensor

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Extend your development kit with Azure Percept Audio, a voice-enabled system on module (SoM) with a 4-mic linear array to apply custom commands, far-field speech and anomaly detection.

Components:

  • 4x MEM Mics (MSM261D3526Z1CM)
  • XMOS XUF208 Codec
  • Azure Speech SDK
  • ST-Microelectronics STM32L462CE
  • USB 2.0 Type Micro B

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Get started with a suite of Azure AI edge lifecycle management tools for developers of all skill levels.

Azure Percept Studio integrates Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, Device Update, Device Provisioning Service, Azure AI, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure and other Azure services.

Azure Percept Studio is free during preview and included with purchase of the Azure Percept DK. Only pay for the Azure services that you use.

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Azure Percept pricing

  • Azure Percept DK is a pilot-ready development kit containing a carrier board, mounting tools and Azure Percept Vision, a camera-enabled SoM.
  • Extend your development kit with Azure Percept Audio, a development kit accessory that contains a voice-enabled SoM.
  • During preview, Azure Percept Studio is available at no additional charge. Customers only pay for the underlying Azure services that they use.

Frequently asked questions about Azure Percept

  • With Azure Percept, you can get started in minutes and apply AI solutions to edge cameras and listening devices. Use a library of pre-built Azure AI models for edge scenarios such as object detection, spatial analytics, anomaly detection, keyword spotting and more.

    You can also customise training and deployment of AI models locally or via the cloud through a Jupyter notebook along with your Azure Machine Learning account.

  • Yes. Participation in Azure Percept requires an Azure subscription.
  • Azure Percept Studio is a seamless collection of Azure services designed to simplify device provisioning, solution management and AI and machine learning deployments at the edge.

    Integrated Azure services include: Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, Azure Device Update, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Custom Speech, Azure Device Provisioning Service, Azure Container Registry, and other Azure services.

    Azure Percept Studio is free during preview – only pay for the Azure services that you use. Azure services integrated with Azure Percept Studio may incur charges with use. For details on pricing for Azure services, see the pricing section of the relevant Azure service page.

  • Microsoft can deliver to countries or regions where Azure Percept has been certified. Certifications for the following countries are coming soon: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and USA.

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