Optare Solutions wins second place at THE MEC HACKATON

Optare Solutions got the 2nd place in THE MEC HACKATON in the Edge-EYE Team, formed with Xosé Ramón Sousa (R&D Manager in Optare Solutions) and members of AtlanTTic, research group of the University of Vigo.

The 2019 Hackathon, endorsed by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), is a cutting edge competition designed to develop solutions using MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing), held as part of The Edge Computing Congress, wich took place in London from 17 to 19 September 2019.

The Edge-EYE Team reached the second place in the competition, which showed the high level of the other participants, with applications for robotics, unmanned vehicles, industry 4.0. The application developed by Edge-EYE Team allows to know the value of MultiAccess Edge Computing in the paradigm of Industry 4.0. For this purpose, an industrial plant was simulated and deep learning was used with Tensor Flow to detect parts manufactured in a production line. The prototype showed the agility of using edge services, was integrated through ETSI APIs in a very short time and also demonstrated the knowledge and integration capacity of Optare to become a facilitator of digital services.

MEC can serve many key 5G use cases. The purpose of this Hackathon is to demonstrate the usage of MEC systems as an enabler for different use cases and business objectives, helping all stakeholders to develop a diverse, open MEC ecosystem. Examples of MEC-enabled Vertical Segments applications include (but are not limited to):

  • Automotive and cooperative vehicles
  • Applications for the energy industry
  • Virtual reality / augmented reality
  • IoT scenarios (with sensors, fog nodes)
  • Robotics and factories of the future
  • eHealth and mHealth
  • Media and entertainment vertical

At Optare Solutions we continue with our bet to develop the context of all the technologies around 5G, so they can be a reality for the society