NEWS

2020.4.27

[Press Release] AWL’s AI Camera Solutions to Fight Against Covid-19 Now Available

2020.4.27

[Press Release] AWL’s AI Camera Solutions to Fight Against Covid-19 Now Available

Press Release

AWL’s AI Camera Solutions to Fight Against Covid-19
Now Available
-Aiming to prevent “3Cs”, for drugstores and offices-

AWL (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Muneharu Kitade, hereinafter referred to as “The Company”), the market leader in AI camera solutions, announced the launch of sales of “AWL Lite with COVID-19 Solutions” starting today, in cooperation with Chowa Giken (Head Office: Sapporo City, Hokkaido, President Takuya Nakamura, hereinafter referred to as “Chowa Giken”), which is focused on AI algorithm development and TIL (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Kei Fujinami, hereinafter referred to as “TIL”), which is developing technology for an AI voice recorder.

【The Catalyst for the Initiative】

Amid the spreading COVID-19, restriction of entry to avoid “3Cs” at grocery stores, offices, and public institutes, etc., social distancing inside store, enforcement of wearing masks are the major challenge. It is quite difficult to continue to take measures depending on manual efforts for mid- to long-term to avoid overshoot or lockdown, which are spreading in other countries.
Under the circumstance, the three AI ventures, AWL, Chowa Giken, and TIL, originated in Hokkaido University with development sites on campus co-developed COVID-19 solutions which work on AWL’s AI camera solution platform. After introducing to some branches of drugstore chain “SATSUDORA”, a Sapporo (Hokkaido)-based drugstore chain and Proof-of-concept at the entrance of Toppan Koishikawa Building of TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo), AWL today launched the sales of “AWL Lite with COVID-19 Solutions”.

AWL Lite with COVID-19 Solutions

AWL Lite is a 7-inch, 10-inch or STB (Set Top Box) terminal with AWL’s unique AI engine. The terminal can be used by just placing the device with the embedded SIM inside.
By analyzing videos taken by the embedded camera in the terminal, the AI engine counts number of customers, estimates gender / age / whether wears mask, along with estimating congestion inside store. The videos used for analysis are discarded, not saved in the terminal. Also, the personal data, etc. will not be generated through the analysis. Furthermore, various features will be enhanced such as measuring social distance / density in particular area, detecting alcoholic hand disinfection by the employees / customers, and fever screening.

■Media Coverage

・HBC Hokkaido Broadcasting: New Service to monitor “3Cs” Utilizing AI, Installed in Drugstores
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200422-00000005-hbcv-hok

・Nikkei Shimbun: Visualize “3Cs” by AI, SATUDORA Introduced New Service in Sapporo
https://r.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO58359040S0A420C2L41000?s=4

・Jiji Press: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Supports to Prevent Spread of Infectious Disease by AI Camera
https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=000000405.000033034&g=prt

Price and Special Support Promotion

“AWL Lite with COVID-19 solutions” costs from \65,000 for initial cost (including a terminal, tax excluded) and \4,000 / unit a month (including SIM communication cost). Optional features for “COVID-19 Solutions” are “FREE” as Special Support Promotion.

AWL Lite Product Lineup

  7inch 10inch STB
Product image
Basic feature
  • Customer count
  • Gender / age analysis
  • Dwell time analysis
COVID-19 solutions
(Currently available)
  • Mask detection
  • Congestion estimation
COVID-19 solutions
(To be released)
  • Social distance measurement
  • Density measurement
  • Alcoholic hand disinfection detection
  • Fever screening
Other features
(Optional)
  • Vacant seat detection
  • Interaction with merchandise detection
  • Ad optimization
Initial cost ¥65,000 ¥70,000 ¥65,000
Monthly basic cost ¥4,000 / unit
*Including SIM communication cost (7GB / month)
COVID-19 Solutions COVID-19 Special Support Promotion!
Free

*All excludes tax.

AWL BOX Store Recorder: Monitor stores remotely

“AWL BOX Store Recorder” enables to remotely monitor real-time status of stores / offices, etc. without visiting, helps to improve operating efficiency and reduce non-essential travels. Maximum 20 existing security cameras can be connected to an AWL BOX (compatible with 7,042 kinds of cameras worldwide), and it realizes unified management of videos from multiple sites at a lower price than conventional security camera systems.

AWL BOX Store Recorder

Product image
Store recorder
features
  • Real-time video monitoring
  • Unified management of videos from multiple stores
  • Application for Smartphone / tablet
  • Compatible with multi-platform
    (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)
  • Video search system
  • Automatic switching of multiple cameras / layout
  • High-speed digital zoom
  • Flat display of 360°camera, etc.
AI features
(Optional)
Ask for details.
Initial cost ¥200,000
Monthly cost ¥20,000 (Up to 10 cameras)
*Additional ¥1,000 / unit for 11th or later. Maximum 20 cameras can be connected.

*All excludes tax.

■Service Details

・AWL Lite
https://awl.co.jp/services/awl-lite/
・AWL BOX
https://awl.co.jp/services/awl-box/

【Company Profile】
■AWL Inc.

Chief Executive Officer  : Muneharu Kitade, President
Location  : 1-12-4 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0073
Established  : June 2016
Business   : AI Camera Solutions Business
URL   : https://awl.co.jp

【Company Profile】
■Chowa Giken Inc.

Chief Executive Officer  : Takuya Nakamura
Location  : Room 305 Kitadai Business Spring, 12-2, Kita-21-Nishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0021
Established  : November, 2009
Business   : AI algorithm development
URL   : https://www.chowagiken.co.jp/

【Company Profile】
■TIL Inc.

Chief Executive Officer  : Kei Fujinami
Location  : 1-12-4 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Established  : October 2017
Business   : Research of solutions using IoT and AI
URL   : https://tilab.jp

■For inquiries please contact

AWL
Fujimatsu, Uchida
TEL: 03-6380-8669
Email:info@awl.co.jp