Edge AI

Understanding the available hardware and software options and matching these to Edge AI use cases and applications requires a deep understanding of embedded system technologies. Our extensive knowledge of embedded system and AI technologies makes us ideally placed to help you navigate the challenges and help you deliver a successful Edge AI solution.

The benefits of using Edge AI

The Edge AI Software market size is projected to reach USD 3363.7 Million by 2026, from USD 713.4 Million in 2019. Edge AI is the combination of Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning (ML) algorithms are processed locally on an edge device rather than in the cloud or remote data centre.

The algorithms use the data generated by the devices themselves, enabling them to make decisions in a matter of milliseconds. There are almost no limits to the potential uses of Edge AI from smart vehicles, homes, devices, buildings, cities, manufacturing, and more.

Edge processing is becoming cheaper, more powerful, and with lower power requirements, delivering:


Lower latency
Transferring data to the cloud and back to the device takes time. Edge AI eliminates the latency, particularly important for applications that require much quicker response times, such as in smart vehicles.

Real-time analytics
Edge AI enables almost real-time analytics, taking a fraction of a second. For time-critical situations this can be crucial and potentially lifesaving.


Increased information security and privacy
With less data moving back and forth to the cloud, there are fewer chances of data being hacked. Using a closed network makes this even harder for criminals to crack.

With the growth in connected IoT devices expected to generate 79.4ZB of data in 2025, Edge AI will ensure there isn’t a hold-up when it comes to data transfer, ensuring scalability.

How we can help

In this rapidly evolving landscape, understanding the trade-offs between the many opportunities is essential. We can support you whatever your current stage of development. Our experience of designing and developing edge devices for the home and other environments can help you navigate the technology landscape from chip to cloud. This experience includes:

  • Video and voice processing with AI and ML.
  • Embedded hardware and software development.
  • Design for manufacture.
  • Regulatory and compliance requirements and testing.
  • Security and the requirements of secure by design including remote updates in the field and OS hardening and patching.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • Cloud platforms and services.

Reference Guide

Choosing the right Edge AI processing solution

When selecting an AI processing solution, it’s important to consider hardware and also AI software frameworks, as both can impact the capabilities which can be supported. To help you choose, we’ve created a high-level guide of market options.

consult red edge ai processors reference guide

Reference guide

Choosing the right Edge AI framework

There are several open-source AI frameworks on the market. Their capabilities and characteristics vary considerably with performance, coding language, pre-trained models, commercial support, licensing terms etc. To find out how these Edge AI frameworks compare, we’ve developed an at-a-glance guide.

consult red edge ai frameworks reference guide


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Our Capabilities

As a tried and trusted technology innovation partner, we’ve developed smart, secure technology that’s in over 30 million homes worldwide, we can help manage your risk and get you to market faster.


Europe’s largest RDK team

We work with Operators, Silicon Vendors and OEMs through the entire product development journey from proof of concept to deployment.

Secure by design

Developing secure IoT products

We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading Pay-TV and media operators, delivering secure connected systems in the home with security at heart to protect both their customers and their valuable content.

Embedded Systems

End-to-end bespoke service

We have a proven track record in embedded hardware design, software development and systems integration working with some of the world’s largest companies.

Why Work with Red?

We are a technology development partner that helps clients take IoT devices from concept to mass production.  We have expertise spanning the complete chip to cloud system that includes a deep understanding of security, compliance, device management, analytics and the user interface. We support these technologies in the cloud, on the device or as end-user applications.

Trusted innovation partner

Trusted innovation partner

We’ve established our reputation by building strong, long-term relationships with providers in the Pay TV, media and OTT industry, helping them become leaders in their field.

End-to-end development

End-to-end development

From research and strategy to development, compliance, scale and production, we’ve helped clients to avoid pitfalls and get to market without delay.

Making products ‘SMART’

Making products ‘SMART’

We’ve accumulated cutting-edge experience in software and hardware design, including embedded and cloud solutions, to deliver connected devices and systems.


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