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    Edge AI Acceleration With Hailo-8™ M.2 Modules

    C&T is part of Hailo’s hardware partner ecosystem that enables technology leaders to bring advanced deep learning capabilities to a variety of edge computers with domain-specific performance acceleration. C&T has tested, validated, and benchmarked Hailo-8™ M.2 Modules in our rugged edge computers.


    M.2 Form Factor

    EDGE AI Performance

    Power Efficient


    Real-time Performance


    Modular EDGEBoost I/Os: Scalable AI Modules


    Our EDGEBoost I/O Modules are purpose-built to support Hailo-8 acceleration modules for maximum Edge AI performance. C&T’s modular and rugged design enables seamless compatibility with our rugged edge computers for ultimate scalability.

    • Seamless integration, scalability, and compatibility with EDGEboost I/O Modules
    • Ruggedized and Passive Cooling design for harsh environments
    • Scalable up to 4x Hailo AI Accelerators - 104 TOPS
    • Industry-leading performance and number of Hailo-8 modules
    • High-Speed PCIe for low-latency and fast performance.

    RCO Series: Compatible With Hailo-8™ M.2 AI Accelerators

    C&T’s flagship line of industrial computers seamlessly integrates Hailo-8 AI Accelerators to enable real-time AI inferencing at the rugged edge. This line of industrial computers, the RCO series, is purpose-built with EDGEBoost technologies to deliver tailored edge computing solutions for high specification Industry 4.0 applications.

    RCO-1000-EHL Ultra-Compact Mini Computer


    Palm-sized industrial computer for extremely space-constrained deployments.

    • Supports 1x Hailo-8™ M.2 AI Accelerator (26 TOPS)
    • On-board (1x M.2 B-Key, PCIe x1)

    RCO-3000-CML Small Form Factor Computer


    Multi-core processing with minimal footprint for space-limited edge AI deployments.

    • Scalable up to 3x Hailo-8™ M.2 AI Accelerators (78 TOPS)
    • On-board (1x M.2 B-Key, PCIe x2)
    • EDGEBoost I/O Module (2x M.2 B-Key, PCIe x2)

    RCO-6000-CML AI Edge Inference Computer


    Utilizes modular EDGEBoost Nodes with GPU and NVMe acceleration for maximized edge performance.

    • Scalable up to 4x Hailo-8™ M.2 AI Accelerators (104 TOPS)
    • 2x EDGEBoost I/O Modules (2x M.2 B-Key, PCIe x2)

    Benefits Of Hailo-8™ M.2 AI Acceleration Modules


    Achieve accurate real-time edge AI operations without having size, power, or temperature constraints. The Hailo-8™ M.2 AI accelerators deliver enterprise-grade performance with 26 tera operations per second (TOPS) while operating at an efficient 2.5W. Each Hailo-8™ AI accelerator offers unmatched scalability with 100% utilization rates and linear performance stacking.

    • Real-time AI Inferencing with 26 TOPS
    • 2.5W Power Efficiency
    • Fast time-to-market with standard M.2 form factor
    • Scalable with linear performance stacking
    • Support for standard AI frameworks

    Edge AI Inferencing Deployment Applications

    Industrial Automation

    Increase production line efficiencies with AI-powered defect detection. Accurately identify and remove defected components, eliminating risk of human error. Minimize downtime with optimized maintenance strategies using predictive maintenance.

    • Automated Quality Control: rapidly inspect and detect defective components
    • Predictive Maintenance: monitor and ensure equipment operability with optimized maintenance planning

    Security & Surveillance

    24/7 monitoring and surveying critical sites to alert dispatch of early stages of potential hazards. Significantly amplifying effectiveness, productivity, and overall premise safety.

    • Hazard Detection: identify initial stages of hazards and alert dispatch
    • Safety Monitoring: ensuring safety standards and protocols are met


    Analyze and record traffic patterns for effective data-driven traffic control. Modernize tolling systems to allow for convenient non-stop highway tolling and web payment.

    • Real-time Telematics: accurate vehicle positioning data for traffic control and analysis
    • Automated Tolling: capture vehicle identification on highways


    • What is M.2 AI Acceleration?

    M.2 AI Acceleration is a domain-specific architecture specifically to process AI workloads. M.2 is the form factor and how the processor is integrated into C&T’s rugged edge computers.

    • How are AI Accelerators used for industrial applications?

    AI Accelerators efficiently processes data-intensive AI workloads with low-power consumption and within a compact form factor. This allows AI Accelerators to power AI algorithms, like machine/computer vision, in confined industrial spaces and provide seamless scalability for even greater workloads.

    • Are M.2 AI Acceleration Modules industrial-grade or ruggedized?

    M.2 AI Acceleration Modules such as the Hailo-8 have a wide operating temperature range to be implemented into industrial computers and confidently process AI workloads in harsh industrial environments. C&T has developed EDGEBoost I/O Modules for seamless integration and dedicated heatsinks for the Hailo-8.

    • How are M.2 AI Accelerators supported into C&T’s rugged edge computers?

    M.2 AI Accelerators are installed onto the on-board M.2 slot or on our EDGEBoost I/O Modules. C&T’s EDGEBoost I/O Modules feature an M.2 carrier board variation to house up to two M.2 AI accelerators on PCIe Gen 3.0 interface.

    • How many Hailo-8 AI Accelerators can C&T support?

    The RCO series is scalable to support up to 4x Hailo-8 AI Accelerators. The RCO-1000-EHL is only compatible with 1x Hailo, while the RCO-3000-CML can support up to 3x, and RCO-6000-CML up to 4x.

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