Aaronn Electronic distributes ADLINK Pocket AI 

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The portable AI accelerator ADLINK Pocket AI equipped with NVIDIA RTX A500 GPU is ideal for all applications that require an external GPU. The plug-and-play solution is now available in the Aaronn Electronic webshop. It accelerates many performance-hungry applications, but can also enable the practical and uncomplicated use of artificial intelligence in SMEs, by freelancers and the self-employed.

Use impressive graphics performance and artificial intelligence via plug-and-play

As external hardware, the Pocket AI can be easily connected to all computers that have a Thunderbolt 3.0+ USB-Type-C port. With compact dimensions of 106 x 72 x 25 mm and a weight of just 250 grams, Pocket AI provides the required graphics performance whenever it is needed thanks to the NVIDIA RTX A500 GPU installed in a robust housing.

For example, it is worth using it together with CAD 3D programs such as Solid Works, AutoDesk Inventor and Fusion 360 or 3D scanning programs such as SHINING 3D EINSTAR and rendering programs such as Blender. This makes Pocket AI the ideal external GPU for SMEs and ambitious private users alike when getting started with AI.

Pocket AI is also an ideal solution for developers, architects, media professionals, photographers, financial analysts and many other professionals to expand their existing setup with a high-performance, external GPU. Pocket AI also supports the implementation of AI projects in SMEs. From the US market researchers at Gartner to the IT decision-makers surveyed by the German Internet industry association eco, all experts agree that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the megatrend of 2024. However, the majority of offerings are provided by global corporations via the cloud. They are only of limited use to SMEs. Pocket AI provides support here as a solution that can be used quickly and easily with existing resources and applications and without much prior knowledge.

Ready to use quickly and without customization

Pocket AI is simply connected to the computer via the Thunderbolt port. AI acceleration is available immediately after installing the drivers. The NVIDIA RTX A500 GPU offers 2048 CUDA cores, 64 NVIDAI Tensor Cores and 16 NVIDA RT Cores and achieves 8.54 TFLOPS.

High performance is ensured by 4 GB of GDDR6 memory. Windows 10 and Windows 11 or Linux can be used as the operating system on the computer.

Pocket AI in the Aaronn Electronic webshop

With the sale of Pocket AI, Aaronn Electronic is expanding its portfolio with a plug-and-play solution that is rather atypical for system integrators. “As an ’embedded IoT customizer’, we stand for individual customization and support for our customers – a product that can be used out-of-the-box without customization and without support is rather unusual,” says Managing Director Florian Haidn.

“However, we see Pocket AI as an excellent addition to our offerings. This plug-and-play solution gives standard laptops, for example, a significant performance boost for processing and editing complex models and graphics-intensive tasks. This enables efficient working without being tied to a desktop workstation with an expensive workstation.”

Aaronn Electronic offers Pocket AI for direct ordering in its new webshop. The pocket-sized AI accelerator is currently available there at an introductory price of 529 euros and is supplied together with the necessary USB cable. A bundle of Pocket AI and USB PD power supply is available for 566 euros. Delivery is available within the EU, Switzerland and the UK, and it is free within Germany. The webshop offers a variety of payment options and a simple checkout process for convenient order processing. Delivery is made from stock within a few days.

Additional resources

This YouTube video shows how Pocket AI speeds up object recognition in Yolov4, for example.

A first test of the Pocket AI is shown in this YouTube video.

This YouTube video shows how easy it is to install and commission.