Pleora AI Gateway Earns Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Award

Algorithm design and deployment solution helps brand owners and manufacturers simply and cost-effectively use AI to reduce inspection errors and automate manual tasks

OTTAWA, CANADA, May 25, 2021: Pleora Technologies today announced that its AI Gateway has been recognized as an industry-best product in the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards Program. The judging panel, consisting of experts from system integrator and end-user companies, awarded Pleora with silver in the annual innovation program.

“Brand owners and manufacturers are relying on our unique approach to AI deployment to help reduce costly errors, inspect challenging materials, and automate or add decision-support for manual processes,” said John Butler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Pleora. “Being recognized as a top innovator in the vision market further validates the performance and cost benefits that we deliver to our customers.”

Pleora’s AI Gateway is now being deployed to ensure end-to-end quality inspection of consumer, food & beverage, print & packaging, and manufactured goods. The complete solution includes a drag-and-drop “no code” algorithm development platform that lets non-experts and designers develop AI and computer vision “plug-ins” and customize open source models in hours instead of days. Off-the-shelf plug-ins for common quality and hyperspectral inspection requirements provide a quick start solution that can be easily trained using an end-users unique data. With no code algorithm development and customizable off-the-shelf skills, Pleora significant reduces training time compared with other deep learning methods to help enable faster deployment.

Plug-ins are optimized for Pleora’s AI Gateway edge processing platform, which transparently intercepts camera images, applies AI inspection skills, and transfers data for processing and continuous offline algorithm training. With this “hybrid” approach, manufacturers can evolve towards more advanced AI without disrupting proven machine vision inspection, existing infrastructure, and end-user processes.

“The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate Pleora for their score in the 2021 Innovators Awards program,” says Chris Mc Loone, Editor in Chief. “Each year this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision. The Pleora team should be very proud.”

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About Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of sensor data over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in interfaces for USB 3.0. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable sensor interfaces, a feature-rich vision standard compliant SDK, and embedded vision gateways for manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with our customers and tailor products to meet their individual needs.

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design’s magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards

The Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.