AI-powered Visual Inspection for High-Value Manufacturing

Fully automated, end-to-end, error identification, and tracking for optimized manufacturing quality and agility, factory throughput and reduced capital spending

Enabling Zero-Defect Manufacturing

FotoNow is an automated AI-based visual inspection system designed to identify and solve a wide range of typical & complex manufacturing quality issues under challenging conditions that current computer vision systems are not able to tackle efficiently.

  • Proprietary image enhancement and cloud-based Computer Vision technology augmented by Deep Learning enable the identification of scratches, color irregularities, text, and dents on surfaces, as well as missing, misaligned or misplaced parts in multiple components of various manufacturing industries.
  • Our cutting-edge technology allows a 100% quality inspection coverage under real-world manufacturing conditions while maintaining a high detection accuracy even with changing lighting, high-frequency vibrations, and objects in motion, independent of the camera system and camera position.
  • Built-in integrations with major cloud, ERP and IT-system vendors enable an immediate fault notification and information sharing across multiple manufacturing lines, plants, and departments contributing to an error-free transition to the industry 4.0.

FotoNow has performed more than 25,000,000 inspections in real production environments drastically reducing the cost of quality and manufacturing with a production accuracy of more than 99%.

Why FotoNow?

Improve your Manufacturing Agility and Quality

  • Setup time in days instead of months
  • System reconfiguration and learning of new defects done within a day.
  • Easily operable and does not require IT-professionals.
  • Reduce the number of recalls.
  • Improve your brand image through reliable products.

Optimize your Factory and Product Throughput

  • Reduce the number of production stoppages.
  • Accelerate the learning curve of workers.
  • Get immediate feedback during the ramp up phase of new product introduction.
  • Enable best-practice sharing across plants and lines.

 

Reduce your Capital Spending and Running Cost

  • Reduce rework; in one case we generated savings of €500,000 per year.
  • Reduce capital spending: in one case we economized more than €1,000,000 in comparison with the previous solution.
  • Reduce the number of manual inspections.

 

Key Capabilities

Quick installation and simple to use

  • Customers can easily provision new test cases with FotoNow’s self-service AI technology.
  • Fotonow system setup doesn’t require any special system or IT knowledge, and can be used by virtually any plant employee.
  • Equipped with a business intelligence dashboard to optimize plant performance and notify relevant team members of defects in real time by email, SMS or 80+ built-in industrial connectors.

Flexible

  • Maintains high accuracy with moving objects and high frequency vibrations. 
  • Works seamlessly in changing light conditions. 
  • Operates well in confined spaces and adapts to changing manufacturing processes quickly.
  • Detect multiple defect types, including scratches, missing parts, misplaced parts, dents, color issues, or dust.

Smooth integration

  • Camera agnostic and works with the cameras you already have, off-the-shelf devices, and smartphone devices. 
  • Securely stores all inspection images in cloud service of your choice (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Integrates easily with existing manufacturing and enterprise systems, such as IPSQ, IPSL, and other industrial standard protocols.

Handles multiple data types

  • Digitize text or label information in the image with the FotoNow’s OCR engine and adds the information as meta information.
  • Connection with 80+ industrial connectors possible.

Here is how you can work with us

1. Schedule an appointment

Contact us if you want to know more about FotoNow for optimizing manufacturing agility, quality, factory productivity and capital spending.

2. Definition of Success Criteria

FotoNow seems to be the right solution for you?

We are excited to hear all about your requirements. You and the FotoNow team hold a one-day onsite at your production to understand your requirements, objectives, and deployment environment.

3. Getting the system operational

Do you want to start with a Proof of Concept?

The customer will provide and install the cameras (existing or new), mounting hardware, etc. The FotoNow team will advise the customer regarding the optimal setup and on any camera question.

4. Testing & Productionizing

Are you ready to use FotoNow in your production?

It usually takes 2 weeks for requirement definition and to get the system operational. The FotoNow team will provide a dedicated customer success manager for you to regularly make sure that all requirements are met. You can test FotoNow for 60 days in total. 

News and Updates

FotoNow listed on Bits & Pretzels

AI Newcomers from the Alpine Region you need to know

FotoNow made it to Techfounders

This spring techfounders received an incredible number of applications: 519 from 50 different countries 🌎 From all the applicants, 26 made their way to pitch in front of our corporate partners. After throughout decision-making 10 startups made the final cut to our newest batch – making the acceptance rate for this batch only 2%.

FotoNow made it to Xpreneurs

XPRENEURS is an incubator for high-tech start-ups. In the 3-month full-time program they support strong, early-stage teams on their way to market entry by helping them validate their business model, win their first customers and secure their first investment.

FotoNow Silicon Valley exploration with German Accelerator

Silicon Valley has a history in fostering business culture with not one but two distinct startup ecosystems: the “traditional” Silicon Valley and more recently grown San Francisco “city scene” – we offer our participants offices in both locations! Here’s your chance to surround yourself with other startups and neighbors such as Google, Twitter, and more.

FotoNow finalist of BMW Quality Award

FotoNow got selected being as one of the 5 finalists of the Quality Award by the BMW Group for it's excellence services, immediate setup, and mobile inspections.

Secured PreSeed 🎉

Industrial innovators believed in FotoNow vision and invested a PreSeed round to support growth.

Do you want to start your vision project right away?

Don’t hesitate to reach us at any time.