Zebra buys AI and vision analytics firm

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. & LONDON – Zebra Technologies Corporation has acquired Cortexica Vision Systems Ltd., a London-headquartered supplier of business-to-business (B2B) computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2008, Cortexica has developed vision-based analytics and AI solutions including object recognition, image and video analysis and visual search.

Cortexica brings technology capabilities and a talented team of engineers, giving Zebra an opportunity to enhance its next-generation offerings.

“The acquisition of Cortexica further advances our Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision by providing computer vision-based sensing to enable our customers to operate more effectively in increasingly automated, data-powered environments,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Zebra Technologies.

“Cortexica’s computer vision expertise provides customers greater visibility into the status of assets at the operational edge of their businesses through vision-based sensing and advanced analytics capabilities.”

Cortexica enhances the “Sense” and “Analyze” layers of Zebra’s “Sense-Analyze-Act” solution framework through the introduction of new computer vision-based AI.

“Cortexica’s talented team members are excited to join Zebra to expand and enhance the company’s ability to continue to innovate with our unique skill sets and thought leadership in the field of computer vision,” said Iain McCready, Cortexica’s CEO.