One Stop Systems targets defense, transportation with new advisory board

One Stop Systems targets defense, transportation with new advisory board

One Stop Systems, a provider of high-performance edge computing systems, has formed a new strategic advisory board to help accelerate its pursuit of the big opportunity the company sees in the defense and transportation industry.

The multi-billion-dollar AI Transportables market, as OSS calls it, involves high-powered edge computing systems used for edge AI applications in harsh environments such as autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles for defense.

OSS quotes market research from PitchBook that estimates the overall value of the global market for autonomous trucking alone will grow from $528 million in 2023 to $166.8 billion in 2035.

The advisors, listed on the company’s website, include retired military officials (including a retired Vice Admiral and Major General in the U.S. Armed Forces) and corporate executives with backrounds in the defense, oil & gas, AI and unmanned vehicle industry verticals. The advisory members are providing input on product and market strategy, as well as helping OSS efficiently sell in to the aforementioned markets.

“The advisors will help refine strategies, navigate government bureaucracy, and identify/introduce the company to key decision makers, all with the goal of accelerating OSS’ success. The advisors have confirmed that they believe OSS is in a unique position and has a disruptive road map that supports the AI priorities of the U.S. and NATO forces,” the company wrote in a statement.

According to OSS, some advisors say the Pentagon has made using commercially available products to add artificial intelligence (AI) and/or autonomous capabilities a priority throughout the armed forces.

Those comments have been backed up by commentary and statements around the war in Ukraine, where technology being supplied to Ukraine has shown the weaknesses of traditional weaponry such as tanks.

Other markets such as autonomous vehicles are making advances in other ways. OSS has previously noted that its products have been co-developed with multiple autonomous truck partners. Executives said progress in this area includes four confirmed program wins for OSS storage and compute platforms in the first quarter of 2022 alone.

OSS notes that the advisory board will help with M&A strategy as well as other sectors of the transportation market where their advisors’ background in oil and gas, agriculture and mining will help OSS address emerging opportunities.

“We are seeing strong customer validation of our AI Transportables strategy, products and disruptive road map, and believe our new advisory board can help us accelerate our penetration of this large and growing market,” said David Raun, CEO of OSS. “Attracting such an esteemed and diverse board of experts is a strong testament to our unique, ruggedized, high-performance computing solutions.”

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