Smart Camera Platform

Brinq’s modern, cloud-native, microservices software transforms NavQPlus hardware into a full smart camera experience.

Full-featured smart camera

Fast track your vision project by getting all the capabilities of a full-featured smart camera system. The NavQPlus hardware combined with Brinq Smart Camera software lets you focus on your core application development by providing the ML runtime, video analytics, comprehensive web user dashboard, event notifications, timeline, live video streaming, archival video playback, statistics visualization and integration options.

Edge insights

Start making complex reasoning decisions and gain business insights at the edge -where the data source is. The NavQPlus Smart Camera uses a powerful 2.3 TOPs NPU and quad core CPU to achieve real-time performance without the latency, connectivity or cost of cloud processing.

Expert AI

Whether you need to identify assembly line defects or determine user experience and demographics, the NavQPlus Smart Camera offers a comprehensive portfolio of models, analytics and workflows for people, vehicles, packages or inspection. For specialized applications our experts work with you to train models and customize analytics.


Need a deeper level of integration with your on-board apps? Roll up your sleeves with Ubuntu or Yocto open source Linux distributions and an available Brinq Smart Camera SDK with expert support.

Open hardware

The NavQPlus is open source hardware developed and supplied by our partners at Emcraft and NXP. Access to design files makes it possible use it as a starting point to develop your own system or take it to market directly. At 80 x 90mm with rich features and connectivity, NavQPlus is proven tech with customization and support available.


Powerful AI for people, vehicles, packages and inspection.

People and pedestrian tracking

Tracking and Reidentification

The world’s best people and pedestrian tracking.

People and pedestrian tracking

Regions and Zones 

Define and monitor zones, determine boundary crossing and people counting.

clothing characterization

Clothing Type and Color*

Analyze multiple characteristics to improve searching and monitoring.

age and gender demographics

Age / Gender Classification*

Tailor advertising by determining audience demographics.

emotion and user experience classification

Emotion Detection*

Use emotion detection to understand user experience.

behaviour and action recognition

Action Recognition*

Monitor behaviour for unusual activities.

package theft and analytics

Package Theft / Abandonment*

Secure packages or identify abandoned packages.

license plate recognition

License Plate Recognition (LPR)*

Use LPR for identification to reduce user friction.

vehicle make and type classification

Vehicle Classification*

Determine vehicle make and type characteristics.

2D / 3D Inspection

2D/3D (RGBD) Inspection*

Identify anomalies in materials and processes.

*additional analytic licensing applies.

Product Specifications

Development kit and turn-key hardware ready for integration.

  • NavQPlus hardware starter kit with integrated i.MX 8M Plus SOM and NAVQ+ base board
  • 5MP Omnivision OV5645 camera sensor module with mount
  • USB-to-UART converter
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
  • USB type-C to USB type-A cable
  • Power input cable, SYR 2 Pins to GHR 5 pins
  • IX industrial IP20 to IX RJ45 cable
  • 2 CAN cables
  • 2wire data cable
  • Brinq Smart Camera software demo (download and install)
  • NavQPlus hardware is sold by partners NXP and Emcraft.


Core CPU and Memory
  • NXP i.MX 8M Plus
    • 4x Arm® Cortex®-A53 (Arm v8) cores up to 1.8 GHz
    • 1x Arm® Cortex-M7 core up to 800 MHz
    • Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi4 DSP up to 800 MHz
    • 2.3 TOPS NPU
  • Memory
    • 8GB LPDDR4
    • 32GB eMMC
    • 32MB QSPI NOR
Connectivity and Peripherals
  • External Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • 100BASE-T1 Automotive Ethernet
    • Wi-Fi / BT
    • Up to 2x USB3
    • PCIe
    • Up to 2x MIPI CSI
    • MIPI DSI
    • 2x LVDS
    • 2x CAN
    • HDMI
    • NFC
  • LEDs
    • Power
    • Network
Physical and Ratings
  • Power
    • USB Type-C power input
  • Temp Ratings
    • 0°C to +70°C parts rating (TJ)
  • Physical Size
    • 80 x 90mm


Brinq Smart Camera Software
  • Analytics (Demo)
    • Intrusion
    • Boundary crossing
    • People/pedestrian tracking and reidentification
    • People counting
    • Motionless behaviour detection
    • Loitering behaviour detection
  • Video services and processing
    • 5MP OV5645 MIPI Camera (V4L2)
    • RTSP camera stream input
    • File play stream input
    • mJPEG video stream output
    • RTSP H.264 stream output
    • RTSP player
    • WebRTC (optional)
    • SIP video calling (optional)
  • ML/AI
    • Live camera / real-time video input
    • Yolo v5 / v8 detection Model
    • up to 15fps
  • Live view
    • Streaming live video source
    • Object detection bounding box
    • Triggered events overlays
    • Real-time incident notifications
  • Playback view
    • Archival video playback from local eMMC
    • Play, pause and scrubbing controls
    • 0.25 -4x playback speed control
  • Events and Notifications
    • Annotated event timeline with archival video
    • Incident notification index
    • Event bookmarking
    • Event filtering
    • Event smart search
  • Statistics view
    • System performance statistics (CPU, memory, disk)
    • Analytics event statistics
    • Configurable
  • Settings and configuration
    • Detection zones
    • Analytics parameters
    • Analytics schedules
    • Video source selection
Additional People, Package and Vehicle Analytics
  • Clothing characterization
  • Age / gender demographic detection
  • Emotion / user experience detection
  • Motion and appearance tracking
  • Action recognition
  • People counting, occupancy, capacity estimation
  • Crowd appearance, flow, counter flow
  • Proximity detection, distancing, tailgating
  • Abandoned package detection
  • Secure package monitoring
  • Facial recognition / verification
  • Vehicle license plate recognition (LPR)
  • Vehicle make / type classification
System Software
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Yocto Linux
  • Brinq Smart Camera software demo (download)
  • Brinq Smart Camera software SDK (contact sales)
NAVQ+ Block Diagram

Additional Information

Learn more about what the NavQPlus Smart Camera can do for you.

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