Can some suggest a test/development embedded platform to use with OpenCV. I would like to develop an embedded video analytics solution, but I don't know where to start. Some suggestion/ideas/hw starter kits?
Maybe some Pc-104 solutions with Intel Atom? Has someone made some test about performances on this platform or any other embedded platform?
A Pentium/PC built OpenCV application will run on any Atom platform with the same OS unmodified. This is because Atoms natively run Pentium executables.
If you are looking for a more embedded solution, there are OpenCV ports for the BeagleBoard. SInce OpenCV is portable code, it can be compiled to most systems that provide a C/C++ compiler. I have successfully used OpenCV on ARM, MIPS and XScale processors.
As for mobile platforms, there are ports to the iPhone, Android and various Windows CE/Mobile/Embdeed versions.