Geutebruck's new multi-standard software does not only allows all M-JPEG and H.264 based standard digital compression processes – including specialist video surveillance ones like MPEG4 CCTV, H264 CCTV – to be used in the same system. It also supports Onvif-compliant IP cameras and 16/9 HD-format cameras as well as analogue, digital and megapixel ones. In addition, this ‘omnibrid’ multi-standard video processing provides real-time signal trans-coding, which allows IP cameras without any special integral functions to be used for the manufacturer’s video analysis processes.
Geoff Thiel, CEO of VCA Technology, pioneered Video Content Analytics more than 10 years ago when the company he headed then, PI Vision, developed one of the world’s first video analytics systems. He went on to found VCA Technology in 2007 which recently launched its analytics software suite VCAsys. This article looks at some of the major developments over that period and takes a peek into the future to see where the market is heading over the next 10 years.
Geutebruck's new VCA4IP software package is a set of its tried-and-tested professional video content analysis algorithms for use in third party IP cameras with re_porter or GeViScope CCTV systems. Separate licences are available for activity detection (AD), video motion detection (VMD) and Dual-Sensor functions.
Flir: Sensors Manager for the management of thermal imaging cameras. Flir Sensors Manager offers powerful and efficient management capabilities for any security installation with the company’s thermal imaging cameras.
The software allows to automatically locate cameras in the network and to easily control them.
The commercial “Out of the Box” software is available in two different versions: Basic and Pro.
FLIR: thermal imaging cameras as a cost-effective solution for perimeter protection. Today, the challenge to CCTV professionals is to make sure that video footage is effective on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Securing an area during the daytime is one thing. But what happens during the night? And in weather conditions such as fog, rain and snow? What can be detected if CCTV cameras are blinded by the sun?
Geutebruck: new intelligent day/night IP camera. Geutebruck’s new intelligent, day/night IP camera produces top quality video images in extreme light conditions, yet with the minimum of data.
Its automatic IR-cut filter, wide dynamic range Pixim sensor and 32x electronic picture integration ensure clear, sharp pictures in very bright or dark conditions, near glass walls and in entrance halls.
Even with full on car headlights there is no vertical smear in the picture.
Geutebrück: video detector with altogether better accuracy and reliability. Constantly striving to replicate the analytical skills of the human eye and brain, developers are always looking for new ways to improve the reliability and accuracy of video detection systems. One new strategy is to apply the logic that two heads are better than one and combine video motion detection with the emerging software technology of video analytics.
Bosch: high-speed Autodome systems. Much has been written about Autodome CCTV camera systems since their introduction in the early 1990s. In addition to Autodome functionality, most articles have focussed on developments in the speed and accuracy of the positioning systems, image quality and zoom functions determining the level of detail that can be seen. Some of the newest advances, however, in flexibility, communications and intelligence are taking high-speed Autodome camera systems into interesting directions.
TeleEye: network camera for convenient vision. TeleEye launches its NF620 Network Camera, a cost-effective and easy to configure camera designed to offer fast and high quality live video over a network.
Instead of building separate video network with expensive coaxial cables, users can now use the new camera. It can be connected directly to TCP/IP network and controlled easily from anywhere over the network.