Axis Communications will be using its presence at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 to showcase solutions in public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. Alongside key partners, Axis will demonstrate several real-world examples in the three areas, regarded as key pillars in city liveability and desirability. Axis will be exhibiting in Pabellón 2, Stand B215 at the event, which takes place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, November 19-21 2019. Real-world examples Andrea Sorri, Director, Business Development, Government, City Surveillance and Critical Infrastructures at Axis, commented: “Smart City Expo World Conference is a chance for global businesses working toward a smarter, safer future to come together and share ideas and insight on the key challenges faced by modern cities, and the solutions available to address these issues." Axis will be joined by partners to demonstrate how these three pillars can be addressed "This year we will focus on three key areas of paramount importance: public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. These three factors can have a substantial effect of a city’s desirability, which in turn is linked to economic prosperity and growth.” Axis will be joined by partners to demonstrate how these three pillars can be addressed by exhibiting a range of solutions, along with live presentations throughout the event featuring real-world examples of how the solutions are already being used. Single command centre The use of a unified security, connected data and intelligence approach between public and private organisations can help make cities safer. For example, the City of Atlanta, Georgia’s Police Department has launched Operation Shield, a video integration initiative that pulls video resources from private and public entities into a single command centre. The City of New Orleans is also taking a similar approach, using smart sharing and integration of data – from cameras, licence plate readers and the 911 dispatch centre – to help the Police to more efficiently prevent, detect and investigate crime. Traffic management solutions Cities not only benefit from improved mobility, but also safer roads and happier commuters A city’s traffic massively impacts the environment, which in turn affects the perception of quality of life. Video-based traffic management solutions, such as smart traffic cameras, can analyse traffic patterns so authorities can optimise traffic flow in real-time and gather data that can be used as the basis of long-term improvements. By deploying such solutions, cities not only benefit from improved mobility, but also safer roads and happier commuters. Understanding the effect city initiatives have on the environment means authorities can ensure the well-being of their residents and the global impact they are having. Further, environmental monitoring can lead to better planning. Smart city technologies Using solutions such as smart cameras and sensors, authorities can gather data on their city’s environment for a range of applications, from detecting weather changes to predicting potential issues that could be caused by the storms, right through to air quality analysis to reduce pollution. Axis partners with a range of specialist companies to bring future smart city technologies to life. Axis will be joined by 12 partners so visitors can visit the booth to hear more about integrated solutions for safe cities, mobility and the environment. Unified security platform We are in a robust position to jointly lead cities towards a safer and smarter future" Christian Chenard-Lemire, Team Lead for Intelligent Transport Systems at one of the key Axis partners, Genetec Inc., explained why and how Genetec and Axis are working together to create smart, safe road solutions: “In order for citizens to benefit from a ‘Smart City’, it must also be a ‘Safe City’. For any urban environment, safety, security, and the flow of people and goods have always been a critical factor, driving the need for new, innovative technology.” “Through the open-architecture, unified security platform in Genetec™ Security Center and the full integration with Axis Communications sensors and cameras, we are in a robust position to jointly lead cities towards a safer and smarter future.” This year Eric Toffin, CEO of Citilog, and Axis company, will be speaking on ‘Intelligent Transport Systems: Towards Less Congested and Safer Cities’. Eric’s talk will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:20-13:10. Other companies who can be found at the Axis booth are: Canon, BriefCam, Tenevia, WaterView, Siklu, Parquery, Libelium, ViNotion, 2N, Aximum, SAP and Signify.
Axis Communications, Citilog and Genetec converge at ITS World Congress 2018 to showcase best-of-breed technology that is making roads safer, smarter and more sustainable Axis Communications, the market provider of network video technology, will be showcasing alongside Citilog and Genetec a best-of-breed traffic management solution to help ease congestion and identify traffic collisions in real-time at ITS World Congress 2018. The event, which takes place Copenhagen, is one of the most important in the transport industry, with major players presenting solutions that make our road networks and cities safer, smarter, and more sustainable. Utilising machine learning technology The combined traffic management system utilises Citilog’s Automatic Incident Detection solution, which can identify incidents in real-time utilising machine learning technology. The analytical software can recognise what is normal within a scene, so when an abnormal activity occurs, such as cars stopping suddenly or traffic coming to a standstill, an alert can be sent to the operator via unified mobility operations with Genetec Traffic Sense. Decisions can then be made in real-time to help manage an incident. This is made possible through Axis’ innovative range of network-connected cameras, which enable operators to review a scene in great detail. Daren Lang, Regional Manager, Business Development, Northern Europe at Axis Communications, states, “Our roads are getting busier, especially on motorways and in cities. As populations across Europe continue to rise, so too does the number of cars on our roads. This in turn leads to greater pollution, more accidents, and increased congestion on our networks. Identifying accidents, congestion, or illegally parked cars in real-time is crucial to help our transport systems run smoothly with less of an environmental impact, keeping road users safe and on the move.” One of the vital elements of this incident detection technology is the efficiency in detecting incidents and accidents quickly and reliably" Incident detection technology Axis, Citilog and Genetec are attending ITS World Congress 2018 between 17-21 September, Copenhagen. Eric Toffin, CEO at Citilog, states, “One of the vital elements of this incident detection technology is the efficiency in detecting incidents and accidents quickly and reliably, allowing traffic operators to manage incidents efficiently. An additional benefit is that you don’t have to deploy an entirely new infrastructure on a road network for this to work, which can be timely and extremely expensive. Instead, an existing video-surveillance infrastructure can be used with network cameras that support analytics on the edge. The technology can also be applied to a server-based system, so transport operators can breathe new life into and extend the lifespan of their existing technology.” Unifying video with traffic management Christian C. Lemire, Team Lead, Intelligent Mobility Practice at Genetec, states, “Historically, video operators have monitored a large number of screens looking for anomalies in traffic flow, meaning often incidents were missed. Unifying video with traffic management, and turning this video data into smart data, means transport operators can retrieve additional value from their existing infrastructures. It’s more cost-effective and intelligent, meaning a safer and smarter journey for the road user.”