Published on 13 September, 2016
|The new calibration provides intelligent video on mobile platforms within minutes after deployment
PureTech Systems announced its latest software release focused on rapid deployment. The new capability provides advanced video detection and autonomous sensor control for mobile platforms or vehicles with a total setup time of just a few minutes. The result enables mobile surveillance platforms to be moved rapidly between observation positions, and once there, be quickly enabled for automated video detection and sensor operation.
Rapid camera calibration process
The key to rapidly deploying intelligent video capability lies in understanding the vehicle’s position in 3-space. 3-space refers to the platform’s heading, roll, and pitch, which can vary extensively based on the vehicle’s operating environment and final observation location. This understanding is facilitated through several specific sensor integrations, including GPS and Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS). This results in a rapid camera calibration process, which in turn allows for critical autonomous video capability, such as, long range map-based camera control, target detection, and classification via video analytics, slew to radar and scan to target.
Intelligent video in non-stationary situations
“We see a growing demand for the use of intelligent video in non-stationary situations”, says Larry Bowe, president at PureTech Systems
“We see a growing demand for the use of intelligent video in non-stationary situations,” informs Larry Bowe, president at PureTech Systems. “One of the major markets for this type of technology is in the area of mobile surveillance. These customers want the ability to quickly deploy a video surveillance platform and then have it perform to the highest specification levels in terms of detection distance, accuracy and automation,” furthers Bowe. “No one sensor can easily provide that level of performance, especially in a rapid deployment scenario, but allowing several sensors to collaborate results in a high performing system that can quickly adjust to the physical location and attitude of the mobile platform.”
Security application areas
PureTech Systems provides the intelligent video, video management system, and sensors control and teams with key integrators and sensor partners to provide the complete mobile video surveillance solution. These mobile platforms are intended for use in border protection, military operations, and for law enforcement organisations with large surveillance areas or the need to monitor temporary events. However, the rapid calibration capability extends into many adjacent markets desiring intelligent video where the video source is received from a non-stationary location.