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Release date- 18072014 - Milestone Systems, the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, is developing new capabilities in video surveillance for more than security, through a partnership with the
Research that is ongoing in a 3-year project to develop technological innovations is already paying off: the latest release of Milestone XProtect 2014 launched a new metadata framework that vastly improves the speed of searching and analysis with the video software.
In collaboration with the
Cutting-edge video surveillance solutions are also being developed as part of a big research project with the
The aim of the project is to interpret the recorded video material so the content can be described automatically.
An example could be video surveillance in a retail store that automatically documents customer traffic
'We are very proud to see this project bearing fruit already. We are still in phase one and expect to present to the market several new solutions for searching in metadata - the framework has already been released in XProtect 2014. During the next phases, we will do research among other things on how the software can learn to distinguish between normal and abnormal activity in video images. This means video surveillance can proactively give an alert before an incident occurs, and further enable use as a business tool in many more operational scenarios,'says
'For example, if there is an accident or an assault at a bus station, the police or security personnel can search for the exact area where the incident happened by linking GPS coordinates with the video recordings from the buses, and within a few seconds they will have the relevant recording of the offender or other people involved,' he continues.
Speedier Searches = Faster Response
The new software capabilities have also made searching much faster in general, and for specific objects in the recorded video material. This could be, for example, a wanted blue car that was parked at a distance of 200 meters from the
The metadata technology can also be used with mobile phones as moving security cameras where GPS coordinates and compass information can be stored with the video. Operators thereby will know precisely where the video was recorded. Used in this way, mobile phones can increase security and safety, and threatening behavior can easily be proven. The technology can also be used as evidence of pollution emissions, for resolving insurance claims, or many other applications yet to be explored.
Skovgaard sums it up: 'The possibilities are endless with the constant developments of our video software technology. We can see that there will be a flood of new solutions from our many partners, building further on the open platform video surveillance from Milestone.'
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