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AxxonSoft took part in the Video Content Analysis Conference in Brussels


The Video Content Analysis Conference, dedicated to video content analysis applications in security and business analytics, was organized by IMS Research in Brussels, Belgium, on June 23-24. The conference brought together manufacturers of video analytics solutions, security platforms and surveillance devices, as well as representatives of security solution providers. AxxonSoft took an active part in the conference.

    During the first day of the conference, the participants discussed the issues hindering the adoption of video analytics in practice, namely:
  • overly sophisticated end systems, while the providers want easy-to-setup and easy-to-use solutions tailored to specific applications;
  • detection is not guaranteed, false alarms are possible;
  • lack of network security linked to physical security, no protection for data transfer from cameras (at least, against signal tampering);
  • “war of standards” – video analytics solutions from various vendors are hardly compatible;
  • problems in processing fast changing images (for example, fast road traffic);
  • lack of user-friendly interface;
  • insufficient support of audio detectors (for example, breaking glass detectors);
  • lack of search capabilities in historic data.

From the marketing point of view, video analytics development is held back by the lack of proper ROI calculation methodology, which would allow the costs of adopting new technology and the length of payback to be estimated.

During the second day, various video surveillance solutions, including video analytics, were presented by Bosch, ObjectVideo, Omniscient, VideoTec, Milestone, Intel, other companies and especially by the members of the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum). This professional forum has been created in order to develop a unified open interface for network surveillance systems, which can stop the “war of standards” in the IP-devices market. ONVIF was represented by Daniel Elvin from Axis and Markus Wierny from Bosch.

It should be noted, that AxxonSoft not only plans to take active part in ONVIF, but also strives to overcome many of the above issues in its products and solutions, which hinder wider implementation of video analytics. AxxonSoft believes in the efficiency and the good promises of video analytics and thus offers integrated solutions which combine the video content analysis algorithms for various applications (car license plate recognition, road traffic parameters recognition, contingency video detectors, etc) and link all security systems of one site into a single infrastructure. Moreover, all AxxonSoft products feature a friendly and easy-to use interface, while the products may include components from different manufacturers.

Following AxxonSoft’s long-term commitment to the total integration policy, it is now taking the next step in this direction with its highly anticipated new product line based on the NGP platform. The new platform will use an OpenGL-based interface reflecting innovative approaches to the system management and enhanced usability. Even the basic versions of the products will include several video analysis engines, such as a module from ObjectVideo, other software modules and support for built-in IP-camera video analytics. A specialized IPINT library has been created allowing full integration of the modern IP-camera functionality. AxxonSoft is currently developing a technology for storing meta-data, which describes the scene (the size, trajectory and speed of objects) and which can be subsequently used for quick search of the video recordings.

At the end of the conference, its participants and organizers tried to make a forecast for the development of video analytics in security systems. They came to the conclusion that video analytics will grow and extend its capabilities following the growth of the computing power of the hardware.