big data

What Cities Can Learn From Their Data

The 21st century is shaping up to be the century of data. We are collecting more and better data than ever before. And the possible applications include everything from improved security and more efficient movement through public spaces to better allocation of resources and strategic planning. But, while access to this data can help improve our lives in truly meaningful ways, we are also facing new challenges about how to better collect, understand, and make use of it.

What’s The Worst That Could Happen With Huge Databases Of Facial Biometric Data?

The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.

WD Purple Now Shipping 6-TB Capacities to Excel in IoT “Fog” Surveillance Environments

Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. WD Purple hard drives are being offered in capacities from 1-TB up to 6-TB.

NANA Management Services Selects HP to Deliver Next Generation Security

HP announced that NANA Management Services will use HP big data analytics software to augment its real-time video surveillance solution. NANA’s Virtual Guard Services uses an integrated approach where real-time video surveillance and highly advanced computer analytics work together to instantly identify a potential threat.

Auckland New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative

Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.

City of Atlanta’s MARTA Selects BRS Labs as Provider of Artificial Intelligence

Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight® the artificial intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, continues its rapid growth in the mass transit industry as more agencies choose to implement the award-winning behavioral recognition software as part of their public safety initiatives.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deploying 5.5PB DDN SFA Storage

With its zero-tolerance toward crime, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has deployed a video surveillance and storage archive system with 5.5PB of DataDirect Networks, Inc., storage. As the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s office, Maricopa County, which is located in Airizona and encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area, has between 7,500 to 10,000 inmates in its jail […]

Scapegoating Face Recognition Technology As Privacy Wormhole Doesn’t Solve Anything

Facial recognition technology is facing a blitz of negative media with wormhole-like theories that this technology results in mass surveillance, destroys anonymity, and will forever change the way people behave in public. Advocates of this theory are calling for federal privacy regulation that will give a face a right of privacy it has never had […]

Eagle Eye Networks Announces Cloud Video API That Scales To Big Data Analytics

Eagle Eye Networks, provider of a cloud managed, on-demand security and operations video management system, announced the Eagle Eye Video API, targeted at businesses and video solution developers integrating video into their applications. The Eagle Eye Video API provides a robust set of storage, analytics, indexing, and interfaces for quickly building or integrating applications with […]