technology

Becoming A Vibrant, Smart, And Safe City

Earlier this year, a group of public and private organizations —including Transportation America, Natural Resource Defense Council, Uber, and cityway— got together to establish a set of Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities. Essentially, the group put together 10 principles that they feel should guide urban decision making for the future. Notably, the list includes planning cities and mobility together, prioritizing people over vehicles, engaging with all stakeholders, and working toward creating greater connectivity.

Oncam Debuts First-of-Its-Kind Online Visualization Tool And 360-Degree Dewarping Capabilities

Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced it has added two new functionalities to its website in an effort to enhance the user experience and drive interaction. The web-based 360-degree dewarping preview and the online visualization tool demonstrate Oncam’s continued focus on innovation and individuality. The 360-degree dewarping capability is available through all browsers and enables visitors to use their mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to zoom in/out on, rotate or convert any area of the fisheye image. This makes it appear and feel as though you are looking at a traditional video stream, which allows security operators to view a scene in real-time as events are unfolding.

VIVOTEK Joins HEVC Advance To Expand HEVC/H.265 Video Compression Technology

HEVC Advance and VIVOTEK Inc. announced that VIVOTEK has become a Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program. As a Licensee, VIVOTEK gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard. HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression that delivers twice the efficiency of H.264. VIVOTEK, a leading IP surveillance solution provider, is among those companies leading the effort to bring HEVC/H.265 video compression technology to the IP surveillance marketplace through its comprehensive H.265 solutions and strategic alliances.

Research Points To Large Uptick In Smart Home Device Adoption, Awareness

Consumers see more clearly how home smart devices can directly benefit their lives, and are planning to purchase more smart home devices in the future. Those are the key insights from a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice, Inc., the leading provider of premium technical services for IoT and cloud brands, and the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave. This second annual consumer benchmark survey 2016: Year of the Smart Device also highlights the need for companies to provide consumers a user experience that allows their smart home devices to fit easily into their lives.

Stonelock To Showcase Latest Innovations In Facial Recognition Technology At ISC West

StoneLock® Pro’s proprietary near infrared (NIR) technology measures over 2,000 points of reflectivity at the sub-dermal level and creates an encrypted reference file that never contains personally identifiable information (PII), making it less susceptible to typical security and privacy-laden vulnerabilities associated with photo-based facial recognition systems. With an accuracy rate of less than one in a quarter million, (less than 0.0004% False Acceptance Rate) it is ideal for users who recognize the inherent weaknesses of standalone access badges or PINs that can get lost, stolen, or shared.

Avigilon Expands Video Analytics With Face And Vehicle Search

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, announced that it will preview the new Avigilon Face and Vehicle Appearance Search video analytics technologies at ISC West 2017, Sands Expo and Convention Center booth 22043, in Las Vegas, USA, from April 5 to 7, 2017. Avigilon is expanding its deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, Avigilon Appearance Search technology, with two powerful new features that help users save time and effort during critical investigations.

Avigilon Launches Highly Anticipated Appearance Search Technology

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, announced that it has further enhanced its self-learning video analytics capabilities by introducing Avigilon Appearance Search technology immediately available with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.0 video management software. Avigilon Appearance Search, Avigilon’s newest and most advanced video analytics technology, is a sophisticated deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine that sorts through hours of footage with ease, allowing users to quickly locate a specific person of interest across all cameras on an entire site.

Video Surveillance Technology To Have Biggest Impact On Security Businesses in 2017, Capital One Survey Finds

A Capital One survey found that more than half (52 percent) of security professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming year – a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly. Growth of interconnected devices (the “Internet of Things”) was cited as the next most significant trend at 28 percent.

OmniVision And MStar Partnering On New Imaging Applications With Infrared Processing And Scene Reproduction

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced that the company’s second-generation RGB-Ir image sensors, the OV9756 and the OV4686, will be supported by MStar’s new on-chip image signal processor, the MSC318. The MSC318 is designed for security IP camera solutions and for driving recorder video cameras in automotive imaging applications. OmniVision’s OV9756 and OV4686 were selected for their advanced infrared sensitivity to produce excellent videos in all lighting conditions in an ultra-compact industrial design.

‘Predictive Policing’ Isn’t In Science Fiction, It’s In Sacramento

Sacramento —like New York, Houston, Miami, St. Louis, and other cities before it— is looking at the next step: the launch in October of a “real-time crime center,” a central location from which officers could monitor all their existing surveillance technologies, PODs included. The idea is that consolidating information about criminal activity —from stalking complaints to potential lone wolf terrorist attacks— would make law enforcement more effective at investigating and perhaps preventing some incidents. The process would also promote accountability and transparency at a time of rising tension between police and the black community, providing evidence of both police and suspect behavior during tense encounters, proponents say.