AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 6

Volume 6 July-Aug 2016 Edition Kipod users can locate an event or track subjects with no preconfigured rules set. All object trajectories and features from live video are recorded as metadata and are made available for searching. Evolution of CCTV Control Room • (Courtesy of Kipod and YouTube) Kipod has a built-in engine for behavior recognition, face recognition, number plate reading and audio recognition. All search queries can be executed across thousands of computers within a private cloud using a web browser or mobile app. No bulky desktop application is required. • • 1st generation – local control room in each location. Very expensive staffing, difficult to ensure monitoring standards (response time, protocols etc). 2nd generation – centralized control room for multiple locations. Much more efficient, but cannot be scaled to serve large cities and large number of users. 3rd generation – virtual control room for multiple locations. Authorized users from local government, police, intelligence agencies can connect from anywhere to monitor locations of interest or search for events in video. Kipod fits this category by providing access to searchable video to thousands of users. (Courtesy of Kipod and YouTube) What is different in Kipod? Unlike traditional video management systems, the Kipod cloud platform provides important carrier class features: • • • • instant video content search across big data from any web browser and mobile device scalability beyond 1M users, 1M cameras and 1M petabyte (1 exabyte) video storage tier 3 availability with full redundancy and background software updates open source software infrastructure (Linux, Kubernetes, Cassandra and Ceph) The Industry’s First Cloud Platform for Video Content Searching and Alarm Monitoring Applications of Kipod • • Urban CCTV (safe cities, public spaces, transportation) Distributed infrastructure monitoring (oil and gas, energy, utilities, logistics) To learn more, please visit 6