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A REAL CROWD PLEASER...iOmniscient offers its IQ Series, intelligent surveillance software that can operate in crowded areas and provide pinpoint monitoring of a variety of events and suspicious people and packages. More than a recording device, the software aids in the monitoring of busy scenes, unaffected by the constant motion in the camera’s field of vision. It allows security officers to react to events in real time, which can avert disaster, according to a company spokesperson.

The IQ Series software adds Artificial Intelligence to video surveillance systems using next generation heuristic algorithms, which replicates the human ability to reason. The system makes inductive and deductive conclusions from the information available to it.

These heuristic algorithms have enabled the creation of a new Non Motion Detection (NMD) Technology, which is what powers iOmniscient’s Genius range of IQ products. While other intelligent video systems are based on motion, NMD focuses on static or stationary objects, continually learning the background of a scene while ignoring motion. Any object that is placed in or removed from a crowded area can activate an alarm in real-time.

The system can differentiate between people, animals and vehicles, and can categorize types of objects as well as differentiate between loaded and unloaded pushcarts. It can find an object that is visible for 50 percent of the time, even when people are walking in front of it.

All IQ products are equipped with Nuisance Alarm Minimization System (NAMS) to cope with complex environmental changes such as moving light, shadows, swaying trees and moving water. The system also gives a warning if it cannot operate properly due to overcrowding, inclement weather or tampering.

IQ products also incorporate the Jump to Event feature, which enables the user to jump back to a pre-defined time before an event or alarm occurred. The user can then view video of both the event and the preceding period. The event can also be archived for later review.

In addition to the features mentioned, the Genius IQ-180 can detect tiny objects at 4x4 pixels, as well as provide detection of objects in low contrast scenarios, such as a black bag on a black floor. The Genius IQ-140 can detect very small objects at 8x8 pixels. Both versions feature NMD, Jump to Event and NAMS.

The Smart IQ-120 offers Counting in a Crowd and Behavior Analysis and Tracking. Counting in a Crowd provides the user with an accurate account of the people and/or vehicles in any crowded area, alerting when a user-defined threshold is reached. Behavior Analysis and Tracking can detect and track suspicious or abnormal behavior—such as theft, loitering and running—to aid with crowd management. It also includes all of the features of the IQ-115 and IQ-110.

The Smart IQ-115 provides Slip & Fall technology, which instantly detects if a person slips or falls and raises an alarm to alert personnel for public liability management, or can detect when a security guard has collapsed due to attack by intruders or other circumstances.

The Smart IQ-110 can record information of how many persons, vehicles or objects have passed through multiple areas of interest at any given time. It can permit persons, vehicles or objects to travel in one direction while movement in the other direction can raise an alarm.

All iOmniscient applications can be viewed and managed using a wireless PDA to allow for security staff mobility. The system is totally distributed, scalable and can be used as an add-on to video surveillance systems, as it interfaces with existing cameras, DVRs and other surveillance equipment. Visit for more information.

ADDING INTELLIGENT PROTECTION TO MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS…Carrollton, TX-based GVI Security Solutions, Inc. introduces the Mass Transit Intelligent Video System (MTIVS). The system, which was developed from the GVI TRAK platform, can also be deployed at airports, buildings, stadiums, nuclear and chemical plants, ports and any other critical infrastructure facilities, the company reports.

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