Managing Video Intelligence, Servers and Analytics

Expectations face harsh reality

With all that is said, it is safe to say that yes, video analytics does seem to have a bright future as companies and developers continue to reinvent solutions for end-users wanting this technology. But it will take time for these changes to really affect the growth of video analytics and push it back into the industry as a solution that really does offer all that it claims.


Developments in Video Analytics
•           Improved processing power equals improved intelligence of algorithms
•           Migration to business intelligence
•           Increase of analytics-enabled video channels
•           Retailers looking for solutions for increased theft will drive demand for
video intelligence and also tie it to sales and marketing
•           Increased interest to integrated solutions of analytics
•           More hybrid analytics solutions



Texas Instruments New Solution
Texas Instrument released their new VLIB software library designed to accelerate development and increase performance of video analytics applications by optimizing key kernels specific to the video surveillance market. TI’s new VLIB library is offered at no cost as a free aid to video analytics solutions providers.
“The focus of VLIB is one of acceleration,” explained Bruce Flinchbaugh, director of Video and Image Processing Laboratories, Texas Instruments. “It helps some of the very small functions that are key to some of these video analytics algorithms and the role of VLIB is to accelerate those key functions.”
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Benefits of analytics as software
•           Software-based solutions generally deployed on IP video based solutions.
•           Less limitations in terms of function.
•           Bigger possibility of integration which benefits the end-user more.
•           Better control of analytics from end-to-end.

Benefits of analytics as Hardware
•           Able to deploy in highly distributed fashion.
•           Hardware lets you bridge from analog to IP.
•           Embedded technology on a camera equals an easier package to sell.
•           Hardware better for fixed, non-moving parts such as DVRs.