360° Surveillance and AI Apps at the edge of the network: i-PRO introduces the world’s most intelligent fisheye cameras
i-PRO is moving AI to the network edge and beyond with six new camera models added to its S-Series line-up
i-PRO, with its regional distributor Panasonic in the Middle East & Africa region, took another major step in the AI-fication of the security camera market today with the addition of the world’s most intelligent 360° fisheye cameras with embedded AI-capabilities to its S-Series range.
These new cameras are the first in the S-Series to run up to three deep learning applications, setting a new benchmark in the standard security camera range. It turns the security camera into an intelligent device suitable for business usage and insights. The cameras can run applications from i-PRO’s Analytic Software package for Business Intelligence, which comes pre-installed, alongside other important apps like Privacy Guard and 3rd party applications created using the open Software Development Kit.
The package includes free-of-charge AI-based analytics that can be used for motion detection, heat mapping, counting people and vehicles, and recognizing congestion, for example when shoppers are queuing in-store. Using powerful AI capabilities with high quality 360° images up to the edge of the frame makes the real-time analytics incredibly effective and more accurate. For example, helping to avoid traditional issues such as failing to distinguish between two people walking closely together.
To make the best use of the data generated, users can easily manage and visualize analytics from multiple i-PRO cameras, combined with the free i-PRO Multi-AI System plug-in handling alarms coming from the i-PRO hardware, in an easy-to-use and intuitive dashboard, alongside their Video Management System. Open to industry-standard protocols, such as ONVIF and MQTT*, also enables connection to 3rd party dashboards.
Wanda Nijholt, Manager, Marketing and Communications of i-PRO EMEA, commented: “With these new cameras, we are extending our strategy of providing more and easier access to the advantages of AI. At the same time, customers have the option to customize the powerful hardware using deep-learning applications on the edge and increase the accuracy of analytics. With the enhanced line-up capability of running three applications, we are pushing the new Standard in Security further and providing the flexibility to adapt our open hardware to any organization’s individual needs – whether for CCTV or other business innovations.”
“At PMMAF iPRO, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that provide applications beyond visual security management, with greater accuracy they make decision making more efficient in a fast-changing environment. With third-party video management software compatibility and 360-degree deep-learning and analytics, we are giving customers the assurance and trust they need,” commented Hidetoshi Kaneko – Director, System Solutions & Communications Division, PMMAF.
The six new fisheye cameras in the S-Series range (WV-S4176, WV-S4576L, WV-S4576LM, WV-S4156, WV-S4556L, WV-S4556LM) will be available in the middle east from April 2022 onwards.