|Finalist IFSEC Award
The IFSECs Award committee has yet again
selected iOmniscient as a Finalist for their
annual awards which will be announced on
10th May 2010. This time it is in the Best
Project category for the successful
implementation of the world's fastest train
line in China, covering over a 1000 kms of
track over which the train runs at an average
of 350 km/h.
The iOmniscient system uses cameras
placed strategically along the track and
particularly at road junctions, bridges and the entrance and exits of tunnels to monitor the
track. The environment that the track travels
through is very harsh. The main reason that
iOmniscient was selected was because of
its NAMS capability its nuisance alarm
minimisation system. China Rail could not
afford unneccessary false alarms which
would have slowed down the operation.
KJ Liang, the Project Manager for China
Railway Signal & Communications Corp which
was responsible for the implementation said:
"Your implementation team has given
us tremendous and timely support
throughout the entire deployment.
The system is configured to achieve a
very good result with high satisfaction.
iOmniscient's iQ system has proven to
be very accurate and reliable with a
very low false alarm rate even in our
difficult environment. Moreover, the
level of service and expertise provided
by your team is superb."
|Important Events in UK
|IFSEC Exhibition, NEC Birmingham
Venue: Hall 4, Booth i-10
Date: 10 -13 May, 9.30am - 5.30pm
This seminar will provide
an insight into the latest
trends in Video Analysis
including details on the
workings of its system for
Facial Recognition in a
Crowd. Participants in the
seminar will receive a free
CD copy of "Automated Surveillance" the
first comprehensive book on the subject.
|IFSEC Special Seminar
This is a special seminar which focuses only
on Facial Recognition in a Crowd
Venue: IFSEC Seminar Theatre
Date: Mon. 10 May 1.00pm - 1.30pm
2-Day Technical Training Seminar
Hands-on training session will be conducted
Venue: Holiday Inn Express, NEC Birmingham
Date: 13 -14 May. 9.00am - 5.30pm
For details on any of the above contact
|Airports continue to choose iOmniscient
Airports around the world continue to choose iOmniscient and last month was no exception with 3
major airports placing orders for Video Analysis. They were Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Abu
Dhabi in the UAE and Antalya in Turkey.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has decided to use iOmniscient's iQ series software for
their latest security upgrade. After an extensive search and evaluation process which involved visiting
airports around the world they selected iOmniscient's video analysis system.
With a range of applications in mind KLIA will be implementing some of the simpler applications as
well as iQ Infinity for the most complex scenes. iOmniscient's partner, GTC Global is the systems
integrator for this project.
Smart TR is the Integrator for Antalya Airport which will also implement a wide range of applications.
Perhaps the most comprehensive implementation will be at Abu Dhabi. The coverage for this project
extends to the Car Parks and involves Identification and Detection technologies. The integrator in
this case is Atlas Telecom.
Dr Rustom Kanga, iOmniscient CEO, commented that "airports can be very complex
environments. In particular they have to cope with very crowded scenes. If accurate
counting is difficult when there are one or two people to be counted it can be much more
difficult to count crowds. If detecting abandoned luggage is difficult in an empty scene,
it is even more so in a crowd. If faces are difficult to recognize accurately when a single
face is presented to a camera, it is far more difficult to do it in a crowd. Yet working in
crowded scenes is iOmniscient's speciality – this is where we have most of our patents
and this is the reason organizations with complex requirements such as airports and
railways use us."
|Comprehensive Airports Applications from iOmniscient
iOmniscient offers the widest
range of Video Analysis
Applications covering every aspect
of an airports' operations. Unlike
most systems that merely provide
Motion Detection or recording, the
a complete solution for specific
An airport is like a small city with
many different requirements. For
instance they have to manage
roads, car parks, warehouses, run
ways and so on.
For each of these areas there are a number of applications available from iOmniscient.
* Crowded Terminal: Facial Detection & Recognition in a crowd and in an uncontrolled complex
* Crowded Terminal: Abandoned objects
* Access Control: Trespassing, Wrong way and Tailgating
* Access Control: Suspicious behavior, loitering, etc in the Quarantine, no-go and restricted areas
* Access Control: Intrusion detection - hangars, runways, baggage handling etc
* Baggage Handling: Theft detection via carousel openings
* Quarantine Control: e.g. left objects and objects being thrown into restricted areas
* Quarantine Control: Automatic Fever check – be able to provide an automatic scan (without human
intervention) using thermal camera for large groups of travelers in an un-controlled environment.
With an additional color camera (with the required specifications) for the same scene, one can
identify the person with the high fever using facial recognition and give an immediate alert.
* Airlines and Immigration Check-ins - Queue management/average wait times for Passenger Queue
* Retail and main traffic Areas - People counting and crowd management with comprehensive reporting
* Vandalism/Graffiti detection
* Surveillance System Health Check to prevent camera tampering or sabotage
* Main traffic Areas: Abandoned trolleys and object detection, lost & found, etc in Passenger Drop
Off areas, Bus depots or Taxi stands
* Aircraft Management: Automatic Aircraft metering to understand the time each plane spends at the
* Aircraft Maintenance: Theft Prevention of expensive machinery or equipment even during busy
* Cargo Terminal: Use ANPR to record and register all vehicles entering/leaving cargo pickup/drop
In Car Parks one has to be able to detect people loitering and breaking into vehicles. In warehouses
one needs to detect theft of inventory. On the roads one may need to detect vehicles that are speeding.
The above are examples in just two functions within an airport. For a more completel list of applications
available for an airport please contact firstname.lastname@example.org