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intelligent video

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What is intelligent video?

Intelligent video is digital video technology integrated with analytical software. Video analytics software may run on a networked device, such as a sophisticated IP camera, in an embedded system or on a computer computing device.

Applications of intelligent video systems include:

  • Tracking a moving target.
  • Searching for an object.
  • Counting instances of something, such as the number of customers entering a building.
  • Identifying the geographic location of something or someone.
  • Detecting suspicious activity and triggering alarms and/or alerts.

Intelligent video is increasingly common in IP surveillance systems. Other applications include marketing and education. 

Learn More About IT:
> SourceSecurity.com looks at the trend to intelligent video and video analytics.
> Khoo Boo Leong discusses applications of intelligent video.

This was last updated in June 2009
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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