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Regensburg, 17 January 2020 – The automatic or semi-automatic analysis of data plays an increasingly important role in video security technology. However often underestimated is the role of the image quality for the result of the analysis. At the GPEC 2020 trade fair, Messe Frankfurt – Europe's largest closed specialised exhibition for police and security authorities – from 18 to 20 February 2020 (Hall 11, Booth E068), the German manufacturer of video information technology Dallmeier will show visitors how they can implement future-proof video analysis applications. A lecture by Dallmeier Safe City expert Frank Salder at the conference "Video Intelligence 2020" (February 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) completes the trade fair presence.
In contrast to conventional technologies, which consist for example of a combination of megapixel and PTZ cameras or cameras with "multi-sensor" capabilities, Panomera® multifocal-sensor systems capture all regions of an area continuously and in highest resolution because the images are stitched together intelligently in one camera system from as many as seven detail sensors plus an overall image sensor. With this technology, the minimum resolution quality can be defined precisely for each region as early as the planning stage, thus ensuring that its data is usable in court or of a quality that permits analysis tasks. Based on this approach, areas or distances can be captured with a much smaller number of camera systems than is the case with conventional solutions.
Powerful analysis results through precisely defined image quality
There is hardly a better way to extract all kinds of data from complex contexts with relatively little effort than a video image. The possibilities range from "crowd analysis" for counting people in public spaces to the securing of "sterile areas" with the help of AI-based object classification. Despite all the enthusiasm for such innovative assistance systems, one thing is often underestimated: the importance of data quality. As a result, according to the rule "Quality In, Quality Out", the quality of the analysis results can of course only be as good as the image quality and thus the quality of the input data. Already during the planning stage Dallmeier offers customers the possibility to precisely define the so called "pixel density" values defined according to DIN EN 62676-4, such as 62.5, 125, 250 pixels per metre (px/m) in every part of the monitored area – depending on whether, for example, 62.5 px/m is required for an AI-based object classification or 250 px/m for court usability to identify individuals.
Optimum situational awareness thanks to patented Panomera® technology
The patented multifocal sensor cameras "Panomera®" from Dallmeier, which have recently been awarded the European patent in addition to the German patent for their functionality, can provide the required minimum resolution for video analysis even over large areas. Even if several operators independently zoom in on relevant events, the system continues to record the remaining scene. This combination of the advantages of PTZ and megapixel cameras enables police and security officers to obtain an optimal overview of the situation, while still being able to search with the required minimum resolution, even within recorded footage. Since a Panomera® system replaces many individual single-sensor cameras and their infrastructure, operators can keep the total cost of ownership to a minimum.
Data protection "made in Germany"
Dallmeier's AI-based systems support emergency services not only by means of an intelligent pre-selection of events, people counting, object classification or forensic evaluation. The imageless data acquisition to generate anonymised data also plays an important role. Regardless of the video analysis application, the German manufacturer Dallmeier equips its technology components with state-of-the-art functions for data protection and data security. This ensures that police and security authorities can use Dallmeier systems in the most diverse scenarios in absolute compliance with data protection regulations (e.g. according to GDPR).
Dallmeier is the only manufacturer of video security technology that develops and manufactures all components in Germany. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management software. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!
Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 35 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is a leading pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high-quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated component. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability.
Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry more than 25 years ago, came from Dallmeier. The introduction of the patented multifocal sensor system Panomera® has had a similarly ground-breaking effect, ushering in a new era for the industry. This unique camera technology is revolutionising the market and opening up completely new possibilities for securing assets, optimising business operations and ensuring public safety. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.