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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: Turn images into assets.
With pioneering video technology from Germany.
In 1984, Founder & CEO Dieter Dallmeier founded what is now Dallmeier electronic – not in the proverbial garage, but in a garden shed in Regensburg, Germany. Today, the company, which can justifiably call itself a hidden champion for video information technology "Made in Germany", has several hundred employees worldwide, more than 250 of them at the company headquarters in the centre of Regensburg alone.
Our customers: From commercial enterprises to World Cup stadiums
Dallmeier's camera, recording, software, and analysis solutions optimise security and processes for B2B end customers in a wide range of industries in over 60 countries. The focus is on users from the casino, smart city, airports, logistics, stadiums, and industrial sectors. But also, banks, critical infrastructure facilities as well as medium-sized companies from all sectors.
Low total cost of ownership "Made in Germany"
With pioneering innovations, Dallmeier has succeeded time and again in placing itself at the forefront of technology: From the world's first digital image storage system with motion analysis in 1992, the patented "multifocal sensor technology" Panomera® with its "Mountera®" mounting system, to the latest Domera® camera family, which allows up to 300 camera variants with only 18 components. These and many other innovations provide real, tangible customer benefits. And with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a high Return on Investment (ROI) they can easily compete with systems produced and supplied from low-wage countries.
Cybersecurity, data protection and ethical responsibility through maximum vertical integration
With 100% "Made in Germany", we also guarantee our customers the highest standards in data protection, cybersecurity, and ethical responsibility. With high quality and short supply chains, we also ensure – almost incidentally – sustainability and environmental protection. From our prestigious headquarters in the centre of Regensburg, Dallmeier not only carries out its own research and development but also the complete manufacturing process – from component to product to solution.