Anshul Saxena

Anshul Saxena

Anshul Saxena is working as a Senior Executive – Corporate Marketing at eInfochips.  He has over 5 years of experience in Marketing and Business development and holds an Engineering degree along with MBA .

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When to opt for a cloud based video surveillance?

Worldwide, Video Management Software (VMS) has become a highly visible component of business, with the market estimated to be worth over USD 71.28 Billion by 2022, and an estimated CAGR of 16.56% (MarketsandMarkets, March 2016). The market is highly fragmented today due to increasing blurring of boundaries between cloud-based VMS solutions and on-premise VMS devices. 

 

A VMS solution primarily allows the user to collect, play, manage and analyze the recorded videos. There are 4 components in any VMS system:

 

  • Cameras (analog or IP-based)
  • Storage solution
    • On-premise edge devices with memory based on SD cards installed in each camera
    • Network attached storage units
    • Cloud-based with central computer storage
  • Network infrastructure (LAN, WAN, WLAN etc.)
  • End software for viewing, recording and editing videos

 

cloud based video surveillance 

No matter how the end solution is deployed, the trend today is that service providers are aiming for precision, greater user efficiency and lesser costs. Accordingly, there are 3 deployment models in VMS:

 

1. On-premise VMS deployment.

The onset of high resolution camera technologies like Ultra-HD and 360 degree field of view means VMS service providers will have to upgrade their platforms to cater to any combination of camera types and video output formats, cross-OS capabilities in Windows or MAC systems, and account for greater storage requirements which according to a Gartner research note, represent 40% of the total cost of a video surveillance solution.

 

2. VMS on Cloud/VSaaS

 Apart from on-premise, VMS can also be deployed on Cloud  leading to greater flexibility, reach and usage. The Cloud-based architecture provides a broader network for diverse features, that allows the users to access and manage the functionalities of the end system from laptops, tablets and smart phones. VMS on cloud must provide uninterrupted access to the videos irrespective of its location of storage.

 

The cloud-based technology should provide greater amount of bandwidth, helping in storage and streaming of uninterrupted high quality videos.  The management of devices like configuration of cameras, adding and removing of camera in the system, PTZ functionality should become easier. Even, the new technology updates can be done easily over the web, on on-premise IP cameras.

 

Using Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), the companies have greater flexibility to select the services they want, and they just have to pay for what they use. Companies can have a monthly / yearly subscription of the services from the service providers resulting in more optimized and economic use of VMS services.  

 

In a previous blog, we have shown how many companies are moving from traditional Video Management software to Cloud based Video Management Software.

 

3. Hybrid VMS

Cloud-based VMS solutions are very trendy nowadays, but sometimes you do need on-premise deployment as well. The basic idea is that service providers should have the freedom and flexibility to select what video is stored on-premise and what video is stored in the cloud – this creates  the need for a hybrid deployment. Plug-n-play support for a wide range of industry-leading IP cameras and encoders are essential.

 

Industries like home automation, retail, financial institutions, educational institutions, Government premises, public transportation, Multi-site businesses etc., have varied requirements from VMS. And, depending on the requirement, you can have either have a fullycloud-based VMS system or a hybrid system which can provide customized features for video surveillance and analytics.

 

What you can additionally expect from VMS?

For high security areas like govt offices, airports, corporates, VMS can provide advanced features like an interactive virtual map of the site, access to any security device like alarms, door sensors, biometric devices. For retail stores, features like motion detection, Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera, incident capture, customer behavioral alerts can be managed with the VMS system. In financial institutions like banks, security alarms, image capture, PTZ functionality and other security features can be added to the system.

 

Video analytics are a major focus area in VMS solutions, in order to make the generated video data more useful. They will be an integral part of future VMS applications. Want to know the top 3 emerging trends in video analytics? Click here.

About Author

Anshul Large
Anshul Saxena
Senior Marketing Executive
 

Anshul Saxena is working as a Senior Executive – Corporate Marketing at eInfochips. He has over 5 years of experience in Marketing and Business development and holds an Engineering degree along with MBA.

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication: Let the car message while driving, not you!

Vehicle to Vehicle Communication new

 

Ensuring safety of passengers in speeding vehicles and other road-side commuters has always been the major focus of urban transportation authorities, worldwide. The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), USA’s largest association representing the transportation and technology communities, has been closely working with the Department of Transportation to advance the cause for vehicle-to-vehicle communication initiatives in the near future.

 

Automobile majors, on their part, are imbibing advanced communication features in their latest car variants which allow vehicles to directly communicate with other vehicles in transit. For instance, BMW’s innovative car-to-car technology utilizes WLAN technology and sensors to share real time status updates to all vehicles in the neighboring vicinity of a car which includes the condition of headlights, suspension system and braking reports. There can be so many life-saving use cases,  e.g. if one vehicle observes a potential danger ahead, the sensors will automatically send alerts to the driver, followed by all nearby vehicles so that they can turn on their danger lights. V2V communication will indeed be a precursor to the self-driving cars of the future.

 

How V2V communication works: In brief

V2V communication is based on DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communication). DSRCs are highly secure, short to medium range, high-speed wireless communication channels, which help vehicles to connect with each other for a shorter period of time. Through DSRC, two or more vehicles can exchange data regarding their speed, acceleration, distance and direction. This can notify all vehicle drivers about things like lane change, approaching vehicle trajectory and relative speed of the other vehicle in real-time.

 

To enable vehicular communications, when vehicles are in transit on highways and major roads, their primary objective is to exchange safety messages between vehicles to avoid collisions. In order for this to work in real time, we require telematics, a branch of telecommunications with information and communications technology.  Telematics helps in tracking the vehicles via GPS and monitors location, movements, status and behavior of the vehicle. Vehicular communication systems comprise of GPS module which communicates with “On board units” (OBU) to generate safety messages, which are later transmitted and received by RF transceiver module. In order to have complete communication between two vehicles, two sets of components are required.  

 

  • The first set ensures transmitting of an accurate and trusted safety message.
  • The second set confirms receiving & interpreting of the same message by another vehicle. The received safety messages are displayed on the display panel.

 

Smart features of V2V will help vehicles to receive alerts on traffic congestion, obstacles, changing lanes on highways, traffic merging, railway crossing notifications, etc. So, the future of vehicular communication is Vehicle to everything (V2X) communication system, where vehicle communicates with any entity that may affect the vehicle including other vehicles, infrastructure, pedestrians, smart devices, other networks etc.

 

Future Roadmap

The advent of V2V communication systems will greatly help in reducing the chances of car crashes and chain collisions, and is one of the textbook examples of an Internet-of-Things enabled future. 

 

eInfochips helps automotive companies develop a complete Vehicle to vehicle communication system, which improves the safety of transportation systems. eInfochips works in designing of the path prediction algorithm, testing of hardware modules, interfacing the required hardware with the embedded platform, scripting for standard message and integration of scripts to form a single software module. You can read more about it in this published whitepaper on Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication for crash avoidance systems.

 

About Author

Anshul Large
Anshul Saxena
Senior Marketing Executive
 

Anshul Saxena is working as a Senior Executive – Corporate Marketing at eInfochips. He has over 5 years of experience in Marketing and Business development and holds an Engineering degree along with MBA.

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