Hemispheric Technology Made Possible With Decentralized Platform by ProQuest


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                                                                               By Wolfgang Ritter

Hemispheric Technology Made Possible
With Decentralized Platform
                        IMAGINE AN IP CAMERA that can be                     storage is needed, then recording via the network
                      ceiling mounted in a room and cover the same           directly to a NAS (network attached storage) or
                      area as three to four standard CCTV cameras,           low cost file server is possible without the need
                      allowing users to pan and zoom smoothly within         to invest in a central NVR server and licensed
                      the recorded images stored, not on a computer,         video management software. This equates to
                      but in the camera. In fact, analysis can be done       huge savings on the overall system cost.
                      quickly within the scene, enabling users to
                      inspect every section of the room, panning and         How does it work?
                      zooming into every detail!                               The raw megapixel image is produced,
                        The technology is called ‘Hemispheric’ and if        analyzed, corrected and processed inside the
                      you haven’t heard about it yet--watch this space-      MOBOTIX camera – this unique decentralized
                      -as it’s set to change video surveillance as we        process is key to the success of the system. To
                                                   know it.                  reproduce the same high quality image results,
                                                      Hemispheric            other IP camera systems would have to send the
                                                   camera technology         raw three megapixel image over the network
                                                   is not to be confused     to be corrected and processed at the NVR. With
                                                   with the generic          each individual raw image around 10 megabytes
                                                   panoramic (wide-          in size, this would kill the network dead. Even if,
                                                   angle)          video     in this case, the raw video stream did make it to
                                                   technology offered        the server, it would require huge amounts of CPU
                                                   by some IP camera         power to process.
                                                   ma nu fact u rers,          To get around this problem, other IP camera
                                                   which often deliver       systems have to compress the images at the
                                                   disappointing image       camera first (normally using MPEG-4/H.264)
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