With the emergence of megapixel cameras, VMS systems record in the resolution of the camera – which consumes enormous storage and network bandwidth (a 2 megapixel camera requires 20 times the storage and bandwidth as a 1x CIF camera). Alternatively, they record in a lower resolution which then means that money spent on the cameras was wasted as all the detail in the image is lost.
iOmniscient’s Smart VMS™ solves this dilemma. The system automatically selects what is important in the scene and records this in high resolution while recording the rest in low resolution. For recognizing a person, the face would be stored in high resolution; the rest of the image can be recorded in low resolution.
The savings in storage can be enormous – the norm is to achieve a reduction of over 80% in storage. If the analysis is done at the edge there can be a similar saving in network bandwidth requirements.
What is considered important can be selected by the user. For instance, he may want to record every face in a scene in high resolution or he may only want to record the faces of people involved in an incident (e.g. if someone fell down or abandoned a bag). There may be situations when it may make sense to record the whole person or even an entire section of the scene in high resolution. The user can decide.
iOmniscient’s Smart VMS sits on top of any VMS and can make it more efficient by telling it which segments of the video need to be recorded in High or Low resolution.
And the Smart VMS from iOmniscient is free (though you do have to pay for any analytics you decide to use in the system).
So why waste your organization’s resources storing images of my shoes in high resolution. Get yourself a smarter system and save money.