Information has become a strategic asset. Hence the concept of Big Data Management has grown in importance where unstructured data from many different systems can be accessed and manipulated to draw out useful information. The data for Big Data analysis can come from numerous sources like RFID tags, purchase transaction records, PoS, social media sites, digital pictures and videos, CCTV cameras, cell phone GPS signals, and so on.
However the Big Data engines are essentially designed to manipulate text. How can one access the information embedded in images and videos? This is where iOmniscient comes in.
iOmiscient’s image analysis software can extract meta data (which essentially means the data about the image – such a description of what is seen) from videos and images and also from sound and smell sensors. This meta data is then provided in text form to the Big Data engines for analysis and for the extraction of patterns of information from this raw data. Such multi-media information is a breakthrough for organizations that have not previously been able to access meaningful information from these varied non-textual sources.
Much of the meta data that is extracted from an image can be meaningless. There would be little use in keeping track of moving clouds and leaves fluttering in the breeze. Most traditional motion detection based systems will indiscriminately pull out meaningless data which merely adds “noise” to the analysis process.
So iOmniscient has pioneered the concept of extracting what is called Meaningful Multisensor Metadata (MMM or M3) which is meta data resulting from preprocessing video to understand what is actually happening in the scene. This is converted to text in real time and provided to the Big Data engines. The meta data is extracted not just from video but from sound and smell analytics systems as well – hence the reference to “multisensor”.
The more intelligent the Video Analysis, the more meaningful will be the Meta Data – and of course iOmniscient prides itself on having the most advanced and intelligent video analytics in the industry.
Managing Big Data is not done by iOmniscient alone. The company works in partnership with the major suppliers of Big Data analysis engines to achieve these objectives.
The Meaningful Multisensor Mata Data can be analyzed to provide further intelligence for organizations to forecast future requirements and plan and optimize their resources. There are varied applications and scenarios where iOmniscient’s system can provide greater business intelligence by analyzing the meta data. A few of them are listed below.