Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-intelligent video solutions to security and defence organisations worldwide, and Cloudview, a visual data specialist whose cloud service provides a secure platform for the storage and management of video from unlimited numbers of cameras, have announced the world’s first fully integrated visual IoT (VIoT) platform.
The platform is said to combine ultra-low bandwidth secure live streaming with a fully scalable, resilient, easy to deploy cloud platform, in the form of EdgeVis from Digital Barriers and Cloudview’s Visual Data Platform.
When connected to one or many CCTV, body worn or mobile cameras, the new VIoT platform promises to massively reduce the size of the data transmitted, while analytics will generate new insights into what is happening at a particular location; why it is happening, and what might happen next. The results are encrypted and sent to a secure cloud infrastructure, which consolidates, stores and manages visual data from multiple sources. This data can then be securely accessed by any authorised user from any device and any location.
The platform targets a video analytics market that will see a compound annual growth rate of more than 50% over the next five years, according to McKinsey, and a seven-fold increase in video surveillance internet traffic, according to Cisco.
Beyond surveillance, the new VIoT platform will be developed to access a broader range of Visual IoT solutions, including smart city, healthcare, automotive and industrial applications.
“Sight is our most powerful sense and by adding it to the IoT, we open a huge range of possibilities,” explains Cloudview CEO and co-founder James Wickes. “With Cloudview, there’s no need for the expense and disruption caused by the wholesale replacement of legacy infrastructure. Our partnership with Digital Barriers means we can now deliver our service using much less bandwidth, as well as providing edge analytics that will speed up the provision of critical information by reducing the need for constant human intervention to manually find and analyse it.”
“We have proven that our video streaming is more efficient and cost-effective than any other on the market,” adds Zak Doffman, Digital Barriers CEO.
“We have combined edge analytics and live streaming as a real-time game changer. Until now it has not been available with a fully integrated backend. Now this joint offering resolves that. This is completely unique on the market: AI-based capture and analysis of video at the edge, low-bandwidth streaming of video to the cloud, plugging into the exponential growth in cloud, AI and IoT.”