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Real-time optimizations for integrated smart network camera
Author(s): Xavier Desurmont; Bruno Lienard; Jerome Meessen; Jean-Francois Delaigle
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Paper Abstract

We present an integrated real-time smart network camera. This system is composed of an image sensor, an embedded PC based electronic card for image processing and some network capabilities. The application detects events of interest in visual scenes, highlights alarms and computes statistics. The system also produces meta-data information that could be shared between other cameras in a network. We describe the requirements of such a system and then show how the design of the system is optimized to process and compress video in real-time. Indeed, typical video-surveillance algorithms as background differencing, tracking and event detection should be highly optimized and simplified to be used in this hardware. To have a good adequation between hardware and software in this light embedded system, the software management is written on top of the java based middle-ware specification established by the OSGi alliance. We can integrate easily software and hardware in complex environments thanks to the Java Real-Time specification for the virtual machine and some network and service oriented java specifications (like RMI and Jini). Finally, we will report some outcomes and typical case studies of such a camera like counter-flow detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5671, Real-Time Imaging IX, (25 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595103
Show Author Affiliations
Xavier Desurmont, Multitel A.S.B.L. (Belgium)
Bruno Lienard, Multitel A.S.B.L. (Belgium)
Jerome Meessen, Multitel A.S.B.L. (Belgium)
Jean-Francois Delaigle, Multitel A.S.B.L. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5671:
Real-Time Imaging IX
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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