Testing Video Analytic Alerting (Agent Vi System)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 06, 2010

Video analytic debates often center around edge vs core and which is 'best'. By contrast, Agent Vi offers a 'hybrid' solution where part of the analytics runs on third party IP cameras and the remainder is performed on a server. It is definitely a different approach and one which many would like to better understand how it is implemented and how well it works.

In this test of Agent Vi's Vi-System offering, we examine deploying Agent Vi and its real time alerting for motion detection. We integrate their analytics with the Axis Q1910 thermal camera, the Axis Q1755 HD day/night camera and IQinVision's 752 MP day/night camera. We do not examine Agent Vi's search capabilities, PTZ tracking nor retail analytics (which we plan to cover in later dedicated tests).

Contrast to other analytic tests we have performed including Video IQ's iCVR and Vitamin D's video analytic software.

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