Connectivity and integration of embedded and cloud technology leads to smart systems
Connected systems sharing info, status and plans, increase efficiency and comfort, while saving time and thus money. Well integrated technology provides the means to enhance the quality of daily live, both in people’s personal lives as for the society as a whole. Whether it is about building-, logistics-, parking management or smart mobility, user friendliness and effectiveness result from the integration of multiple systems into complete solutions, where all functionality is bundled and combined. To fully use todays innovations and modern technology, well integrated solutions are the way to go. Next to quality and functionality, the choice for a certain system will be more and more depending on its integration options.
Intelligence made practical

The rise of computational power, sensor innovations and the widespread installation of internet infrastructure, increased the amount of data, being ready to analyse, enormously. Data availability powered technological innovations and started a new revolution: Artificial Intelligence. The demand for data- and video analysis fuelled the desire for deep learning, machine learning and computer vision techniques to evolve. Totally new business models arose, society became smarter and daily life changed significantly. The demand for intelligence has grown rapidly over the years. And it will not stop. In order to build an increasingly more intelligent world, a synergy of multiple systems is required. Bundled expertise and joined forces will produce the best applications, while user friendliness, security and privacy is kept in mind. After all, this intelligence needs to be operable in the real world, where it is used by installers, system administrators and end users. AVUTEC works closely together with its partners to offer just that.

1. Traffic flow and regulation systems
In traffic regulation a system fed with real time traffic data prevents congestion by interactively operating traffic lights and providing centralists with the notifications they need to do their jobs. Such a system knows the exact time a traffic light turns red. By sharing this information with a visual sensor, imposing a fine for running a red light is accomplished with a single AI-ANPR device. Multi-tasking, the visual sensor provides real-time traffic data, outputs alarms and notifications on pre-defined events and is a tool for law enforcement.

2. Sport clubs and residential buildings
A system that integrates both parking and building management for sport venues and residential buildings, simplifies the daily routines of a sport club or a community of owners. Turning off the lights automatically at a certain time, keeping the parking available for members only or implement a larger scale access control system at door and vehicle level; it can all be centrally managed.
A decentralized implementation allows individual residents to manage their own parking place or reserve a parking spot for their visitors by adding or changing the license plate in the system themselves. During holidays an individual parking spot could be rented out or assigned to another car. It is even possible to lease a parking spot to a neighbouring company or resident in need of parking space during working hours.

3. Parking and contactless payment
Parking facilities at airports, of companies, recreational parks or shopping malls; all venues benefit from a parking management system with an integrated smart camera. A parking management system can deploy a multi-tenant application or implement restricted opening hours and white lists. It can facilitate ANPR based access control, the reservation of a parking place and implement license plate based payments. The range of desired functionality is as wide as the sorts of venues parking management systems are deployed. A smart camera and a PMS offer the flexibility modern venues require.

4. Security and law enforcement
Connected systems automate the fining of parking and speeding violations by linking scan cars with the backend administration system. They can also provide centralists with alarms and notifications when a regular car is driving on a bus lane or suspicious behaviour is detected at a construction site or business park.
The deployment of an intelligent surveillance system extends the eyes of security staff. Modern deep learning algorithms have improved video content analysis enormously. The number of false detections is minimized, turning AI induced notifications into a valuable co-worker.

Scalable and future proof

The above industry examples, just to name a few, show the vast amount of possibilities for both small and large scale applications. Multi-functional systems facilitate scaling up or down. They are built to meet future needs. Extra functionality can be easily enabled when the occasion arises. Extensions can be made any time without the need of a complex integration trajectory.

AI and business opportunities

With the recent developments in Computer Vision and deep learning technology, the accuracy of video content analysis increased enormously. With AI many applications become more intelligent and more versatile. Processes can be automated, increasing efficiency levels and convenience. Since AI will be in our lives more and more, it offers business opportunities for now and in the future.
AI is complex and fascinating. To develop and implement AI and deep learning into products, asks for a high degree of expertise. AVUTEC products offer both the hardware and the software to integrate visual intelligence in any ecosystem.  They are an intelligent kernel in a connected network of systems.

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