As more surveillance functionality is pushed out from central servers and recording devices to the camera, the more desirable it becomes for the camera to perform some kind of analysis of the images in its field of view and make decisions about what to stream to the server and what to ignore. Component manufacturers are now embedding analysis capability into IP megapixel firmware to achieve this aim.
One advantage of this approach is the reduced demands on network bandwidth and storage requirements which can easily offset the additional cost of having on-board analytics. With improved server software, a matrix of cameras with on-board analytics engines can provide a powerful surveillance presence
Synectics has been at the Bus and Coach live event exhibiting its T1600 mobile DVR developed with the public transport industry in mind and assisting in the conversion of surveillance technology in transport to IP based systems