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Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Calls for Input on Video Analytics Specification

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March 29, 2010

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Calls for Input on Video Analytics Specification

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance, an organization that helps security providers focus on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, announced it will release the Video Analytics draft specification for public comment in April.


Bob Cutting (News - Alert), chairman of the Video Analytics Working Group said that the specification is based on a framework which enables video analytic platforms of all types and from all vendors to automatically integrate with video management systems and physical security software.

Cutting said the specification is critical and the customers demand that analytics communicate with the current infrastructure in an effective manner.

The specification is fashioned through the cooperative input from multiple analytic, IP camera, VMS and platform vendors. The specification fixes a standard way to output, receive, store and use video analytic event output. The open interface specifies event output which includes security alerts, counting events, and analytics system health messages. The specification also supports the object metadata output streaming, which includes foundational analytic output regarding all objects tracked by the analytics, including object classification, bounding box data and velocities.

The Video Analytics draft specification will be available for review on PSIA (News - Alert)'s web site for one month. After the period, comments will be assessed and a final 1.0 specification version will be published. David Bunzel, executive director, PSIA said that the Video Analytics specification is the termination of input from a numerous industry-leading technology providers. David also said that the new development will continue to move PSIA closer to its goal of bringing interoperable end-to-end IP solutions to the market.

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is a global pool of physical security manufacturers and integrators focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices across every segment of the industry. PSIA’s objective is to develop standards relevant to networked physical security technology. PSIA supports license-free standards and specifications, which are treated in an open and cooperative manner to the industry.


Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri









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