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A few more things you should know.
  • Event Velocity is not a Video Management System; it’s much more. Video Management Systems are usually designed to display the output of one manufacturer’s cameras on screens for guards to view in a control room. The manufacturer is a hardware company and the software may be an afterthought. If the filtering algorithms haven’t been refined, alarm fatigue may be an issue.
  • Video Management Systems are not engineered for edge computing—you can’t livestream video from hundreds or thousands of remote cameras over a Wi-Fi network the way you can over fiber in a building, especially if video will compete for bandwidth with critical SCADA data running over that network. Event Velocity is designed to store, filter and alert video on the edge instead of live-streaming it and only to consume scarce bandwidth with needed video clips in response to an event.
  • Most VMS’ were designed mainly to display the output of one manufacturer’s cameras, not to integrate data from multiple IIoT sensors into a single platform, or to correlate data from different sensors. Event Velocity was designed to integrate any sensor and to correlate data from multiple sensors to produce operational intelligence. If somebody touches a fence, activating a fence sensor, a camera powered by Event Velocity automatically focuses on that section of the fence and records the event.
We see this all the time. It can be a different group in different companies, so long as there is a champion who works to bring the interests of each group into the decision. The primary value proposition for the video and audio—the “eyes-on” and “ears-on” that reduces routine visits to remote sites—is to Operators. However, Event Velocity is not just another “stack”—sensor, communications and display—like other remote sensors. It is a unifying platform that can incorporate any sensor into a single operating environment, and then correlate sensors with each other for greater operational intelligence. This value proposition will probably be more important to the Digital Initiatives group.
  • Event Velocity processes video on the edge of the network, on a server installed on the remote site, because video consumes too much bandwidth to livestream, especially from hundreds or thousands of remote locations.
  • When an alert is signaled, Event Velocity stores video on a server installed at the remote site and sends the alert to an operator. Video clips are sent over the Wi-Fi network only if operators request them in response to alerts or if they choose to conduct virtual tours for periodic site assessment.
Pixel Velocity® has developed proprietary algorithms that distinguish meaningful from background motion. This reduces alerts significantly to those that require an operator’s attention.
If you want to monitor and manage dozens or hundreds of remote sites, instead of sending workers hours over bad roads on routine site visits, a combination of video, infrared, and audio powered by Event Velocity software can make it possible.
  • We apply leading cybersecurity standards in protecting our software, your data, and your network.
  • Event Velocity has passed penetration testing conducted by a leading brand name cybersecurity company.
  • Event Velocity is network certified by one of the world’s leading providers of secured facilities.
  • The Industrial Internet of Things will enable companies to dramatically improve their operations by using sensors to gather operational information and turn it into operational intelligence.
  • Sensors, the data they generate, and the intelligence that comes from analyzing them improves worker safety and productivity.
  • With a network of sensors, companies can improve management of remote and hazardous assets.
  • So, while the buzzwords may change, the infrastructure and software is here to stay.
  • Event Velocity records video clips in response to alerts.
  • When an event occurs, you can not only see a snapshot of what is happening at that moment, but you can “rewind” the system to see what was happening a minute, an hour or even a day before.
  • This gives you a better sense of what happened and why.
  • Furthermore, an operator can access and review the event at any time to initiate a workflow, describe the event, and record interventions.
  • Event Velocity is a unique product, designed to integrate data from multiple IIoT sensors into a single platform and to correlate data from them to create operational intelligence.
  • Pixel Velocity® also brings video and audio to the table, enabling companies to have “eyes-on” and “ears-on” remote and hazardous locations.
Yes, we are installed in the operations of multiple energy and utility companies. We would be happy to provide you with references.
  • Audio output, like video output, is just a stream of data from a sensor—in this case a microphone. Sound can be a meaningful component of remote monitoring: Is a pump cycling correctly? Event Velocity routes, alerts, and stores audio and can correlate it with other IIoT sensors.
  • Event Velocity routes, transmits, alerts, and (in a coming release) will record audio.
  • Pixel Velocity® has developed proprietary algorithms that, coupled with the appropriate optical gas imaging camera, can identify 20 different gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • Hydrocarbon gas leaks can be remotely detected in real time and alerted, so that an operator can decide appropriate next steps.
  • No, Event Velocity can work over even older 3G networks—whether you have Wi-Fi, fiberoptics, cellular, or satellite links.
  • Remember, we are engineered for the edge.
  • Pixel is part of Dell’s IoT Connected Bundles program.
  • We have worked with Dell to create affordable, reliable, standard configurations for remote and hazardous locations.

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