The recordings are stored in the devices, and not transmitted live.Security personnel wearing video/audio devices will increasingly be a common sight.
That is about to change with Singapore-listco Miyoshi Limited's ground-breaking system.
It not only transmits recordings live but can also incorporate NEC's much-vaunted face-recognition capabilities.
Thus, security personnel on patrol or manning roadblocks, for example, can quickly receive alerts when their cameras transmit images which are recognised to be those of "persons of interest".
Mr. Michael Ng, VP of Miyoshi Optoelectronics (a subsidiary of Miyoshi Limited), say: “In this era of seamless transportation exploited by terrorists and criminals, our body-worn camera sharpens operational readiness in homeland security, border control and law enforcement, especially at times of heightened anti-terrorism needs."
Using AI for real-time matching
NEC’s NeoFace®, an artificial intelligence facial recognition engine boasting the world’s highest authentication accuracy, generates real-time alerts when matching faces against a watchlist of individuals, thereby quickly finding a match for a person of interest.”
The system "allows security officers on the ground instant analysis of what they see, enabling them to provide actionable intelligence to commanders," say Miyoshi and NEC in a joint press release.
Miyoshi Optoelectronics and NEC Asia Pacific have just signed a joint marketing agreement to market the system in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The system already has a pilot contract win from a Southeast Asian country’s homeland security agency which uses the integrated solution daily for border protection and search-and-rescue missions in its borders.
A key feature is Miyoshi's COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) wireless technology: "Miyoshi has one of the most reliable body-worn systems with the ability to transmit digital HD video on high uptime proprietary wireless encrypted channel," says CEO Andrew Sin.
"The digital wearable incorporates cutting-edge technology and is the best solution of this kind in the region," says Mr Sin.
With a line-of-sight range of about 2km and non-line-of-sight range of about 250 meters, the technology enables security personnel to transmit video live to a mobile command center for analysis using NEC's face-recognition technology.
To query larger databases, officers at the mobile centre can send the video feeds through the same COFDM transmission to a fixed command center with a line-of-sight distance of 15 km per relay hop.
Mr. Lim Kok Quee, MD and Deputy CEO (ASEAN Sub-Region) of NEC Asia Pacific, comments, “The integration of NEC’s cutting-edge facial recognition solution with Miyoshi’s SRS will be one of the most powerful and competitive public safety surveillance solutions in the market today for law enforcements and border security."
For more info, see press release.