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Canon with video analytics company Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) are partnering on the first AI-powered cloud-based video analytics service in Singapore. In use are Canon’s network visual products, and innoVi, Agent Vi’s AI-powered video analytics Software as a Service (SaaS) used on a user’s existing surveillance cameras. The service is offered on a monthly subscription basis, saving customers upfront capital costs or having to purchase dedicated equipment, the firms say.
innoVi say its developers is centrally-managed video analytics powered by ‘Deep Learning’. Its algorithms continuously learn how to categorise objects, to distinguish between people, vehicles and static objects. innoVi is able to turn any ONVIF or RTSP fixed IP camera into what the companies term an intelligent video device.
Being fully automated, the solution minimises the need for 24-hour monitoring, the firms add, for use in hotels, condominiums and healthcare.
Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore said: “We are always looking for ways to help our customers improve and streamline their processes, and are delighted that this partnership with Agent Vi enables us to be the first to introduce cloud-based video analytics to Singapore. Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative encourages businesses to harness the power of AI, data analytics and cloud computing as transformative business tools, and this offering cements our commitment to helping companies as they move forward in these areas.”
And Itsik Kattan, CEO of Agent Vi, said: “The strategic partnership with Canon Singapore will allow Canon’s customers to effortlessly benefit from a centrally hosted video analytics SaaS solution, to enhance their security, safety and operational needs, with no upfront capital costs.”