Apprion Extends ION Video Application With WiMAX
October 31, 2011 – Apprion announced enhancements to its ION WiMAX intelligent video surveillance system in manufacturing and industrial facilities that remotely monitors and analyzes safety, security, compliance and operational conditions. ION WiMAX Video now utilizes a wider bandwidth capability with 45 Mbps of throughput and up to 65,000 Packets per Second (PPS), avoids the crowded 802.11 air space by utilizing the licensed 3.65 GHz frequency, and seamlessly integrates with Apprion’s ION System to manage, monitor, view, alert and record video no matter the backhaul link. The ION WiMAX Video application is built on an open and extensible platform that can integrate with most any IP-enabled camera and wireless technology, including Motorola Solutions, which is the initial subscriber being utilized on the enhanced system.
These "virtual eyes" now have a wider, sharper, longer and smarter focus to more cost-effectively help users to reduce hazards and accidents, improve safety, security and productivity as well as minimize the time and cost of corrective remedial actions.
This fourth-generation of the ION Video system allows operators in the safety of remote control rooms to survey all facility conditions either continuously or when triggered by key events or motion with greater video clarity, and across longer distances (up to 40 kilometers) by utilizing wider bandwidth. These and other improvements provide better real-time performance as well as diagnosis, indexing and archiving capabilities to quickly pinpoint or reconstruct past events from multiple camera angles.
As just one example, if sensors detect that the level of a toxic chemical exceeds a set level in a tank, an alert is activated. Remote personnel receive the alert, can zoom into a nearby control room to observe, understand and respond to the alert via video without sending personnel into a potentially hazardous situation.
All video activity from various cameras linked to the ION System can be indexed and readily available instantly. Operators evaluate images and intelligence from the video application and from other applications on their web-based dashboards to monitor environmental conditions, track assets or VoIP audio communications.
Optimized Archiving enables security professionals to rapidly search for past incidents and reconstruct them for analysis. The system also can detect when there are attempts to tamper with the camera, count objects of interest moving in and out of video streams or zones within streams, capture faces within a video stream and send automated alerts of suspicious situations.
Because ION WiMAX Video integrates with Apprion’s ION System, its real-time capabilities can be combined with other ION applications such as ION Location and ION Communications to create customized, operational dashboards for each individual’s role in the facility.
"The introduction of ION WiMAX Video shows that we continue to invent, innovate and enhance our growing portfolio of wireless applications that improve the safety, security and operational efficiency of industrial environments in the manufacturing industry," said Warren Smith, VP of Products at Apprion. "Facilities in the process manufacturing sector continue to age at the same time that regulatory mandates increase and operations become more technologically complex. As a result, it’s imperative for these industries to cost-effectively minimize risk and maximize productivity with the latest and best industrial solutions."
Apprion delivers industrial wireless application systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, reduce maintenance or material costs, or improve productivity or asset utilization, a wireless application system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently.
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