Canon Expands its Video Surveillance Offerings with Facial Recognition Video Content Analysis Plug-ins
    Developed to work seamlessly with Milestone Systems’ video management software, the plug-ins enable efficiency and data protection in systems with multiple network cameras

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    Facial Recognition Application detects a person up to 10 metres away with 15 pixels eye width, even with a face mask or sunglasses on

    SINGAPORE, 4 December 2020 — Canon today announced a new addition to its video content analysis plug-ins, the Facial Recognition Application for Milestone Systems’1 XProtect® video management software2 (VMS). This application detects a person up to 10 metres away with 15 pixels eye width, even with a face mask or sunglasses on. This is alongside Crowd People Counter, People Counter, Passer-by Counter and Moving Object Mask plug-ins. Designed to work with any network cameras running on Milestone Systems’ open platform VMS, the plug-ins offer greater video-analysis efficiency alongside personal data protection.

    “The new normal has changed the video surveillance market significantly, and we are ever ready to meet the evolving needs of our customers, with innovative technology for new environment,” said Mr. Koji Okamoto, Director, Regional Business Solutions, Canon Singapore.  “We are confident that our partnership with Milestone Systems, the industry leader in open platform video management software and a part of Canon Group, will boost our analytics capabilities in the network video surveillance sector.”

    Canon’s video content analysis plug-ins works on Milestone Systems’ open platform VMS, and facilitate practical applications in the field of marketing on top of safety and security aspects. Leveraging on the valuable video data, users can better understand foot traffic patterns, empower in-store marketing, measure sales conversion and manage queues effectively.  

    The range of plug-ins provide users with various detection functions that support intelligent video content analysis, such as detecting people with face masks or sunglasses from afar, counting the number of people, mapping and displaying areas of congestion, determining crowds within a designated area as well as visualising foot traffic flows. The Facial Recognition Application for Milestone XProtect® VMS runs live streaming of face registration and profile match via watchlist threshold effortlessly.

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    Crowd People Counter counts more than 80,000 people using 4K resolution in a single frame

    Crowd People Counter plug-in for Milestone Systems’ XProtect® VMS counts more than 80,000 people using 4K resolution in a single frame and allows selection of up to four polygonal areas of interest for live-counting within the same frame. With the aggregated count, the software then tabulates the crowd data in a live graph view for easy analysis, helping users to make informed decisions while improving response time.  

    People Counter plug-in for Milestone Systems’ XProtect® VMS automatically tabulates up to 1,500 people on full HD live stream and when combined with Passer-by Counter plug-in, users can predetermine a passing line in the video frame and allow the software to count people crossing the defined line in any direction. The automated counting reduces the amount of time required to collect data and enhances video-analysis efficiency significantly.

    Moving Object Mask plug-in for Milestone Systems’ XProtect® VMS replaces moving objects captured on live or recorded videos with silhouettes, offering privacy-sensitive monitoring and absolute personal data protection. Users can simply login via the Milestone Systems’ XProtect® Smart Client or Mobile Access to view all of the live analytics.

    Availability
    The Facial Recognition Application, Crowd People Counter, People Counter, Passer-by Counter and Moving Object Mask plug-ins for Milestone Systems’  XProtect® VMS are currently available.


    About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

    More information is available at https://asia.canon.


    1 Milestone Systems, headquartered in Denmark, is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. Since 2014, Milestone Systems has joined the Canon Group and operates as a stand-alone company.
    2 The Canon VCA plug-in was developed using the XProtect Software Development Kit (SDK) offered by Milestone Systems.