| Matrox Design Assistant 5 is the latest evolution of the flowchart-based integrated development environment (IDE) for machine vision. It lets users easily create an application flowchart as well as the HMI, thus taking projects from concept to completion in record time, with less effort, greater confidence, and without the need for conventional programming.Matrox Iris GTR measures just 75mm x 75mm x 54mm, allowing it to fit into tight spaces. It uses On Semiconductor® PYTHON CMOS image sensors and an Intel® Celeron® dual-core embedded processor that allows it to inspect faster moving lines or perform more inspections in an allotted time. Its IP67-rated housing and M12 connectors make Iris GTR dust-proof, immersion-resistant, extremely rugged, and right at home in dirty industrial environments. MATROX IrisGTR bundled-DA5
“Matrox Design Assistant 5 vision software is the ideal vision software for users of all skill levels based on proven technology currently in-place in factory automation applications across a wide range of industries,” said Fabio Perelli, product manager, Matrox Imaging. “System integrators, machine builders, and line integrators will appreciate the Iris GTR integrated with Design Assistant 5, allowing them to use the tools they need to tackle demanding vision projects faster than ever, easier than ever, and within tight budgets.”
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All cameras can record evidence, but what body camera records the Officers point of view and improves officer safety while de-escalating confrontational situations? At Reveal, we build solutions that are both innovative and proven effective in the field. The Reveal body camera was designed with feedback from law enforcement worldwide, which resulted in a front facing screen and articulating camera head.
The public is able to clearly see themselves on the screen, adding transparency to the situation. Our customers have told us that having the front facing screen brings a new dynamic to the interaction between the public and law enforcement. No other body worn solution is as proven to increase officer safety. The Reveal body camera is also flexible – the screen and LEDs can be turned off for those situations requiring no illumination capability.
No other professional, evidentiary quality body worn camera solution provides the flexibility and versatility as Reveal’s body camera solutions. Don’t get trapped in expensive contracts…our DEMS evidence management system supports multiple storage options and locations including on premise, cloud and hybrid. Each camera is licensed so no additional fees are required for additional non camera users such as evidence clerks and District Attorney’s. If your department needs cloud storage, DEMS can use popular choices of Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud, Amazon’s AWS, and others too.
Comprehensive, but easy to use….
Reveal’s DEMS (Digital Evidence Management System) is built upon a decade of expertise providing complex body worn camera solutions to agencies across the world. We learned quickly from our customers to make our software flexible enough to keep up with ever-changing laws, policies, and IT environments. We believe that your policies should dictate how your technology works, not the other way around.
We would welcome the opportunity to assist your department with a body camera solution.
This news piece is found on the NBC Bay Area Website
Police officers in several Bay Area cities are starting to get used to the newest piece of equipment in their arsenal: a Reveal body-worn camera. But the devices being used by cops in one East Bay city are sporting a unique feature.
San Ramon became the first city in California to purchase a body-worn video system equipped with an outward-facing playback display that shows what is being recorded.
San Ramon officers are already being trained on how to use the camera.
“I think it keeps everybody accountable,” motorcycle Officer Bill Doherty said.
Doherty got to test the device during a recent traffic stop, informing the driver that he activated the camera when he made the stop. The driver is able to watch the video as it records.
The cameras already are popular with European law enforcement agencies.
At the end of a shift, Doherty and other officers place their cameras in a smart dock, and the video is uploaded to a cloud-based server, where it will stay for a year – or indefinitely if the video is used as evidence.
“From that point, everything is managed through an evidence management software,” Lt. Denton Carlson said.
Carlson said the department felt these type of cameras offer more transparency. As for those concerned about privacy, Carlson said there is a legal standard for public places.
“If you’re in a public place, you’re freely able to record what’s going on in that place,” he said.
The city bought 40 cameras to be distributed to officers over the next few months.
A BBC news report published this morning shared findings from a study on BWV conducted by the Cambridge University. It found that complaints by members of the public against officers fell by 93% over 12 months compared with the year before. Police Body Cameras
Reveal participated in a BBC news discussion with journalist Victoria Derbyshire around the positive impact of BWV – watch it here.
Almost 2,000 officers across four UK forces and two US police departments were monitored for the project.
Dr Barak Ariel, who led the research, said no other policing measure had led to such “radical” changes.
The experiment involved police from Northern Ireland, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, and Cambridgeshire, as well as the Rialto and Ventura police departments in California, working for a total of almost 1.5 million hours.
The findings, published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behaviour, showed there were 113 complaints made against officers during the year trial period, compared with 1,539 in the 12 months before – a reduction of 93%.
Dr Ariel, who is based at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, said: “I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of policing that dramatically changed the way that officers behave, the way that suspects behave, and the way they interact with each other.”
He said the results indicated both police and the public were adjusting their behaviour.
“Once [the public] are aware they are being recorded, once they know that everything they do is caught on tape, they will undoubtedly change their behaviour because they don’t want to get into trouble. Individual officers become more accountable, and modify their behaviour accordingly, while the more disingenuous complaints from the public fall by the wayside once footage is likely to reveal them as frivolous.”
Find out more about the Reveal cameras demonstrated on the programme here
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04-10-2016 BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence” Barak Ariel BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as a technological ‘fix’ for what some see as a crisis of police legitimacy. BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
Now, new results from one of the largest randomised-controlled experiments in the history of criminal justice research, led by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology, show that the use by officers of body-worn cameras is associated with a startling 93% reduction in citizen complaints against police.
Researchers say this may be down to wearable cameras modifying behaviour through an ‘observer effect’: the awareness that encounters are recorded improves both suspect demeanour and police procedural compliance. Essentially, the “digital witness” of the camera encourages cooler heads to prevail.
Reveal body cameras feature prominent front-facing screens that allow people to see themselves onscreen as they are being filmed. This provides a visible demonstration that their actions are being recorded, as well as a cognitive acknowledgement, which enhances the effect of behaviour alteration.
The experiment took place across seven sites during 2014 and early 2015, including police from areas such as the UK Midlands and the Californian coast, and encompassing 1,429,868 officer hours across 4,264 shifts in jurisdictions that cover a total population of two million citizens. The findings are published today in the journal Criminal Justice and Behaviour.
The researchers write that, if levels of complaints offer at least some guide to standards of police conduct – and misconduct – these findings suggest that use of body-worn cameras are a “profound sea change in modern policing”.
“Cooling down potentially volatile police-public interactions to the point where official grievances against the police have virtually vanished may well lead to the conclusion that the use of body-worn cameras represents a turning point in policing,” said Cambridge criminologist and lead author Dr Barak Ariel.
“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence.”
“Individual officers become more accountable, and modify their behaviour accordingly, while the more disingenuous complaints from the public fall by the wayside once footage is likely to reveal them as frivolous.
“The cameras create an equilibrium between the account of the officer and the account of the suspect about the same event – increasing accountability on both sides.”
Ariel worked with colleagues from RAND Europe and six different police forces: West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, West Yorkshire, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and Rialto and Ventura in California, to conduct the vast experiment.
Each trial was managed by a local point of contact, either an officer or civilian staff member – all graduates of the Cambridge University Police Executive Programme.
Every week for a year, the researchers randomly assigned each officer shift as either with cameras (treatment) or without (control), with all officers experiencing both conditions.
Across all seven trial sites during the 12 months preceding the study, a total of 1,539 complaints were lodged against police, amounting to 1.2 complaints per officer. By the end of the experiment, complaints had dropped to 113 for the year across all sites – just 0.08 complaints per officer – marking a total reduction of 93%.
Surprisingly, the difference between the treatment and control groups once the experiment began was not statistically significant; nor was the variations between the different sites.
Yet the before/after difference caused by the overall experimental conditions across all forces was enormous. While only around half the officers were wearing cameras at any one time, complaints against police right across all shifts in all participating forces almost disappeared.
Researchers say this may be an example of “contagious accountability”: with large scale behavioural change – in officers but also perhaps in the public – seeping into almost all interactions, even during camera-less control shifts, once the experiment had introduced camera protocols to participating forces.
“It may be that, by repeated exposure to the surveillance of the cameras, officers changed their reactive behaviour on the streets – changes that proved more effective and so stuck,” said co-author Dr Alex Sutherland of RAND Europe.
“With a complaints reduction of nearly 100% across the board, we find it difficult to consider alternatives to be honest,” he said.
Critically, researchers say these behaviour changes rely on cameras recording entire encounters, and officers issuing an early warning that the camera is on – reminding all parties that the ‘digital witness’ is in play right from the start, and triggering the observer effect.
In fact, results from the same experiment, published earlier this year, suggest that police use-of-force and assaults on officers actually increase if a camera is switched on in the middle of an interaction, as this can be taken as an escalation of the situation by both officer and suspect.
“The jolt of issuing a verbal reminder of filming at the start of an encounter nudges everyone to think about their actions more consciously. This might mean that officers begin encounters with more awareness of rules of conduct, and members of the public are less inclined to respond aggressively,” explained Ariel.
“We suspect that this is the ‘treatment’ that body-worn cameras provide, and the mechanism behind the dramatic reduction in complaints against police we have observed in our research.”
BODY-WORN CAMERAS SEES COMPLAINTS
Integrys is pleased to announce the release in Canada of the “King Cobra” S2U, a major breakthrough in server technology from General Micro Systems (GMS). It is the smallest, fastest server on the market, with more I/O performance and storage functionality than any other server. It replaces several 1U/2U servers, switches/routers, RAID controllers, and Auxiliary Power Units (APU) with a single 2U, 17-inch deep rack mountable (or freestanding) enclosure.
The King Cobra provides the highest SWaP efficiency in the server market while providing 100% LRU capability for minimum downtime. The S2U is targeted for applications where ruggedness, size, power, and serviceability are key factors. Only 2U high, the S2U replaces at least four other 2U servers if you count processor power, Ethernet ports, I/O adaptation, and power supplies.
- Supports Dual Xeon® E5 processors, 20-port managed switch, 48TB RAID storage and Quad NVIDIA® GPU
- Fully scalable server utilizing standard OpenVPX and PCIe modules
- Supports two 6U VPX, modules, three 3U VPX modules and four full-length/height PCIe modules
- Supports twelve 2.5” removable storage devices such as x4-PCIe Enterprise SSD and SAS/SATA drives
- Supports removable UPS for orderly shut down and power transits (omit PCIe Card cage)
- Dual removable fan trays with twelve Smart fans for quiet, efficient, redundant cooling
- Triple redundant, hot swappable 3U VPX AC/DC Power Supplies for N+1 Power
- Ultra-low SWaP, only 17” x17” x 3.25” @ 30 lb. and as low as 300W
- Fully compliant to MIL-STD 810G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-S-901D, DO-160D, MIL-STD-461E and IP65
Contact Integrys at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-509-8455 to learn more about GMS products.
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference
August 14-17 – Ottawa, ON Canada – The Shaw Centre
Ontario Association Chiefs of Police B2B Trade Show
September 21 – Vaughan, ON Canada – Hilton Garden Inn
Missassauga, Ontario, – Integrys looks forward to welcoming attendees at the upcoming Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police B2B Trade Show. These exciting events are a chance for Integrys to showcase the latest industry innovations.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) presents the 111th Annual Conference “Public Safety in a Digital Age: Real Victims — Real Crime,” taking place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, August 14-17, 2016. Discussions will encompass the growing significance of technology as an evolving threat to public safety. The conference will also include a town hall, where participants will have the opportunity to identify solutions that can positively affect police service professionals and first responders. With a balance of social and educational activities, the annual CACP conference is a must-attend event. Click to register or complete the printable registration form.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police B2B Trade Show (OACP) will be held on September 21, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan, ON. The event connects buyers and top-tier suppliers who service police agencies in Ontario. The OACP Trade Show will feature products geared towards helping police service professionals and first responders remain equipped with the best technology available. Click to learn more.
Integrys is proud to participate in and exhibit at both of these events. This year we will be showcasing Reveal Media high-definition body-worn video and mobile license plate recognition systems. These award-winning secure body-worn video systems record what happens on the front line and provide support, reassurance, and confidence for frontline officers.
We offer Automated License Plate Recognition (LPR/ANPR). License plates are read automatically and compared to known hotlists in the patrol vehicle, alerting officers faster.
Additionally, Capita will be there to showcase their Digital Evidence Management suite of products known globally as EvidenceWorks®. This built-for-policing digital platform is scalable to intake and store digital evidence from any source – CCTV, Body Worn Cameras, CSI imagery, public provided images, and video.
Rounding out our team of innovators will be RGB Spectrum. They will present their line of video wall processors and multi-viewers that display real-time, high-resolution images from multiple sources across video walls, projector screens, or a single monitor. RGB products are found in emergency operations centers, control rooms, simulation and training, video surveillance, and other collaborative work environments across the country.
CANSEC 2016, Canada’s Global Defence & Security Trade Show, was held in nation’s Capital May 25-26, and the Integrys team was there to take in all the action. Along with partners CohuHD, RGB Spectrum and General Micro Systems (GMS), Integrys showcased military video and computing technologies to many of Canada’s defence industry leaders.
CANSEC is Canada’s largest defence and security show, and was a great place to showcase new technologies such as CohuHD’s RISE 4360HD video positioner which can withstand hurricane force winds while capturing HD video.
The RGB Spectrum QuadViewUHD, a high performance Ultra High Definition Quad screen splitter capable of displaying up to four sources on a single display in any configuration, had attendees stopping and lingering at the Integrys booth.
Also generating lots of interest was GMS displayed Mil-Spec computers such as the new King Cobra S2U rack mount server. The king Cobra has unmatched performance, scalability and functionality in a 2U envelope. It is designed to replace as much as 8U worth of traditional Rack Mount computers and peripherals into a 2U space.
CANSEC 2017 planning is already underway, and the Integrys hopes to see familiar and new faces next year. To find out about CohuHD, RGB Spectrum or General Microsystems call or email the Integrys team today.
Tel: 1 888-509-8455
Manufacturing Automation Showcase in Windsor Ontario, June 3, 2016
As industry leaders, we at Integrys were excited to attend the Bi-Annual Radix Controls Open House last month. At the Open House, our exhibition was joined by partners Basler and Matrox Imaging, who showcased some of their latest innovative technologies.
The pulsed Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera from Basler is one piece of technology that we at Integrys are particularly proud to showcase. This award-winning device provides 2D and 3D images in one shot through leveraging the use of time light takes to travel to the object and back to the camera. Not only can ToF improve 3D shape and volume measurement applications by making them quicker and easier, the device can also work independent of ambient light, meaning that it can see in the dark.
The ToF is suitable for a variety of applications, such as:
- Logistics Automation
- Factory Automation and Robotics
- Autonomous Vehicles
At the Open House, we also promoted the latest in Smart Camera technology from Matrox Imaging including the Iris GTR. The Iris GTR is small enough to fit into cramped spaces and powerful enough to run vision jobs efficiently, while capturing images at high speed. It comes with a CMOS image sensor of choice to meet your specific requirements for scene coverage and detail, type of analysis and input. This device also features a compact IP67-rated design and robust M12 connectors, allowing it to operate in dirty, dusty, and wet conditions.
The Integrys seal of approval is your assurance of proven value. Contact us for more information about ToF and the Iris GTR.