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AIT participation 2014

Security is a trade fair at the top international level in the field of security and fire protection technology. It shapes the industry as a driver of innovation, meeting place for experts and hub for excellent business around the globe. Innovations and numerous product premieres are the focus of the fair.

In 2014, AIT experts from the Intelligent Camera Networks research group presented innovations for the protection of highly frequented infrastructures. The focus was on a system for automated border control that is being developed as part of the EU security research project "FastPass" coordinated by AIT. The four-year EU project will develop a prototype that can be used for all types of border crossing points - air, land, water. In addition, the AIT experts are working on a technology in the parallel EU project "MobilePass" which is intended to enable smartphone-capable border clearance in the future.

Further highlights from research & development presented at the AIT stand (see also video above):


 Queue Length Detection (Automatic management of queues):

With the help of 3D Stereo Vision technology developed at AIT, it is possible to record the number of people in a crowd in real time. In this way, the length of a waiting queue is automatically recognised. The advantage of AIT technology is that the system no longer needs to rely on overhead cameras, so that large spatial sections can be monitored with a single system.

Left Luggage Detection (Detection of objects left behind):

Left Luggage Detection is an intelligent video analysis feature for real-time alerting of suspicious baggage in monitored indoor areas. High reliability is achieved by combining depth and image information.

Indoor Localization (Bildbasierte Lokalisierung in Innenräumen):

A novel image processing technology has been developed at AIT, which enables indoor navigation on a purely visual basis and completely independent of third party technologies such as GPS. It also allows surveillance cameras or mobile phones to be located in buildings in real time.

People counting and tracking:

This technology has been specially developed for high-precision counting applications such as counting passengers or customers in shopping centres, and for measuring visitor flows as a building management application.

Content filter and search:

The content offered on the Internet contains enormous amounts of image and video data. Internet providers and public authorities try to fulfil their social responsibility by filtering and blocking critical image content (e.g. right-wing extremist propaganda). The AIT has developed an automatic recognition system that uses a meaningful visual model when analysing image data, thus allowing reliable filtering and precise search results.

Forensic search in video archives:

Public institutions such as infrastructure managers or even the executive branch are increasingly confronted with search tasks based on visual description - and are overtaxed. At AIT, interactive tools are being developed to enable automated searches in large video archives using multidimensional attributes. With the help of these tools, specific video objects (such as a person or a vehicle) can be found easily and quickly in huge data sets.