Pelco and IBM doing some deep thinking on IVA

PELCO by Schneider Electric has announced a technology alliance with IBM to create what it calls ‘Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM’.

The collaboration seamlessly integrates IBM’s deep learning analytics into Pelco’s video management system (VMS), leveraging data from video footage to quickly identify and respond to potential risks or opportunities.

Analytics can quickly analyse huge volumes of archived video to identify people and objects of interest, dramatically decreasing the time needed for video forensic analyses. In addition, the solution identifies patterns of movement and behaviour that help cities and enterprises mitigate risk and lower operational costs through improved processes and better policy enforcement.

The alliance between Pelco and IBM will enable a new level of customization through end-to-end, code-level integration that includes hardware, VMS and analytics capabilities in one truly seamless solution. Pelco’s video management system user interface for analytics will be optimized, based upon the solution, to provide a superior user experience.

The new efficiencies offered through Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS and Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM will allow cities and other large commercial and public organizations to manage video from thousands of cameras, analyze patterns of movement and behavior, and make changes to processes and policies that can help mitigate or eliminate potential problems.

“Our strategic alliance with IBM builds on Pelco’s mission to leverage the full power of video to ensure video footage receives proper evaluation, attention, and action,” said Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO of Pelco by Schneider Electric.

“By fully integrating and leveraging IBM’s expertise in deep learning and powerful algorithms, we will create more efficient and safer business, school and city environments, with the ultimate goal of making the world a better place to work, live and learn.”

IBM agrees.

“This collaboration combines both IBM’s and Pelco’s knowledge and experience in verticals and enterprises to drive best practices and innovative, new solutions,” said Mark Gildersleeve, head of business solutions for Watson Content and IoT Platform, IBM. “Together, we aim to help cities and enterprises make smarter, safer decisions.”