Ipsotek’s innovative Tag and Track (TNT) technology was selected as the winner of the UK finals of the 2011 Global Security Challenge from a record number of entries. Tag and Track will now take part at the Global Security Challenge worldwide finals at PitchLive in October 2011.
The Global Security Challenge aims to identify new technologies and top innovations within the security sector from start-ups and SME’s that make airports, cities and enterprises safer. Selected finalists gain from exposure to many of the world’s most promising technology entrepreneurs as well as battling for 500k of prize money and a range of private and public sector investment deals. The GSC is supported by BAE Systems, TSWG and many others.
Tag and Track (TNT) is a real-time multi-camera tracking technology designed for large video surveillance networks. TNT uses video content analysis (VCA) and pattern recognition technologies to continuously trace the path all people and vehicles take throughout the surveillance network. The main innovation of TNT is that it allows the real-time identification of suspects’ current location which is updated as TNT automatically follows suspects from camera to camera. This is particularly powerful where multiple suspects need to be tracked simultaneously. For forensic investigations, TNT will instantly generate a representation of all suspects journeys including video clips of any instances they appeared within a camera view. This is possible as searches for object tracks are performed on information generated from processed video (metadata) which avoids the time consuming task of revisiting hours of video following a serious incident.
Commenting on the selection of Ipsotek for the final, Dr. Boghos Boghossian, Chief Technology Officer of Ipsotek said: ”This recognition for Tag and Track follows our success in the UK Home Office’s INSTINCT competition earlier in this year. We are proud of this further endorsement of a technology we believe will revolutionise the way visual surveillance is used to both improve security and identify new threats to our society.”