Intelligent video is the term used to describe data processing systems that extract information from a video stream It is the video camera sensors, coupled with the intelligence of the Searidge IntelliDAR™ platform that produces a robust system to assist in airport surface management operations.
IntelliDAR™ is camera agnostic and is able to work with a variety of camera makes and models. The platform features high performance, day and night cameras for 24x7 monitoring over an IP network. Searidge understands that it is critical that controllers are able to monitor airport ground traffic in low-visibility and during adverse weather conditions. Therefore when requirements dictate, thermal imaging is coupled with daylight/low-light video sensors to detect and track targets on the airport surface in all weather conditions.
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Intelligent video systems can also leverage thermal imaging technology to see farther and recognize targets in more detail in low-visibility conditions. The thermal sensor is able to form images using infrared radiation (similar to how visible cameras form images with light) allowing the sensor to often see where a visible camera cannot. Aircraft, vehicles and people appear as high-contrast targets against the background thus giving the system the ability to capture images even in fog, dust, smoke and adverse weather. This greatly enhances the traffic information provide to the air traffic control tower and user, empowering them to make timely traffic management decisions with a higher degree of confidence.