Ikea: Analyzing its customers with TrueView People Counter™solution

Metalook & trademark yellow and blue works for quite a year for the deployment of the solution TrueView People Counter™.
The technical challenge relates to the fact that the flows are important and that the counting zones are wide and varied. The involvement of technical teams made ​​the project performance and simplicity of human relationships makes the deployment very enjoyable.

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TrueView Heatmap ® 2.0

TrueView Heatmap® 2.0 gives you a tool to measure, monitor and react on activities in stores, offices or other in-door environments. The new version is equipped with functionality for to converting activity measures to graphs, making it possible to follow up and analyze data conveniently and precisely. It is also possible to define thresholds related to the amount of activity in an area to send and to send an alarm if reached. Up to three different areas can be defined and monitored at the same time.

One use case for the new version would be to monitor queue length and send an alarm if the queue is too long. Another use case would be to compare the activity in different areas of for example a store over time.

It should be noted that a camera overlooking the store can be used for both surveillance and Heatmap analysis at the same time, thereby reducing hardware cost for the application.

TrueView Heatmap® provides an easy-to-use tool that allows for a scientific approach to evaluate store design changes. The product can help you pinpoint problem areas, find the best merchandising spots for product campaigns, set shelf rent based on traffic patterns inside store, and more.

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Release – TrueView People counter 2.1

Cognimatics today announces the release of TrueView People Counter™ 2.1. The new version features many improvements over earlier versions and strengthens its position as the leading product for people counting.

Benefits from version 2.1

  • Improved counting accuracy.
  • Improved stability against strong shadows and light.
  • SNMP support: Automatic alarms for easier maintenance.
  • Manual calibration support: Improved fine tuning support.
  • All AXIS ACAP cameras supported through manual or automatic calibration.
  • New XML data format supported.

Description

TrueView People Counter™ is the leading product for foot traffic. It is built on the most advanced algorithms for intelligent video available in the world. TrueView People Counter™ runs fully embedded in standard ceiling mounted network cameras and automatically counts in real time the number of people passing under the camera and in which direction.

TrueView People Counter™ offers a unique, cost efficient, scalable, and easy-to-install solution, that is 100 % IP based and built on standard off-the-shelf hardware. Using world leading embedded video processing software, all counting is done locally on the cameras dramatically reducing Ethernet bandwidth requirements and increasing system reliability.

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TrueView People Counter for ACAP

Cognimatics today announces the release of TrueView People Counter™ for three new Axis camera models. The new models are all based on Axis’ camera application platform (ACAP). On ACAP, TrueView People Counter™ installs as a software module, instead of as a firmware, simplifying installation and maintenance.

TrueView People Counter™ is the leading product for foot traffic. It is built on the most advanced algorithms for intelligent video available in the world. TrueView People Counter™ runs fully embedded in standard ceiling mounted network cameras and automatically counts in real time the number of people passing under the camera and in which direction.

TrueView People Counter™ offers a unique, cost efficient, scalable, and easy-to-install solution, that is 100 % IP based and built on standard off-the-shelf hardware. Using world leading embedded video processing software, all counting is done locally on the cameras dramatically reducing Ethernet bandwidth requirements and increasing system reliability.

  • Supported ACAP camera models:
  • Fully embedded software for standard network camera.
  • 100 % IP – cost efficient, scalable and maintainable.
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Quebec City at the Bordeaux Wine festival

Quebec City was the guest of honour at the Bordeaux Wine festival that ran from June 24 to 27, 2010.

Click here to see the program.

As such, a dedicated pavilion was hosting different activities. Metalook was challenged to set up a system for counting visitors over the 4 days of the festival. The entrance was about 131 feet wide.

The retained solution featured four cameras and a private access to statistics on a remote server.

The challenge was two-fold:

  • In such pavilions the entry zone is not clearly delimited; people may remain in the areas of counting;
  • The pavilion was opened from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. over the 4 days of  the festival; thus, the lighting conditions were very different between day and night.

Post analysis of the results revealed the system was more than 95% accurate !

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