Flir expands AID portfolio with TrafiBot HD
Eddy Vermeulen, product manager at Flir, with the TrafiBot HD Camera
In the camera world, HD imaging is increasingly becoming an established technology and this trend is now also continued in traffic monitoring and detection, as more and more traffic agencies are choosing HD cameras to control and secure their urban and highway traffic. In answer to this trend, Flir Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is unveiling here at Intertraffic an extension to its portfolio with a HD version of its Automatic Incident Detection (AID) cameras.
The TrafiBot HD from Flir is a high performance HD camera with integrated incident detection analytics, powerful video encoding and streaming. The company says it offers the sharpest and brightest HD images, even in low light conditions.
The original TrafiBot camera with D1 resolution (720 x 576) was launched in 2012, and as with that D1 version, the new TrafiBot HD camera fits into a wider trend of decentralisation, where intelligence is put on the edge of the network. This means that the network traffic is heavily reduced when the analytics are running on the edge. In fact, there is no traffic as long as nothing relevant happens.
Based on proven video analytics from Flir ITS, TrafiBot HD’s advanced processing unit generates traffic data and incident detection information, providing traffic operators with alerts on stopped vehicles, wrong way drivers, pedestrians, lost cargo, smoke, and traffic flow data.