M3S - MultiMedia Monitoring and Surveillance
Developed for Polixel S.A (June 1999 - October 2000)
Provide software and hardware tools for remote:
The system has an opened architecture. It is based on two basic system modules:
From the network point of view, the system has the client-server architecture. It is based on TCP/IP and UDP data transmission protocols. The multimedia concentrator is a server of digital signal streams which are requested by operator programs which are clients in this system (see figure below).
Family of products offered for M3S
The M3S system can be built from independent hardware and software components. They are defined to meet users needs and desired costs. The products are categorized by the features of the video sensing and video recording subsystems. The hardware requirements on the CPU, RAM, graphics and disc capacity are easily met by currently sold low-cost computers.
Video recording subsystem:
Video subsystem at the operator:
Alarm signaling subsystem
Graphical User Interface
For the user/operator, the only entry to the M3S is provided by the operator interface program. It presents to the operator a collection of hierarchically structured region, terrain, and building maps (see left top window in the figure below).
By mouse clicks, he/she can easily navigate from one site to another site reaching to icons representing signal capturing devices, such as cameras, microphones, and alarm devices.
Location searching can be accelerated if the operator clicks on tree representation of maps. The representation is organized in a similar manner to the computer file catalogues in Windows system (see top right window).
The lower frame of the right top window above includes the system log.