Technical support for APTA and the US DHS for CCTV and Video Analytics Standards development
Digital Grape Business Services has provided technical support in the development of new CCTV standards for transit-based applications in North America and more recently in the Uk and Europe.
The project has involved the company in working with various branches of the US law enforcement and transportation sections as well as liaison with UK, European Canadian and Australian agencies in the development of these new standards.
Standards are essential to enable baseline quality and usage requirements to be met and the CCTV industry has many levels of technology that can be used in transit applications. The project, which is ongoing, has enabled Digital Grape Business Services to evaluate available technology for use in transit applications, and with the help of at least 25 other organisations develop a new 'CCTV Standards' document for transit applications that is now in use in a number of countries as the baseline requirements for CCTv systems.
The work is now extending into the area of advanced IP technology and Video Content Analytics (VCA), also known as Intelligent Video.
With VCA, tasks are now underway to evaluate the use cases for Intelligent Video in transit applications, including its applicability, reliability and benefits.
All of these aspects of the new standards are being coordinated by Digital Grape Business Services CEO, Dave Gorshkov who has been recently appointed as chairman of the prestigious APTA Communications Sub Committee that has the brief of developing technical standards for the American Public Transport Industry.