Observer One

The Observer One is an easy-to-install yet reliable solution to accurately count people indoors in areas not affected by direct sunlight. The system easily overcomes the inherent limitations of today’s people counter solutions operating with normal or stereo-cameras.

The advantage of using sensors that use 3D point-cloud data is the absence of any and all privacy concerns: No data can be acquired that would allow the identification of individuals. Additionally, the active nature of the system makes it independent from ambient light to work properly, permitting it to work equally well in complete darkness.

Each counter acquires 3D point-cloud information from the built-in sensor. Any number of counting lines or polygons can be defined. Counting information is stored in the built-in or an external database. In addition, count values are transmitted to a UDP server and to the ADEC Cloud, allowing access to current and historic values through any web-browser. The counters report automatically to the commissioning tool for calibration and configuration of count lines, which is done using a Windows-based software tool. 

The sensor is mounted at 3 – 4.5 m (10-15 ft.) above the floor. Standard 802.3af PoE restrictions apply, in particular the maximum Ethernet cable length to the PoE switch or power injector must not exceed 100m (330 ft.). The field of view is 58x45º.

  • Privacy-protection

    3D point-cloud sensors eliminate need for video-based surveillance and camera-based image acquisition & analysis. Privacy is protected by the very nature of the technology!!

  • Accurate Counting of People Indoors

    Typical counting accuracy 99%, 96% in difficult environment (i.e. multiple people in f.o.v. walking in opposing direction, partial coverage etc.). Accuracy is less when the foot-traffic is shoulder-to-shoulder.

  • Works in complete darkness

    Does not require ambient light, works in emergency situations and complete darkness as well as in normal ambient light indoors

  • PoE 802.11af compliant

    The device complies with the 802.11af standard, making it easy to wire it using a single network cable carrying both data and power

  • Auto-configuration

    Configuration software automatically discovers counters and facilitates guided configuration of unlimited counting polygons and counting lines

  • Time/Location Data Output

    Counts extracted from tracking information

  • Measurement of Aerial Count and Dwell Time

    Measures number of people in polygon-shaped area. Measures time each person spent in a freely definable detection zone

  • Create larger detection zones

    ... by freely adding Observer units to increase the field of view

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Description

Observer One

11550

PoE-powered, all-in-one People Counter

The people-counter system has been developed with typical counting applications in mind:

  • Visitor counting
  • Entrance / exit count

In addition to common applications, the system’s design supports more advanced people tracking applications when using multiple counters linked together:

  • Entry / exit count on arbitrarily large pathways
  • Data to provide geo-location / GPS services indoors
  • Tracking of people movement over arbitrarily large area
  • Counting of people in polygon-shaped stitch-together areas

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Description

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Order-No.

 

802.3af (PoE) Power injector

PT-POEI

11600

    

8-port PoE Switch

PT-SW-P

11606

NTP/DHCP/DNS server

PT-NTP

11610

Ethernet Cable
1 m (3.3 ft.)

PT-EX1

66210







   

Ethernet Cable
2 m (6.6 ft.)

PT-EX2

66211

Ethernet Cable
5 m (16 ft.)

PT-EX5

66212

Ethernet Cable
10 m (33 ft.)

PT-EX10

66213

Ethernet Cable
20 m (66 ft.)

PT-EX20

66214

Ethernet Cable
50 m (164 ft.)

PT-EX50

66214

Ethernet Cable
90 m (295 ft.)

PT-EX90

66216

 

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