Athens International Airport Utilizes ObjectVideo Analytics for Business Intelligence and Operations Management
Epikinonia Ltd. incorporates key OV functions into its solution, allowing airport management greater control of security, retail and gate operations
RESTON, Va. and ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectVideo®, Inc. announced today that its solution partner Epikinonia Ltd. – Greece has implemented a full video infrastructure solution at Athens International Airport (AIA.) This video analytics-enabled solution is part of AIA's Video Content Analytics (VCA) project and it is the first one of its size implemented in Greece.
With a goal to improve overall passenger experience, the AIA system employs ObjectVideo's Event Counting Suite™ for providing curbside dwell time of arriving vehicles, queue length in screening areas, dynamic waiting time and people counting in open space commercial and retail areas. AIA's Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit (IT&T) is now using real-time analytics data from the OV® Event Counting Suite for decision-making and operational business intelligence, e.g. time-to-gate and other applications to improve the passenger experience and increase revenue from retail.
"Athens International Airport benefits from a reliable video infrastructure solution to accurately estimate, in real-time, the number of people and vehicles in certain areas in order to provide a relaxed shopping and travelling experience for airport passengers and visitors," said Athens International Airport management.
"We are pleased with the accuracy that we achieved using OV technology, with our major success being in the high accuracy that we got from the queue length dynamic time. At this moment, this seems to be most unique way – worldwide – to provide queue waiting time calculation," said Tasos Moutzouris, general manager of Epikinonia Ltd.
"Given ObjectVideo's strong experience in airport environments, we are pleased to be a part of this innovative solution at AIA," said Warren Brown, president of ObjectVideo. "Epikinonia has done an excellent job taking VCA beyond security and designing a solution that helps increase revenue and profitability by improving the effectiveness of AIA operations."
About Epikinonia, Ltd., Greece
Epikinonia Ltd., is a well-known IT project designer, specializing in complex IT and VCA projects. In AIA's VCA project, a distributed architecture of cameras with OV Ready-based encoders is used. This kind of architecture gives the capability to AIA's IT&T administrators to expand the VCA infrastructure according to their needs in the future by only adding additional OV Ready encoders. A dynamic reporting tool designed by Epikinonia gives the appropriate results for every selected area.
About ObjectVideo, Inc.
ObjectVideo is a leading innovator in intelligent video software, utilized by organizations worldwide to enhance security, streamline operations and provide business intelligence. ObjectVideo's patented technology can be effectively deployed anywhere within a video system and is available to market through leading providers as a high-value component of the surveillance solution. To stay up-to-date on ObjectVideo news, visit www.objectvideo.com.
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