SOURCE: Apprion


September 30, 2009 09:00 ET

Apprion Announces ION Video -- the Only Video Monitoring and Analysis System Designed to Address the Specific Needs of Process Manufacturing

Video Application Provides Real-Time Intelligent Video Analysis and Automated Monitoring Capabilities That Transform Plant Safety and Security

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Apprion, the leader in industrial wireless application networks, today announced ION Video. ION Video analyzes motion, tracks, counts, and identifies objects, and delivers video intelligence from live video streams by performing real-time video data mining. The ION Video system makes this intelligence actionable by issuing alerts to appropriate security, safety, and operational personnel, and archiving video for intelligent search, event correlation, and performance auditing. With ION Video, plants are equipped with an intelligent, secure, reliable, low-cost way to significantly increase security, safety and productivity.

Core features of ION Video include real-time intelligent video analysis to:

--  Automatically detect and alert on intrusion into hazardous or secure
--  Analyze motion to detect and identify objects based on their size,
    speed, or color
--  Detect camera tampering
--  Recognize and identify human faces
--  Count objects entering or leaving a designated area

These features combine to create an automated 24x7 watchdog over plant events. ION Video identifies an object that is in motion, alerts when that object intrudes into a hazardous area and if the object is human, captures an image of the face of the intruder. An alert is automatically sent to appropriate personnel complete with accurate, real-time information and corrective procedures. Analysis and alerting is automated, human errors are reduced, potential gaps in safety, security, and operational procedures are filled, and the plant is safer, more secure, and more efficient.

ION Video also includes a video archive which stores video events and makes them searchable via Apprion's Intelligent Search capability. The video archive maintains these events based on the ION Data Historian settings, and allows search across multiple cameras or channels to reconstruct past events or incidents. For example, videos from several cameras that captured the events leading up to a spill incident involving the loading of hazardous product can be combined to reconstruct the incident for causal analysis.

ION Video is integrated with the Apprion IONosphere as part of Apprion's ION System. This integration allows real-time video analytics to be combined with other ION applications such as ION Condition Monitoring and/or ION Asset Tracking to create individualized operational dashboards customized to the individual's role in the plant. ION Video and the family of ION Applications provide manufacturing facilities with a single interface that uniquely meets the application requirements for safety, security, engineering, logistics, and maintenance personnel.

About Apprion

Apprion delivers wireless application networks and services for the process manufacturing industry. These wireless application networks are based on Apprion's ION System -- the first and only open, scalable, and extensible foundation for managing and integrating multi-vendor wireless devices and applications. Integrated into the ION System are five applications that are core to industrial wireless application networks: Asset Tracking, Communications, Condition Monitoring, Workforce Mobility, and Video. For more information, visit

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