A rapidly emerging technology that is adding value to IIoT deployments is intelligent visual monitoring, where video streams are captured from internet-connected cameras and automatically analyzed by video analytics to look for anomalies, such as leaks or suspicious activity. According to Mckinsey (1), “Some of the most innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications involve video analytics — a technology that applies machine-learning algorithms to video feeds, allowing cameras to recognize people, objects, and situations automatically. These applications are relatively new, but several factors are encouraging their growth, including the increased sophistication of analytical algorithms and lower costs for hardware, software, and storage.”
Osperity is delivering sophisticated intelligent visual monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry today. Osperity’s platform captures video from a large number of cameras across a company’s operations. It then analyzes this data with artificial intelligence which automatically detects activity or equipment anomalies from images and video. It also correlates data from other sensors and systems, for greater context and reliability. End users can then be notified on events of interest by creating personalized alerts and reports.