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Ipsotek, an Atos company, improves Station Safety and Security for Sydney Trains

Oct 12, 2021

12th October 2021, London - Ipsotek, an Atos company and a pioneer in artificial intelligence powered video analytics, has today announced the fulfillment of its contract with Sydney Trains, operator of rail services across the metropolitan Sydney area, to increase safety and security capabilities at 13 stations.

Following a competitive tendering process, Ipsotek was selected by Sydney Trains to deliver an AI-based video analytics solution. This has seen the train operator integrate a range of Ipsotek’s AI-powered video analytics solutions with its security cameras to identify incidences of tunnel and track intrusion at 13 stations across the metropolitan Sydney area. Today, Ipsotek’s AI solutions are at the core of Atos Computer Vision Platform, a unique end-to-end computer vision platform providing pre-trained & customizable AI models powered by the BullSequana server range enabled by NVIDIA GPUs and enriched by worldwide expert labs.

Mark Edmonds, Manager of Security Capability for Transport at Sydney Trains, commented: “Sydney Trains chose Ipsotek after an extensive comparison of a number of products. Ipsotek’s proven track record in the AI Video Analytics space, its partnership with Genetec and its work with Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) for railway focused AI applications, made it a well-deserved choice.”

Chris Bishop, Sales Director APAC & Marketing Director at Ipsotek, said: “As a British SME competing against some of the industry’s big-named companies, we are delighted to have been chosen by Sydney Trains to deliver this project. It represents a welcome validation of our expertise within transportation, and more specifically the rail sector, and we are proud to have supported Sydney Trains with its commitment to delivering enhanced security practices across its network.”

The project with Sydney Trains is the second transportation project in the region for Ipsotek, which is working with accelerated computing leader NVIDIA on implementation. Ipsotek is a member of the NVIDIA Metropolis partner program, which brings together a computing platform and extensive ecosystem of specialists to help create smarter spaces and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems involving operational efficiency and public safety.

Sudarshan Ramachandran, Country Manager, Enterprise, ANZ at NVIDIA, added: “As an NVIDIA Metropolis partner, Ipsotek delivers incredibly valuable capabilities, solving deeply challenging video-analytics problems using AI and the NVIDIA GPU accelerated computing stack.”

Ipsotek’s project with Sydney Trains follows the company’s previous success in delivering an initial programme of work via the Innovate UK SBRI initiative for the development of Artificial Intelligence Video Analytics to enhance the rail experience for passengers and staff in the UK.

 

 

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the Next 20 Paris Stock Index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

About Ipsotek, an Atos company

Established in 2001, Ipsotek is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence Video Analytics (A.I.V.A.) and Scenario-based Rule Engine (SBRE) Video Analytics for mission critical applications. Our highly scalable platform VISuite, is a versatile AI platform that automatically raises alerts from existing CCTV cameras and/or Video Management Systems (VMS). VISuite converts video data (ONVIF streams) into real-time, actionable intelligence to optimise safety & security and enables users to efficiently manage automatically generated alarms in real-time.

With headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices in the Middle East and Singapore, Ipsotek's innovative solutions are delivered to end-user clients through a global network of channel partners. Deployments include perimeter protection, intrusion detection, investigation & forensics, traffic management, crowd management, face recognition, number plate recognition and COVID-19 solutions. Since May 2021, Ipsotek is part of Atos.

For more information, please visit www.ipsotek.com

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