Aimetis Symphony Helps Solve 400 Year-Old Mystery
Network Video management and analytics platform to capture video evidence of Sweden's Great Lake Sea Monster
Waterloo, Canada - 2008-06-27
Aimetis Corp. today announced that its combined video management and analytics platform, Aimetis SymphonyTM, is being used to document video evidence as to the existence of Storsjöodjuret, Sweden's Great Lake Sea Monster. The monster tracking operation is being run in cooperation between the Local Municipality of Bergs Community and Company Association in Svenstavik.
The story of Storsjöodjuret is more than 400 years old, with sightings dating back to 1635. Today there are over 200 documented witness reports from more than 500 people who have seen Storsjöodjuret. In recent years there have been several serious investigations into Storsjöodjuret, but to date, nothing conclusive has been found.
With the help of UTS, a Swedish system integration company and Aimetis Certified Partner, Aimetis SymphonyTM was installed on underwater VGA cameras, a surface-level FLIR thermal vision camera to catch the monster through fog, snow, rain and in total darkness, as well as a number of other cameras looking in all directions. There is also a camera dedicated to observing the other cameras to ensure the monster tracking operation is not compromised.
The images from the cameras are streamed live to a website (www.storsjoodjuret.nu) so that the public can monitor any monster activity. Additionally, when Aimetis SymphonyTM detects potential Storsjöodjuret movements, it sends an automatic email containing a photo to members of the municipality and the association so that the activity can be immediately verified.
"Aimetis SymphonyTM is helping make an old dream come true", said Curt Johnsson, Member, Company Association in Svenstavik. "It will be on constant watch through sun, rain, snow, fog and darkness to capture video evidence of the Great Lake Sea Monster, something that residents and visitors have been trying to do for more than 400 years."
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Aimetis Corp. is a Waterloo, Canada-based software company offering integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications. Founded in 2003, the company is a global leader in intelligent video technology and is propelling the adoption of video analytics as an integral component of video management solutions. It’s unique in providing a single platform for easily migrating customers from simple analog systems to intelligent IP video systems; offering the highest levels of service and support; and providing the industry’s easiest to use products. Aimetis has distributors and certified partners in over 100 countries and serves a variety of industries, including retail, transportation and others.
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