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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-01-2014 | Award Amount: 3.95M | Year: 2015

We are entering the Cyber-Physical age, in which both objects and people will become nodes of the same digital network for exchanging information. Therefore, in our imaginary, the general expectation is that things or systems will become somewhat smart as people, allowing rapid and close interactions not only system-system, but also human-system, system-human. More scientifically, we expect that such Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) will at least react in real-time, have enough computational power for the assigned tasks, consume the least possible energy for such task (energy efficiency), scale up through modularity, allow for an easy programmability across performance scaling and exploit at best existing standards at minimal costs. The whole set of these expectations impose scientific and technological challenges that need to be properly addressed. The AXIOM project (Agile, eXtensible, fast I/O Module) aims at researching new software/hardware architectures for CPSs to meet the above expectations. The technical approach aims at solving fundamental problems to enable easy programmability of multi-core multi-board systems through the open-source OmpSs programming model, leveraging Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) inspired concepts across the modules. The OmpSs will allow accelerating functions through an FPGA (Agility). In particular, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that DSM will be effectively demonstrated on an embedded modular system (eXtensibility). Modular scalability will be possible thanks to a fast interconnect that will enrich the module. To this aim, an innovative modular ARM-based board with enhanced capabilities for interfacing with the physical world will be designed and demonstrated in key scenarios such as Smart Video-Surveillance and Smart Living/Home (Domotic).


A parallel object detection method for heterogeneous microarchitectures. The method is designed for increasing the throughput of object detection in a computer system that is equipped with an array of cores including a shared memory, a constant memory, and functional units. Latency reduction is achieved through a multilevel parallelization method that exploits fine-grain data-level parallelism using multithreaded SIMD computations, and coarse-grain parallelism by relying on concurrent kernel execution.


News Article | January 20, 2015
Site: www.hertasecurity.com

BioSurveillance is being used in a jewellery shop in Rotterdam (Holland) in the fight against crime. The project started last January and has been developed byTele Connect, a Dutch company with extensive experience in CCTV systems, working in collaboration with the Dutch Police. BioSurveillance uses images from the police database to recognize suspects when they come into the shop. Given the positive results, the system is under evaluation for massive deployment across the country. Apart from the technical performance the system also has to comply with Dutch privacy laws and regulations. BioSurveillance enrols suspects from live video or still pictures. It uses video surveillance cameras to recognize the faces of blacklisted people. BioSurveillance is the right solution to increase security in crowded environments such as airports, train or metro stations, shopping malls, sport stadiums, or urban centres.


News Article | January 20, 2015
Site: www.hertasecurity.com

Herta Security has been included recently in the “50 innovative companies at a click”project. The project consists of publicizing 50 Success Stories of Innovation in Spanish businesses; the projects have been supported by the various regional, national and international administration bodies. The project, funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT,is intended to highlight innovative companies nationwide.


News Article | January 20, 2015
Site: www.hertasecurity.com

Herta Security will exhibit its products at IFSEC 2013, the leading security technology trade fair in the world, which will take place from 13th to 16th May in Birmingham (United Kingdom). At the exhibition we will launch BioSurveillance Next, our latest and the world’s fastest facial recognition SW. Come and see our full range of facial recognition solutions for the video surveillance and marketing sectors at Stand D15 in Hall 4.

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