The Autopilot, adding professional-grade tracking to the VDO360 lineup

The Autopilot package features our Saber PTZ camera with:

  • 12x optical zoom
  • Low light ability. Excellent image quality even at low lux of 0.01 lux
  • Larger FOV at 72.5 degrees with no video distortion
  • Belt drive technology – twin motors for smooth, quiet and fast movement
  • Reverse mountable, standard tripod screw on bottom of unit
  • DVI-I (HDMI) & USB 3.0 output
  • Full function remote control

An Intel Compute Card mini PC provides the processing power for the Perfect Track software:

  • Intel Core M3
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • SSD hard drive
  • Windows 10 Professional

Also included is a wall/display mount and all necessary cables. An optional addition is a USB 3.0 video capture device.

Tracking Feature

The main feature of the Perfect Track system is its ability to track any user around a given area. By sending positional information over to the connected PTZ camera, pan, tilt, and zoom control is handled autonomously.

Background Conditions

Although the Perfect Track relies heavily on foreground conditions, background conditions also play a factor into determining tracking reliability. One portion of the tracking mechanism implemented by the Perfect Track is based on motion tracking. When the system is unable to detect a face it relies on movement to track the position of the last detected face. High contrast, non-uniform, and multi-edged backgrounds tend to provide the least reliability when tracking based solely on motion analysis. Uniform backgrounds provide the best reliability.

Foreground Conditions

Pan, Tilt, Zoom movements are determined by the ability of the Perfect Track to visualize an approximate user to track. In order for this visualization to take place, the system must have an unobstructed view to the tracking subject. Therefore, no person or object must stand between the direct sight of the PTZ camera and person of interest (for an extended period of time) [1-2 seconds].