FLIR: VIEWCOM/E MAX+ Communication Board
The VIP series offers multi-functional Video Image Processing modules for traffic control. VIP boards integrate automatic incident detection, data collection, recording of pre and post incident image sequences and streaming video in one board. VIP modules have been installed for road and tunnel projects all over the world.
Remote access to ViewCom/E MAX+ via the internet browser allows for real-time monitoring of the VIP detector boards' streaming video, as well as board setup.
VIEWCOM/E MAX+ establishes the communication between the VIP detector boards and Flux, the Traficon management system. VIEWCOM/E MAX+ transmits traffic data and events from the VIP detector boards to the PC via Ethernet (TCP/IP) communication. VIEWCOM/E MAX+ also does the compression of images (JPEG) and provides streaming video (MPEG-4/H.264) for remote monitoring and control.
In addition, VIEWCOM/E MAX+ handles the communication between the VIP detector boards and the SDLC Interface Device to connect with a TS2 controller. A VIEWCOM/E MAX+ board is IP-addressable and communicates via Ethernet. A web server with dynamic HTML pages is running on VIEWCOM/E MAXs with Ethernet communication. The HTML pages provide access to a series of functionalities such as remote monitoring and setup of the VIP detector boards or real-time data reports. This facilitates remote administration. The web server pages are accessible via a standard browser on multiple platforms.
In a typical installation, the VIP detector boards (single or dual video input) are plugged into a standard cabinet rack. A VIP 2I/Os or 4I/Os expansion module may provide extra inputs and outputs to the VIP detector board. VIEWCOM/E MAX+ transmits data, events and alarms generated by the VIP detector boards to Flux (stand-alone software platform for data collection and storage). Alternatively the VIP detector boards are configured for use with an Interface Device to connect with a TS2 controller using SDLC. In this case, presence detection information is communicated serially to the Interface Device via VIEWCOM/E MAX+.