Some of you may have been already following the recent spat of back-and-forth lawsuits between DISH Networks and a group of broadcasters. In brief, at January's CES (Consumer Electronics Show), DISH introduced a PVR (personal video recorder, also sometimes called a DVR aka digitial video recorder) called Hopper, which simultaneously recorded up to six programs and also supported in-home streaming to companion playback clients called Joeys.
As I write this, I'm recalling a particularly entertaining cab ride I took a couple of years ago at the January Consumer Electronics Show, from the airport to my hotel at the beginning of the week. I pointed out what looked like a camera installed in the rear-view mirror, and the driver confirmed that my suspicion was correct. Thus began the rant...
I spent a few days at BDTI's Oakland office this week, as you already know if you saw last night's writeup on the interview with UC Berkeley's Jitendra Malik. Among other things, I had a face-to-face meeting with the folks who work on the Embedded Vision Alliance website. Stay tuned for more news on the site improvement front, as our ideas transform into implementations.
Join the discussion and tell us whether you believe this is an embedded vision system. NEXCOM serves security markets with networked video recorders, and the newer devices include the intelligence for video analytics. However, these devices use centralized, rack-mounted hardware that resembles a PC Server. http://embeddedinnovator.com/2011/03/analog-surveillance-with-hd-and-analytic/