UIC & Container: Analytics

This page comprises the Analytics item overview and options to customize analytics. The item displays a list of analytics including status and the ability to manage analytics.

Overview

To open the Analytics item, in the left menu:

  1. Select the UIC & Container section
  2. Choose the Analytics item
  3. See analytics

Use and Functionality

The UIC & Container Analytics functional menu allows to:

  • Fill in the Camera field with:
    • Camera name or characters in the name
    • Analytics ID
    • Video stream ID
  • Select the required analytics status
  • Click the Reset button to clear the filters
The status options comprise All, Active, and Stopped.

See the list of analytics in the table below. It contains:

  • Analytics and folders ID
  • Camera comprises:
    • Folders' and separate video streams' names
    • Copy Name icon to copy the video stream name
    • Video source type
    • Additional hardware parameters
  • Video stream or video file playback status. For the Active and Offline statuses, the system also displays:
    • Countdown since analytics launch
    • Last server connection to analytics (seconds ago)
  • Toolbox comprises:
    • Start/Stop
    • Edit
    • Search Results
    • View
    • Delete
  • To learn more about grouping video streams into folders and making the appropriate changes in the Video Streams item, read Video Streams.
  • To find out the ID of the CPU/GPU and the server running the video stream, hover the mouse over the circle next to the status of the running analytics.

Create Analytics

To create new analytics, click the Create Analytics button:

The Create UIC & Container Analytics navigation menu allows to:

  • Click the Back to All Analytics button to return to the main Analytics item
  • See the title and serial number of the current tab
  • Click the Back or Next button to move among tabs:
    • General
    • Hardware
    • Notifications

General Tab

The General tab provides the ability to set a video stream and customize analytics parameters.

To set a video stream:

  1. Click the Video field
  2. See the Set Video Stream pop-up window
  3. Fill in the Search field with:
    • Camera name or characters in the name
    • Video stream ID
  4. Select the required camera from the filtered list
  5. Click the Set Video Stream button to confirm the intention
To refresh the video preview, upon selecting the Set Video Stream button, click the Update Video Frame button above the frame. This button is available upon adding the video stream.

General Options

The General Options block determines the parameters of all rules:

  • Select the model type from the drop-down list:
    • Wagon model for determining wagon numbers
    • UIC model for determining UIC numbers
    • Container model for determining container numbers
  • Check the Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) Status box to enable the checksum calculation and verification

The differences between a wagon, UIC, and container numbers are:

  1. Digits in a wagon number are arranged in one continuous line from left to right, while in a UIC and container numbers digits can be arranged in several lines.
  2. A wagon number contains only digits, while a UIC number consists of digits, spaces, and hyphens, and a container number consists of digits and letters.
  3. A wagon and UIC numbers are located only horizontally, while the container number can be located horizontally or vertically.
  4. A wagon number differs by font type from UIC and container numbers.
  5. All types of numbers differ by the location on the wagon body.
  6. All types of numbers differ by the additional control information (checksum).

Recognition Options

To perform the recognition, apply these recognition options:

  1. Select the Create Rule button to create a new rule
  2. Enter the rule name
  3. Modify the detection zone:
    • Click and drag the handles with LMB to set the zone borders
    • Click and drag the area inside the zone with LMB to move the whole zone
    • Click the handle with RMB to delete it
  4. Click the Reset Zone button to return the recognition area borders to their original position
  5. Click the red Delete Rule icon to delete the rule section
The detection zone is based on at least 3 handles.

Hardware Tab

The Hardware tab provides the ability to customize hardware parameters:

  • Choose the CPU or GPU hardware acceleration
  • Select the hardware decoder from the drop-down list:
    • CPU
    • Intel
    • NVDEC
  • Select the frame processing mode:
    • FPS to set the desired number of frames per second
    • Key Frame to set the frame processing only by keyframes
    • Once Every X Seconds to set intervals in seconds between frame processing
  • The recommended value for the FPS mode is 25.
  • The default parameters allow the production of analytics. To customize the analytics, set parameters as required.
  • To learn more about hardware settings, read How to –°onfigure the Hardware Tab Settings.

Notifications Tab

The Notifications tab allows managing the events notifications:

  • Check the Send Events to Event Manager box to allow the system to send all notifications to the Event Manager and then to external resources
  • Select the Save button to confirm the intention in the navigation menu
The default parameters allow the production of analytics. To customize the analytics, set parameters as required.

Once saved, the UIC & Container Analytics editor opens to allow the users to:

  • Modify parameters
  • Set parameters
  • Run the created analytics
  • Proceed to live view mode

Edit Analytics

To edit settings in the selected analytics, click the Edit icon on the toolbox:

The Edit UIC & Container Analytics navigation menu allows to:

  • Click the Back to All Analytics button to return to the main Analytics item
  • See the setting tabs and move among them by clicking their titles:
    • General
    • Hardware
    • Notifications
    • Advanced Settings
  • Select the Stop button to disable the analytics:
    • Yes to confirm the analytics disabling
    • No to cancel the intention or close the pop-up window
  • Select the Start button to enable the analytics
  • Click the Live View button to see the selected analytics process in real-time
  • Select the Save button to apply the changes to the chosen analytics
  • The current tab is always highlighted.
  • Analytics editing is available only when selected analytics is disabled.
  • The Stop button is available only when the current analytics is active.
  • The Start button is available only when the current analytics is stopped.
  • The Live View button is available only when the current analytics is active.

To view editing parameters for the General, Hardware, and Notifications tabs, read Create Analytics.

Advanced Settings Tab

The Advanced Settings tab allows the users to select a server from the drop-down list to run the analytics:

Analytics Status

To enable or disable the analytics and view the change of the analytics status:

  1. Select the Start button to enable the analytics
  2. Click the Stop button to disable the analytics process
  3. Confirm the intention

To enable or disable multiple analytics at once, click the Select Analytics button:

The Select Analytics functional menu allows to:

  1. Check the boxes next to the required folders or separate analytics to select them
  2. Click the Start Analytics button and confirm the intention in the pop-up window to enable all selected analytics
  3. Click the Stop Analytics button and confirm the intention in the pop-up window to disable all selected analytics
  4. Click the Cancel button to quit the analytics selection

View Analytics

To see the selected analytics in real-time, click the View icon on the toolbox:

The View icon becomes available only when selected analytics is active. 

Live view analytics mode allows to:

  1. View the video from the camera in real-time mode. At the bottom of the block:
    • Hover the mouse over the Settings icon to:
      • Select the desired video format
      • Click the Update Video Stream button to manually update the video
    • Click the Enlargement icon to expand the video to full screen
  2. View the frame preview with the recognized UIC number
  3. Select the View icon in the table below to open the image in full size and save it
  4. Click the Edit Analytics button to make changes to the current analytics settings
  5. Click the View All Analytics Events button to see all search results from the selected analytics

View Search Results

To view selected analytics search results in the Analytics item, click the Search Results icon on the toolbox:

Delete Analytics

To delete the analytics:

  1. Select the Delete icon on the toolbox
  2. Confirm the intention