Beyond CCTV networks, biological and explosives trace detection, and communications monitoring, Security and Surveillance techniques have evolved into applications used to enhance personal safety, product production and even marketing tailored to individuals.
Production facilities use CCTV networks to monitor automated processes. They also use image capture technology to aid in product quality control. College campuses, construction sites, and other temporary venues that require security employ mobile, embedded Wi-Fi CCTV where it is impractical to use hard lines. Building security automation can range from magnetic access control to biometric ID as well as CCTV surveillance with image capture / recognition.
Power plants, refineries and chemical plants are all at risk for toxic chemical, explosive gas and radiation levels that can be dangerous to workers and surrounding populations, while public venues can be at risk of explosives and bio-threats. Chemical, biological, gas and radiation detection is managed by way of a main computer that controls a detection system and monitors safety and support systems necessary to avert the threat. Explosives detection systems control trace detectors and may interface with x-ray and other scanner technologies. SBCs with high I/O flexibility including support for legacy hardware and sufficient processing power for traffic control can be used quite effectively, such as the ADLQM67PC or ADLQM87PC with PCI-Express connectivity.
Rugged mobile, low-power video systems are well suited for providing surveillance to temporary or remote locations like construction sites, college campuses or even wildlife monitoring. They often use wireless cameras that send video data to a host system capable of monitoring, manipulating and storing multiple video data streams. Similarly, fixed CCTV systems remain a staple in many businesses from Banks / ATM machines and retail stores to private businesses and casinos. Companies with automated production also benefit from this embedded technology by providing video monitoring of production and image capture for quality inspection. Many ADL Embedded Solutions SBCs (see product SBC page) offer connectivity to framegrabber products or multi-port LAN cards to make a myriad of video and image capture solutions possible.
Biometric ID and access control
Used for years by law enforcement, biometric identification offers one of the highest levels of security access control. Facial recognition requires a computing platform with superior 3D processing power for multi-frame 3D exploitation, rotation and 2D normalization. SBCs like the PCIe/104 ADLQM87PC (with its 256bit ring bus, AVX 2.0 vector extensions and integrated HD4600 graphics core) enough floating point and vector processing power is available, so as to make off-board image processing and DSP hardware unnecessary.
Communications and Networking
The ADLQM87PC with 2xGLAN onboard and optional 4xGLAN expansion card the PCIe/104 connector & a optional PCIe Minicard socket ( can be used with 2G/3G/4G LTE or WiFi) has found wide use in several defense mini-router applications. For one-way secure data transfer schemes requiring multiple SBCs, the ADL Embedded Solution’s low-power Intel Atom SBCs (ADLS15PC Silverthorne Atom, ADLD25PC Pineview Atom, ADLE3800PC Bay Trail Atom ) has been used with good success. Mil-Std 1553 applications have been implemented with PCI/104-Express SBC up to high performance PCIe/104 generation SBCs.
ADL Embedded Solutions is well versed at not only defining SBC and peripheral expansion board solutions for most applications, but also designing, creating and integrating custom enclosures to meet both low and high IP requirements for extended temperature and rugged environments.