Archive for August, 2009
Have a look at our pre-festival pictures:
And we can inform you all: At writing time we are working on how to get back here with new experiments and technologies at 2010!!
Two radio journalists, Danmarks Radio (DR) report from SmukFest live Saturday night. They dropped by @aGlance at Security Base 1. We introduced them to the system and they will bring a piece on it tonight. It will be avaliable on their webpage next week.
The Danish paper: Version2 interviewed Preben, @aGlance. Based on that he wrote this article “3D-software controls sequrity at festival”.
The local alarm centre (HS) and the stretcher teams coordinator at Security Base 1.
The system supports their overview which is of crucial importance.
- Wednesday, Heineken Bar: a man was knocked down. The “Yellow Guards” called in because they needed one of the stretcher teams. Randi (chairman of HS) could guide them in order to find each other. She can see both of them in the 3D environment. “I could assist them in finding each other faster because they are tracked and represented in the 3D environment”, Randi says.
“We also use the system to get an idea of the guest flow and to get an overview of possible bottlenecks on the narrow paths. Which concerts and scenes attracks most people and how many?
And yesterday we tried to locate a truck spotted at the festival site – and we don’t want them there among our guests”.
The festival started today at 2.30! That means kick-off of our real-time experiment.
First challenge: We lost contact with one of our cameras. As the guests now have arrived it is even more difficult to access it. Peter and Peter went to the stage to check out the status of the cameras’ electricity supply. Somewhere in the wood they found it. It was not electricity but a broken network cabel – to be fixed tonight after closing time.
The festival personnel is excited about the new technologies which are going to support them and their work at the festival for the next 4 days.
On the right the chairman of Security Base 2 is introducing his crew to the @aGlance technologies.
Below, a picture of the 3D-environment (Topos). It is one of the first pictures we received from one of the handheld devices used by the Parking Guard to report about illegal parked cars – and funny thing, the red car is owned (and parked) by our project leader…so yes it works!
@aGlance has just issued a press release (in Danish) about our work and challenges at SmukFest 2009.
The @aGlance team hooked up in the container to get an overview of cameras, Topos, handheld devices and…. Many devices are up and running and all hands (read: technological expertise) are very much needed!