Microsoft Introduces Live Video Analytics for Azure


As Microsoft continues to push out new updates and products this year, the latest is a boost for their Azure cloud platform.  They just introduced the preview of Live Video Analytics for Azure, as well as improved authentication features to help organizations better address the shift to remote work. The platform offers the capability of capturing, recording, and analyzing live video and publishing the results (which could be video and/or video analytics) to Azure Services in the cloud and/or the edge.

This is just another move by Microsoft to show its loyalty to artificial intelligence. Companies can integrate custom AI models, from Azure or elsewhere, into Live Video Analytics (LVA) to automate footage analysis.  This enables you to build IoT solutions with video analytics capabilities, without worrying about the complexity of designing, building, and operating a live video pipeline.

This new product can benefit across multiple industries. Manufacturers can use LVA to monitor lines for quality assurances or ensure safety equipment is being used and procedures are being followed. For example, monitoring personnel to see that they are wearing helmets where required or even checking that face shields are lowered when needed. Microsoft also has use cases for transportation, public utilities and retail.

The LVA on IoT Edge platform allows a business to process video in their own environment, analyze the video with their own AI, and to have flexible live video workflows. LVA on IoT Edge can be combined with other Azure services on the edge and in the cloud to build powerful business applications with relative ease. If you would like more information on how Live Video Analytics for Azure can benefit your business, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and specializes in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have IT Consultants on staff that are experts in Microsoft Azure cloud solutions.

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