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Huawei’s Software-Defined Cameras Begin a New Chapter for Smart Cameras

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What Is a Software-Defined Camera?

Ever-changing security industry requirements cause challenges for cameras to evolve from single-data-source processing to multi-dimensional data integration and from labor-intensive management to artificial intelligence.

Huawei’s software-defined cameras can be applied in a wide variety of security scenarios such as face checkpoint, situation awareness, vehicle checkpoint, and Intelligent Transportation Surveillance (ITS). The software-defined camera supports continuous evolution and development of algorithms and applications. The open-ended platform enables AI to be applied in more security scenarios.

Adds New Potential Into Cameras

On-Demand Adaption

Software-Defined Cameras Online integration of new algorithms with one camera for multiple purposes; maximizes ROI


Traditional Cameras Algorithms bound to hardware with separate cameras for each purpose results in overlapped investments

Layered Intelligence

Software-Defined Cameras Computes capability sharing: One smart camera connects to N standard cameras, one smart camera adds intelligence to multiple standard cameras.


Traditional Cameras Single-camera intelligence has restricted capability and low efficiency

Continuous Evolution

Software-Defined Cameras Online algorithm upgrade, AI-enabled self-learning, and continuous operation


Traditional Cameras Manual firmware upgrade on site, high reconstruction costs, and slow rollout

Improves Camera Performance

See Faster Ascend + AI = Improved Computing Power

AI chips and Neural Processing Units (NPUs), unique feature tracing and comparison algorithms, ultra-high-density face capture (100 face images captured per frame)

Face capture capability
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30 images/frame
See With More Clarity HD + AI = Scene Adaptation

The industry’s largest 4/3 CMOS sensor + Huawei-developed ISP image processing engine, ultra-long visual range, ultra-wide angle, and photosensitive capabilities are 50 percent sharper than traditional CCD cameras

Low-light recognition rate
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See With More Precision Detection and Capture + AI = Optimal Snapshots

Face capture: Associated structuring of face and person data, face image evaluation and filtering algorithms, face-tracking algorithms
License plate capture: Algorithms for motion deblurring and license plate image enhancement

Face capture repetition rate
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License plate recognition rate
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See With More Efficiency Networking + AI = Network-Wide Synergy

Industry-innovative: The software-defined camera performs its own intelligent analysis tasks and connects to nearby standard HD cameras through ONVIF to implement face capture, personal attribute recognition, license plate recognition, and other intelligent analysis functions, to lower customer investment and improve effectiveness three-fold.

Network-wide effectiveness
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Full Series of Huawei Software-Defined Cameras

Face Checkpoint

Person Data Structuring Cameras
  • The industry’s first face and person data structuring camera that supports simultaneous capture of up to 100 objects and recognition of 12 facial and personal attributes

  • Dynamic face capture rate > 97 percent; face capture repetition rate ≤ 8 percent

  • Face library with up to 100,000 face records, built-in 32 GB eMMC (high-performance local solid-state storage)

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Facial recognition at campus entrances/exits and key building entrances/exits

Vehicle Checkpoint

Vehicle Checkpoint
  • Supports license plate recognition for vehicles moving at speeds up to 80 km/h on roads with 2-4 lanes.

  • Supports recognition of 3,000+ vehicle models, 10+ vehicle types, 11 vehicle colors, and model year.

  • Built-in GPS and time calibration modules

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Vehicle capture at road checkpoints and campus entrances/exits

Omni-Data Structuring

Omni-Data Structuring Cameras
  • The industry's first omni-data structuring camera that supports data structuring of motor vehicles, non-motor vehicles, and pedestrians, and concurrent operation of multiple algorithms

  • Simultaneous snapshots of 50+ objects

  • T-shot intelligent snapshot engine, ensuring targeted image optimization

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Integrated ITS Cameras
  • The industry's first motorized zoom ITS camera with a built-in illuminator, wiper, surge arrester, and lens

  • Dual data backup: industrial-grade flash memory, 4G gateway backup link

  • Capturing faces in moving vehicles at speeds up to 200 km/h at night; detects seat belt and hands-free device infractions

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Integrated ITS cameras installed at road checkpoints and road intersections

Situation Awareness

All-Scenario Situation Awareness Cameras
  • Adaptive to varied light conditions, weather conditions, and motion to optimize image quality in all scenarios

  • Support for both situation awareness and crowd density detection; support for tilted installation; crowd density detection rate > 90%

  • Excellent 4K performance in low-light conditions, optical defogging, self-cleaning coating, IP66-rated waterproofing

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High-altitude surveillance, city/campus situation awareness, crowd density detection in complex scenes