People Counting Gateways

 

People Counting Gateways

People Counting Technology is a simple system that automates counting the number of people entering through an entrance or exit. People counting solutions have been in the market for over a decade with major retailers, casinos, shopping malls, building management as well as libraries using this technology to understand:

–      Conversions

–      Traffic Patterns

–      Justify funding requests and usage

–      Modify product placements / pricing

–      Launch promotions

–      Plan staff deployment

 

Range of Conversion Solutions

 

Depending on project requirements select from units with varying resources. and multi port devices. OEM and embedded solutions too.

QuickServer 1010 2x RS485 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1011 1x RS485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer 1210 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1211 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer Fieldbus 1x RS485 1x Ethernet M-bus or KNX
FS20 Series 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
FS25 Series 2x RS232/485 1x Ethernet
FS30 Series 2x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support:eg Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
FS40 Series 8x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support: eg DH+, MB+, Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
SlotServer 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks For Rockwell ControlLogix 5600

 

Introducing the People Counter BACnet Gateway

With Energy Management being a concern for all property management companies, Chipkin Automation & Feedback Solutions have jointly developed the ‘Counter Network Gateway’ that enables communication between two diverse technology platform and facilitates instant savings on energy consumption.

The CNG-1000/CAS Gateway is a Joint-Venture development between Chipkin Automation Systems, Vancouver, a specialist engineering firm providing services to ‘Building Automation’ users in North America, and Feedback Solutions, Toronto, a People Counting company offering solutions built round ‘people-counting’ technology to deliver value to customers.  .

Using accurate IP based ‘People Counting Sensors’, as the source for capturing the flow of people into a building the CNG-1000/CAS Gateway converts People Count Data’ and makes it available in real-time on BACnet so that it can be discovered by any BAS system.

–       Control the Heating-Ventilation-Air-conditioning system(HVAC) in buildings

 

IP Enabled Thermal Imaging People Counter (IRC3000)

The IRC3000 series people counter is the latest model in the our thermal array based people counter family, now with IP connectivity. The unit functions optically ‘seeing’ the heat emitted by people passing underneath as Infra-Red radiation, collected through a germanium lens with a 60° field of view.

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The sensor also incorporates an in-built data logger and being IP based allows direct connection of the counter to your office network infrastructure.

The sensor is installed in the ceiling and looks downward so that it covers a square area beneath the sensor.  The sensor counts as people cross a virtual line(s) within its field of view. Delivering a high accuracy these sensors are extremely stable and consistent in its performance.

 

The key benefits include:

  • Operation independent of ambient light
  • User-Definable Count Lines & functionality
  • Wide Opening Capability up to 8 units
  • Built in data logging
  • Direct IP Connectivity

 

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Count Lines

There are two count lines, allowing counting in both directions (e.g. ‘in’ and ‘out’). The lines may be user- configured in a number of ways:

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Count Functionality

 

Various count modes are available, including:

a. Count increment when person crosses line

b. Count increment when person leaves the field of view

c. Ignore or register U-turns

d. Count every line crossing or only the first line crossing

Configuration of the counter is carried out either by IP connection (which may be local or remote) or by a plug-in configuration cable connected to a socket on the counter base.

 

CNG-1000/CAS Counter Network Gateway

Facilitating Integration of true ‘Occupancy Data’ with Industry Standard ‘Building Automation System’ to control your HVAC System

The CNG-1000/CAS Gateway is a ‘BACnet Device’ that offers seamless integration of ‘Occupancy Data’ from a ‘People Counter’ with any ‘Building Automation System’ (BAS).

data clients

 

Using accurate IP based ‘People Counting Sensors’, as the source for capturing the flow of people into a building the CNG-1000 Gateway converts ‘People Count‘ and ‘Occupancy Data’ and makes it available in real-time on BACnet so that it can be discovered by any BAS system.

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On discovery the CNG-1000 will be visible as a BACnet Device named ‘People Counter’.  The data will be structured as Objects and Properties.

For instance, the total ‘In Count’ will be Object ‘Analog Input 1 or AI (1)’ and the property of interest will be the ‘Present Value of AI (1)’.  Similarly the total ‘Out Count’ will be ‘Analog Input 2 or  AI (2)’ and the ‘Occupancy Value’ will be object ‘Analog Input 3 or AI (3)

 

1. Step 1 – Data Output Value:            

  1. If by Building – it  will output  a single value for the building every 5 minutes.
  2. If by Floor – it will output a single value for the particular floor only every 5 minutes.
  3. If by Room – it will output a single value for the particular room only every 5 minutes.

 

2. Step 2 – Configuring the BACnet Server

      The following parameters will be defined for the server:

  1. Port Value: Default xxxxx
  2. Device Instance: Default xxxxx ( or can be changed by user)
  3. Device Name: People Counter    
  4. Object  Type: Default (Analog_input 1)
  5. Property: Default  (Present-value)**

 

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