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Video analytics module installation

Flussonic Watcher supports video analytics functions including face recognition and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition). The video analytics module is not installed when you install Watcher, so you should install it manually only on the server(s) where the recognition will run.

The video analytics module can work both in Cluster and Single mode of Flussonic Watcher installation. In a Cluster installation, the recognition module works on a streamer where Flussonic Media Server must be installed first. If you use a Single server, install Flussonic Media Server and Watcher before you install the recognition system. See Watcher installation ways for details on the two installation modes.

Connect camera(s) to detect faces or vehicle numbers from to the streamer. System requirements to the server that runs video analytics are given below:

System requirements for Flussonic's video analytics module

  • ОS: x64 Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04
  • GPU: Nvidia with at least 6 GB VRAM.

    When choosing a compatible video card, pay attention to the Compute Capability version: Watcher supports Compute Capability 6.1, 7.5 and 8.6. You may refer to the Nvidia website for selecting a video card with supported Compute Capability version.

  • CPU: 4+ cores

  • RAM: 8+ GB
  • Flussonic Media Server (in Cluster mode)
  • Flussonic Media Server + Watcher (in Single mode)

When these requirements are met, proceed to drivers installation and then install the video analytics module.

Installation video card driver for Nvidia в Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04

wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1804/x86_64/cuda-ubuntu1804.pin
sudo mv cuda-ubuntu1804.pin /etc/apt/preferences.d/cuda-repository-pin-600
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1804/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1804/x86_64/ /"
sudo apt-get update
apt-get install nvidia-driver-470-server --no-install-recommends 

Installing the Flussonic video analytics plugin

After installing the video card driver, you should proceed with installing the Flussonic Vision video analytics plugin. To do this, run the commands:

apt update
apt install flussonic-vision