Sprint launches Curiosity smart video analytics to help make businesses, facilities, campuses, cities safer and smarter

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the launch of Curiosity™ Smart Video Analytics. The highly adaptable solution delivers automated alerts and advanced video analytics technology, helping to make smarter decisions, respond faster to potential emergencies, and improve efficiency while keeping people and property safe.

"Together with technologies from Hitachi Vantara and Ericsson, our Curiosity Smart Video Analytics technology is enabling the transformation of critical security operations – from government to enterprises – with the power of AI and IoT to generate intelligence that can be acted upon faster and with more accuracy," said Ivo Rook , senior vice president of IoT and product development at Sprint. "According to research, humans miss out on more than 90 percent of video activities after manual monitoring. We’re automating workflow and enabling the visualization of distinct events with unprecedented precision to improve public safety and overall security for a variety of entities."

There is a demand for IoT-based video insight.

"Enterprises are increasingly leveraging video cameras as an ’all-contextual’ sensor that when combined with advanced analytics can deliver an array of critical insights about what’s going on in their environments, from smart cities to smart factories and beyond," said Rich Karpinski , Research Director at 451 Research. "Municipalities in particular are investing heavily in video, with a lot of IoT-based video insight applications deployed by 42% of cities today, growing to over half, or 55% within two years, according to 451’s Voice of the Enterprise IoT survey, supporting applications such as public safety and intelligent transportation."

With Curiosity IoT, Sprint is ideally suited to lead into the future of smart video analytics with 5G-enabled video cameras and near real-time insights from video processed on the edge of the network.

  • Easy deployment:

  • End-to-end solution – encompassing connectivity and managed services/support, all on one bill.

  • OpEx model to lower up-front investment – enabling more predictable monthly recurring expenses.

Industry-Leading Collaboration:

  • Ericsson: IoT Connectivity Platform, integration, support, managed services, remote storage, compute management and field services.
  • Hitachi Vantara: Cameras, 3D lidar, video data storage & management, geospatial data visualization, video analytics and analytics dashboard.

"The Curiosity Smart Video Analytics solution takes our strategic partnership with Sprint to the next level, leveraging the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform and managed services to deliver critical data through Hitachi Vantara that will enhance public safety and security," said Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses at Ericsson.

"Industry relationships are absolutely critical in the dynamic, evolving IoT and DataOps era," said Hans-Peter Klaey, Chief Revenue Officer, Hitachi Vantara . "Alongside companies like Ericsson and Sprint, with their unique capabilities and broad reach, we can empower even more organizations to use actionable insights that drive business value and growth."

Mark Jules , Hitachi Vantara vice president of Smart Spaces, added, "The challenges of creating smarter and safer data-driven spaces are constantly changing with no two situations exactly alike. We are thrilled to contribute Lumada Video Insights and our proven DataOps technologies to Sprint’s Curiosity Smart Video Analytics solution. Our collaboration enables mutual customers – from cities, airports and railways to universities and corporations – to keep people safe, maintain efficient operations, and enable a thriving community."

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