Description

The Argonaut, from Archangel Imaging, is an edge-AI camera unit built for versatility. Argonaut is designed to work straight out of the box, with integrated compute, power and communications.

Argonaut is available in a range of configurations, with additional AI compute capability running more complex algorithms, longer range or specialist cameras, more power and communications options and several ancillary remote devices. These cameras can be re-tasked over Cerebella as the situation demands, using pre-configured algorithms or custom solutions.

Argonaut tried and tested use cases include rail, antipoaching and site security.

Specifications

W x D x H:  130x127x176mm excluding antennae, 130x127x260mm including antennae
Weight:  2.6kg
Input:  10-32V
Power:  6W
Battery life:  6 hours (expandable). Indefinite with external solar power option.

Resolution

  • Daylight: 1440×1080
  • Lowlight: 1280×1024
  • Thermal: 640×480

Field of view

  • Daylight:60 degrees
  • Lowlight: 60 degrees
  • Thermal: 45-90 degrees

Range

  • Daylight: 3-50m
  • Lowlight: 3-25m
  • Thermal: 3-50m

Motion trigger range:  12m
Covert IR flash range: 15m
Operating temperature:  0 – 40°C
Operating humidity:  0 – 95%
Storage temperature:  0 – 40°C
Storage humidity:  0 – 95%
IP rating:  IP65
Connectivity Multiple communication options:  IoT radio, cellular 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, ethernet, Iridium Satellite
Location services:  GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
Colour options:  Olive Yellow, Traffic Grey, Camouflage

Software features

  • AI tasking includes people detection, vehicle detection, species detection [future] option
  • Compatible with Cerebella mission coordination and collaboration platform

Options

Case:

  • Waterproof
  • Splash proof
  • Rugged
  • Slim

Camouflage:

  • Traffic Grey
  • Olive Green

Connectivity:

  • Radio
  • IoT Radio
  • Cellular (2G-3G-4G)
  • Iridium Satellite
  • Ethernet

Power:

  • Battery
  • Solar

Rail

We work with rail industry leaders such as Network Rail and West Midlands Railway to reduce railway trespassing and theft.

Our smart Argonaut cameras have tailored algorithms to detect trespassers in specific locations e.g., individual on platform edge. Once detected, our system automatically plays a pre-recorded message to the trespasser to warn them to leave the area. If they persist, station staff are electronically notified in real time. Confirmed threats can be automatically forwarded to British Transport Police or other authorities with information including a 15 second video of incident. No images or video are stored by the system ensuring full GDPR compliance.

Our Rail Argonaut unit comes with optional innovative battery charging unit for retro-fitting to time-switch lighting circuits. The siren alert sound to warn and deter is fully customisable. This saves considerable time and disruption when installing as it avoids hot works on the platform, and can be done with no requirement to close the line or run new cabling.

“The key thing is preventative. It helps to have a few hours before cable theft happens to concentrate efforts along 30 miles of tracks.”
– Andrea Graham, Head of Crime & Security at Network Rail

Antipoaching

Poaching is a persistent problem threatening the survival of endangered species globally. It is impossible for rangers on foot to patrol every inch of vast protected areas, with reported threats being investigated up to 2 hours after sighting. The Integrated Argonaut Wildlife Solution empowers teams to proactively investigate to stop poachers in their tracks before they can harm the animal.

When it comes to wildlife data collection, researchers and conservationists face some important and interesting challenges. Their investigations analyse the movement and behaviour of over 90,000 threatened species worldwide, and their efforts are spread over large areas of land and water, often requiring a lot of time, patience and luck. Traditional camera traps are a popular choice however are limited by high rates of false detection and offline manual data processing.

Poaching is a persistent problem threatening the survival of endangered species globally. It is impossible for rangers on foot to patrol every inch of vast protected areas, with reported threats being investigated up to 2 hours after sighting. Current camera solutions often suffer under the harsh outdoor environment, from exposure to wildlife and to having little access to power and connectivity; this means utilising AI technology is not an option for many.

Argonaut brings the latest in deployable Edge-AI technology to even the most remote areas with limited infrastructure. With tailored power, connectivity, design (dust, heat, insect protection) and camouflage options, users can place cameras wherever is most appropriate for them, regardless of terrain and cellular coverage. Argonaut integrates with other devices, such as rovers and drones, into a flexible wildlife solution tailored to your needs. The onboard algorithms can be optimised to the need of the user, from alerting to poachers to species identification.

Cerebella® is the mission management platform that brings together these resources. When a potential threat or species of interest is detected, a real time alert will be sent via Cerebella. Coordinate your resources to respond, whether you have a guard patrolling nearby that can take a closer look or need to task a drone to fly to the far side of the park. The Integrated Argonaut Wildlife Solution empowers teams to proactively investigate to stop poachers in their tracks before they can harm the animal.

Site Security

The Smart Security Solution is an on-demand smart autonomous security system that combines AI-powered cameras and sensors, drones, and rovers to deter, detect and respond to threats.

Keeping large, distributed areas such as business parks or remote infrastructure under observation to identify trespassers, theft or vandalism requires expensive, uninterrupted communications and significant manpower. Traditional infrastructure monitoring methods involve a combination of resource intensive patrolling and CCTV – often resulting in slow intervention and spotty coverage despite constant monitoring. Site security teams can lose days filtering through CCTV footage for answers.

Out-of-ordinary behaviours are sifted from the noise directly by Edge AI cameras, tracked across site and flagged up before an incident happens, giving the nearby team a chance to respond proactively for the first time. The edge AI cameras, such as our Argonaut camera series, will cue rovers and drones to act as first line of responders, giving the in-house security teams more time to act. Because our devices have built in intelligence on-board, they are independent of infrastructure and can be repositioned and tasked as needed, to cover temporary vulnerabilities and blind spots.

All smart devices can be further combined and tailored to suit your needs. Cerebella® is the mission management platform that brings together these resources into a security alert and response solution-in-a-box that can work everywhere, from sites with existing legacy infrastructure to new temporary sites without.

The Smart Security Solution is part of our security-as-a-service product family. Each is tailored to different use cases and remote monitoring environment.