-------------------------Monitor------------------------ The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control Issue 88 www.windmill.co.uk November 2005 --------------------ISSN 1472-0221---------------------- Welcome to Issue 88 of Monitor. This month we're pleased to announce new software to help count visitors to museums, bars, shops, libraries, and so on. We hope you find the newsletter useful, but should you wish to cancel your subscription you can do so at http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html CONTENTS ======== * Windmill News: New Software to Configure CCTV-Linked People Counters * Excel Corner: Different Intervals on one Axis * Data Acquisition Exhibitions and Conferences ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Windmill News: New Software to Configure CCTV-Linked People Counters ________________________________________________________ Windmill are pleased to announce new people counting and footfall monitoring software. Now managers can change all settings without leaving their desks. It helps when setting up a video-based people counting system to connect the CCTV camera to a television monitor. This way you can view the counting zone and verify that people are being counted correctly. With the help of a TV the software lets users precisely position the area people have to cross to be counted. The system can be set to count people going straight ahead or turning sharply left or right. It can also be configured for accurate crowd counting. Many of the new software options are useful for an international market. For example, you can specify the size of people to be counted and the minimum gap between two people entering together. This is useful in cultures where people tend to walk very close together: preventing two people being counted as one. Different countries have different video formats. The new software lets you choose the format in use in their country: PAL (50 frames per second used in Europe) or NTSC (60 frames per second) for example. For wide entrances or corridors, several CCTV cameras are mounted in a line across the ceiling. The software enables users to specify which cameras are monitoring wide entrances and which are monitoring individual doorways. The Setup software can also perform calculations on the counts. For example, you could tell it to combine the number of people going through several entrances to get the total visitors to a store. Another feature of the software is the ability to set the duration of the count. For example, you can instruct the loggers to save people counts every 10 minutes, every hour, every day or over some other time interval. More Information... http://www.retailsensing.com/ or contact [email protected] ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Excel Corner: Setting Different y Axis Intervals ________________________________________________________ We were recently asked how to set the y axis to start in increments of 20 and then, when 500 was reached, to swap to increments of a 100. We were unable to find an easy way to do this, but whilst researching the problem we found a workaround at the Tushar Mehta Consulting site. Tusha describes how to plot against a pseudo y axis at http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/newsgroups/flexible_log_scale/flexible_log_scale.pdf For more tips on using Excel see http://www.windmill.co.uk/excel/ http://www.windmill.co.uk/excel/excel-charting.html ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Data Acquisition Exhibitions and Conferences ________________________________________________________ It's the exhbition issue again: here are the data acquisition and control showcases around the world. SensorsGov Virginia USA 6-8 December Conference and exhibition on sensors, data acquisition and instrumentation. http://www.sensorsgov.com/sensorsgov/v42/index.cvn Southern Manufacturing Show Surrey UK 8 - 9 February 2006 Exhibition of engineering and electronics solutions. http://mail.colnedata.co.uk/ MTEC 2006 Birmingham UK 15-16 February 2006 The UK's showcase for sensors and systems. Includes instrumentation, signal conditioning, data acquisition and control software. http://www.mtecexhibition.co.uk/ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ * Copyright Windmill Software Ltd * Reprinting permitted with this notice included * For more articles see http://www.windmill.co.uk We are happy for you to copy and distribute this newsletter, and use extracts from it on your own web site or publication, providing the above notice is included and a link back to our website is in place. An archive of previous issues is at http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html and an index of articles at http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html Windmill Software Ltd, PO Box 58, North District Office, Manchester, M8 8QR, UK Telephone: +44 (0)161 833 2782 Facsimile: +44 (0)161 833 2190 E-mail: [email protected] http://www.windmill.co.uk/ http://www.windmillsoft.com/
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