The SNC-CH120 offers intelligent video analytics, based on the Sony DEPA platform. DEPA is a combined function of the intelligence built in to the camera and rules/filters that determine which images should be recorded or when an alarm should be triggered. Using the network cameraIntelligent Motion Detection (IMD) function, 'tagged' objects and their associated metadata, including object position, are sent either to the NSR Series recorder or the IMZ-RS400 Series software. These products then use the metadata, together with filters, to analyse object movement and to perform a predefined action, such as image recording or alarm triggering. This method of distributed processing minimizes server workload, network bandwidth, and storage requirements.