Museums are often housed in big buildings, composed of many rooms. For museum managers, it is important not only to know how many visitors come every day, but also how long they stay, where they go, which exhibitions or rooms attract them most.
Moreover, museums often have very high ceilings and wide passageways. Most accurate counting equipment will not perform well at great distances.
These two parameters create two interesting challenges when counting visitors: networking the counting equipment and choosing the right technology.
Technologically speaking, our thermic directional sensor was designed especially for buildings where ceilings are very high. Thermic sensors see the heat emitted by humans and discard objects, even at great distances. It can be housed in a casing the same size as our infrared sensors, or included in a slim sensor bar that can be embedded in the ceiling so that is does integrates with its surroundings.
For entrances and zones where ceilings are lower, we can use our regular infrared sensors. All our counting technologies can be used together within the same visitor analysis system.
For large, complex networks like those found in museums, we opt to integrate in the existing Ethernet network. We use networking cards, IP conversion devices and hubs. This saves cabling on top of making the people counting data available from a computer connected to the network. Moreover, this creates the possibility of adding displays that show the number of persons having come in and out of the building.