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Project EdgeCam

In EdgeCam, IMMS provides the smart communications between cameras of a virtual safety zone for truck cranes.

In EdgeCAM, we are working with our partner emsys GmbH on the development of a virtual safety zone around mobile cranes. Virtual safety zones have so far only existed in the form of light barriers or with the help of additional hardware that endangered persons have to carry with them. This makes them difficult to use in mobile applications. This is especially true for truck-mounted loading cranes, which are often used on-site by customers, where it is not possible to tag passers-by beforehand.

Therefore, we are developing a solution in which several networked multi-cameras work together to establish the safety zone and warn the crane operator of potential hazards. To achieve this, emsys and IMMS are initially developing a modular hardware platform that will be set up with different cameras and communications modules. The goal is to smartly select from different communications options the one that is most suitable at the respective location and for the current task.

Acronym / Name:

EdgeCam / Wireless Multi Camera based Video Surveillance integrated into an Edge/Cloud Context

Duration:2020 – 2023


Environmental monitoring and smart city applications|Vehicle equipment supplier| crane manufacturer| public transport

Research field:Smart distributed measurement and test systems

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Dr.-Ing. Tino Hutschenreuther

Head of System Design

tino.hutschenreuther(at) (0) 3677 874 93 40

Dr. Tino Hutschenreuther will answer your questions on our research in Smart distributed measurement and test systems and the related core topics Analysis of distributed IoT systems, Embedded AI and Real-time data processing and communications, on the lead applications Adaptive edge AI systems for industrial application and IoT systems for cooperative environmental monitoring as well as on the range of services for the development of embedded systems.


The EdgeCam project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) / Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag under the reference KK5048101GR0.

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