Overview

Lumeo is a no-code video analytics platform that enables you to rapidly design, deploy, and monitor custom video analytics and other vision-AI enabled applications.

This document provides you with an overview of how Lumeo works, the major building blocks you will use to build a vision-enabled application, and where to find things.

Ps. If you want to just skip over to all the action, check out the Getting Started Guide which walks you through building your first application in minutes!

Key Concepts

Your Lumeo account is organized as follows -

Your Lumeo Account
    |-> Organizations
        |-> Applications
            |-> Pipelines
            |-> Analytics Library (Solution templates & AI Models)
            |-> Gateways
            |-> Sources - Cameras & Streams
            |-> Deployments

Key terms

  • Account : The Lumeo user account, tied to an email address.

  • Organization : Organizations are the top level container within Lumeo. Organizations are owned by an Account and can have many Accounts with access to it. Organizations are not visible in the Console at the moment, but a unique one is automatically created for each Account as a part of the onboarding process.

  • Application : An Application (aka Solution) is a container for a use-case, and contains Cameras, Gateways, Pipelines, etc. An Organization can contain multiple Applications, and a default Application is created when you sign up.

  • Pipeline : A flexible, cloud-managed, video pipeline that can route, process, store and transform video and images at the edge or in the cloud. A Pipeline is made up of one or more Nodes which can receive Video from Cameras & Streams, process it, and output files, Streams or metadata to your application. Pipelines run on a variety of edge devices (aka Gateways) with support for accelerated inferencing.

  • AI Models : Deep Neural Network models for vision use cases such as detecting people, vehicles, etc. AI Models are used in Pipelines to infer on video, and the inference output can be visualized on the stream or sent to your application using other Pipeline Nodes. Lumeo provides you with a set of curated Models for common use cases, or you can upload your own models in a variety of popular formats (TensorFlow, PyTorch, ONNX, etc.).

  • Solution Templates : Solution templates are ready-to-use pipelines that you can replicate and then completely modify as per your needs. They provide a fast route to getting started with common use cases such as Overtime parking monitoring, Mask detection and blur, etc. and learning how Lumeo Pipelines work.

  • Gateway : A Gateway is a compute device that can execute a Pipeline and process video from Streams, IP Cameras on the same network, or attached USB cameras.

  • Camera : IP (Security) Cameras, and USB & CSI Cameras attached to Gateways. Lumeo lets you manage them centrally and process video from them. Cameras can be discovered and managed using any Gateway that can access those Cameras.

  • Stream : A video stream originating from a Camera, NVR or another source, or an output stream generated by a Pipeline. For IP Cameras that you manage using Lumeo, Streams are automatically created and managed for you. You can also configure RTSP and HTTP input streams to use in a Pipeline. Output Streams can be embedded in your application or public website.

  • Deployment : Deploying a Pipeline creates a Pipeline Deployment, which represents a stream of processing.

  • Lumeo API : Lumeo's REST API that lets you integrate Lumeo's capabilities within your application.

  • Lumeo Console : Lumeo's web based management and provisioning Console that lets you easily design, deploy and monitor your vision solution.

Using Lumeo

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This diagram describes the architecture of a typical vision solution built using Lumeo. It consists of the following components:

  • an edge system (on-site cameras + on-site Gateway running Lumeo) to access and process video locally
  • Lumeo's cloud services that let you provision and manage this solution via the Lumeo API
  • Lumeo Console which is a web based interface to design, deploy and monitor your vision solution.

Console

If you are just getting started, you should head over to the Lumeo Console, which enables you to easily design & deploy Pipelines, manage Gateways, Cameras and Streams, and view the output of your Pipelines from the web.

API

Lumeo is an API-first service, which means anything you can do with the Console, you can do via the API.


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