Formed in 2017, One Big Circle is a Bristol-based SME providing “Intelligent Video” solutions.
As technical pioneers, we focus on solving real-world industry problems by fusing new technology in the field of Video, IoT, Cloud, and AI providing high-quality robust end-to-end solutions which allow our customers to dramatically improve their operational efficiency and safety.
In response to challenges in the rail environment, we created AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review), the award-winning system that provides digital inspection capability and more, enabling experts from any rail discipline to monitor the lineside environment remotely and safely.
AIVR continually captures video from across the rail network and makes it instantly accessible securely in the cloud so you can easily monitor the lineside environment, enabling rapid response to changes & helping you and your teams work smarter and safer.
AIVR is a rapidly deployable end-to-end system providing instantly accessible video for visual review and Machine Learning. Built for critical and challenging environments, AIVR enables you to monitor and manage your environment remotely and safely.
Throughout the last year, AIVR has been used by a wide range of disciplines, from Track Worker Safety to Overhead Line Equipment monitoring, from Vegetation Management to Signal Sighting to Telecoms, and for locating assets and identifying obstacles, safe access, graffiti and electrical faults on the third rail. This has not only helped overcome social and travel restrictions but increased Track Worker Safety by significantly reducing Boots on Ballast and reduced the carbon footprint of travel to site.
Users can easily access and navigate the dashboard using only their web browser and their secure credentials, and can access digital tools which allows them to locate, measure, mark up and analyse images whilst also carrying out sighting, reporting, and sharing within and across teams and groups.
Work Safer and Smarter with AIVR
For each hour that an AIVR user monitors data online, it is estimated that they save an eight hour site visit or cab ride with all the accompanying time and risk of travel, and safety risks of being trackside when it could be avoided. As a result, AIVR is predicted to reduce site visits by 40% and will help reach the target of removing all red zone site work by providing up-to-date site data instead.
Since mid 2020, over 1,550 users have been provided licences, been onboarded remotely and are accessing AIVR across the UK. Time spent on the Dashboard reviewing and analysing data by all these users amounts to 47,000 hours to date, potentially saving over 380,000 hours of time on-site.
Every boot that is removed from the ballast, as a result of this data, keeps people safer, and every metre of track that can be intelligently monitored remotely keeps passengers and freight safely on the move, whilst making maintenance and fault detection easier.