Image retention and information security system

  • US 5,751,345 A
  • Filed: 01/08/1997
  • Issued: 05/12/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A video image acquisition and information system for use in conjunction with a transaction machine which produces selected data upon occurrence of a transaction, comprising:

  • a plurality of video cameras corresponding respectively to said transaction machines,a controller coupled to receive the data outputs from said transaction machines,a video switch having a plurality of inputs connected to said video cameras and having a video output, said video switch coupled to receive a command from said controller to connect a selected one of said video cameras to said video output of said video switch,an image digitizer connected to said controller and to said output of said video switch for producing a digital video frame image in response to a command from said controller,a plurality of digital data records each corresponding to one of said transactions and including said selected data,a respective digital image file for each of said digital video frame images, anda digital storage connected to said controller for storing in said digital storage a plurality of said digital image files together with a plurality of said digital data files each of which is associated with a respective one of said stored digital image files wherein each associated pair of one of said data records and one of said image files has a respective unique identifier that is stored in both the data record and the image file of an associated pair.

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