The SNC-DM160 is a megapixel network mini-dome camera that offers intelligent video analytics, based on the Sony distributed enhanced processing architecture (DEPA) platform. DEPA is a distributed video analytic technology that splits image processing between camera and recorder. The combined function of the intelligence built into the camera and rules/filters determines which images to record or when an alarm should be triggered. Using the network camera Intelligent Motion Detection (IMD) function, "tagged" objects and their associated metadata, including object position, are sent either to the NSR Series recorder or the IMZ-RS400 Series software. These products then use the metadata, together with filters, to analyze object movement and to perform a predefined action, such as image recording or alarm triggering. This method of distributed processing minimizes server workload, network bandwidth and storage requirements.