MotionDSP and PV Labs partner to analyze and track ultra wide area imagery for government and commercial markets

MotionDSP 112MotionDSP, a Burlingame, CA-based provider of image processing and computer vision software, and PV Labs Inc., an advanced imaging solutions company specializing in the design and development of turnkey aerial imaging systems, announced on February 25 a partnership to provide high-end video capture and analysis capabilities for Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI).

The upcoming demonstration will enable a Canadian government agency to evaluate the utility of Wide Area Motion Imagery and state of the art tracking tools for foreign and domestic operations

“The combination of PV Lab’s new sensor technology and our Ikena WAMI software provides a big data product from imagery that is impossible to achieve with human analysts alone,” said MotionDSP CEO and founder, Sean Varah. “Take, for example, traffic patterns. PV Labs can take hours of aerial data, and, using our software, they can quickly extract what is happening, automatically detecting and tracking hundreds of moving vehicles and pedestrians with high accuracy. With this new information, we can apply big data solutions to solve traffic problems over an entire municipality.”

Video plays an important role in our lives, from identifying a suspect in a robbery to finding the source of a forest fire. MotionDSP software provides expert analysts with the ability to use data in the video pixels to gain valuable insights about what is happening around the world. Working with wide area imagery at such high resolution provides the ability to see precisely what is occurring, through the use of satellite video.

“Industries such as law enforcement, search and rescue, and oil & gas will benefit greatly from this combined technology,” said Declan Keogh, VP of PV Labs. “Imagine, from the news we watch every day, the lives and resources that can be saved. From finding missing airliners in vast oceans, to tracking Amber Alert cars, to pinpointing pipeline leaks. Video is the future, and being able to mine video data, especially in real-time, is critical.”

Source: MotionDSP