Companies Combine Video Analysis Software to Meet Customer Demands

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Companies Combine Video Analysis Software to Meet Customer Demands


* General Dynamics Mediaware and Sentient Vision Systems are integrating their video processing and target detection technologies in hopes of saving customers time and money.

Company officials noticed several Australian and South American military clients who used both General Dynamics's D-VEX software, which helps analysts manage live or recorded video from sensors and drones, and Sentient's Kestrel Moving Target Indication (MTI) software that identifies small or hard-to-see objects in electro-optic or infrared video, said Kevin Moore, chief technology officer of General Dynamics Mediaware.

Operators originally had to move back and forth between screens while using both programs, making it more difficult to quickly spot targets. By partnering those systems, analysts will be able to use them on the same screen.

"Over the next couple of months, these customers are looking to begin operational trials of D-VEX combined with the Kestrel Moving Target Indication plug-in," Moore said in an email. "Using D-VEX with the plug-in reduces the number of systems to maintain, as well as the number of screens analysts need to look at. …

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