HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every month, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) stream tens of thousands of hours of live video to intelligence analysts and commanders. To help manage this deluge of video and sensor data, Intergraph has introduced its Motion Video Exploitation solution that enables analysts to geospatially integrate video with multiple intelligence sources to provide unprecedented situational awareness and strategic decision making capabilities.
Intergraph’s Motion Video Exploitation solution fuses and displays video data, including data from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with satellite imagery and geo-intelligence, delivering an exceptional level of actionable intelligence in real time.
This latest addition to Intergraph’s suite of geospatially powered solutions supports military and civilian agencies’ intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance activities by providing an end-to-end workflow for collecting, extracting, analyzing and maximizing video data sources. The Motion Video Exploitation solution also allows for the storage of video so that it can be queried with all other geo-referenced enterprise content, allowing it to be easily located and utilized at a later date.
Using DVR-like controls, defense and intelligence analysts can easily collect, manage, store and distribute video on an enterprise-wide basis. It also correlates annotations and clipmarks within a video and conducts queries based on those annotations. Intergraph’s Video Analyst application, a core technology in the Motion Video Exploitation solution, has been proven in years of public safety and security service. The application enables real-time video enhancements and corrections, such as stabilization, removing atmospheric distortions and correcting for shadows, to improve video quality acquired from aerial platforms.
The motion video exploitation technology can detect change between frames and direct an analyst to a specific point of interest within the video. The solution also enables advanced analysis by fusing aerial motion video with other intelligence sources such as satellite or ground-based imagery, and sensor data with 3D modeling and simulation capability. Based on open industry standards, Intergraph’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Motion Video solution promotes multi-agency interoperability and fusion of data from numerous disparate sources.
"Mining hours of video for several seconds of valuable data is like looking for a needle in the haystack- and in many cases that needle is a planted IED or a land mine," said Lindsay Voss, Frost & Sullivan aerospace and defense industry analyst. "Intergraph’s Motion Exploitation Solution can help analysts geo-reference and manage the ever-growing volume of video and sensor data from UAS to facilitate decision-making."
The Intergraph motion video solution incorporates EchoStorm’s adLib video and data management software to facilitate the ingestion and reading of video from UAS. Once the video is collected and read by the EchoStorm solution, it is distributed into Intergraph’s geospatial content management application in near-real time, empowering analysts with an up-to-the-minute view of the situation on the ground. According to Jason Barton, co-founder of EchoStorm, "Intergraph’s Motion Video Exploitation solution, together with EchoStorm’s adLib software, enables analysts to receive and access new levels of information, resulting in increased situational awareness."
"Defense and intelligence agencies worldwide rely on Intergraph’s open geospatial intelligence solutions to create and exploit highly accurate visual representations for actionable intelligence and situational awareness," said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "By uniting Intergraph’s extensive experience in geospatial data fusion and our vast expertise in forensic video analysis, we are able to offer our customers an unprecedented video analysis capability. The Intergraph Motion Video Exploitation solution ultimately maximizes warfighter efficiency by providing real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence."
Intergraph’s motion video solution, as well as the full suite of Intergraph defense and intelligence technologies, is on display in Booth #739 at the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Tex. from Oct. 18-21, 2009.
About EchoStorm Worldwide LLC
EchoStorm Worldwide LLC is the global leader in innovative video and data management technology for military, government, and commercial applications. A subsidiary of Earl Industries LLC, EchoStorm is headquartered in Suffolk, Va. EchoStorm provides a suite of secure, net-centric technology that enables users to capture, manage, and disseminate images, data, and full-motion video in near real time as well as address the common issues involved with system interoperability and bandwidth. For more information about EchoStorm, visit www.echostorm.net.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
Intergraph Introduces Motion Video Exploitation Solution for Increased Real-Time Situational Awarene
October 20, 2009