Camgian Pushes AI to the Edge with MindOps™
STARKVILLE, MS – 15 May 2019 – Camgian, an award-winning developer of advanced sensor systems and technologies, announces that it will begin beta testing of its new artificial intelligence (AI) enabled optics platform called MindOps™. MindOps is a software platform that integrates custom machine vision algorithms and advanced object detection and recognition capabilities with camera systems. A key feature of the design is a novel architecture that supports flexible, distributed image processing operations at both the device and cloud levels. This approach includes the ability to develop, train and deploy custom machine vision algorithms and models for specific applications and target hardware platforms. The MindOps “edge-AI” approach significantly improves the scalability of field-deployed imaging systems while reducing communications bandwidth requirements, power consumption, and operator workload.
MindOps is currently undergoing development, testing and evaluation as part of Camgian’s Prowl® long-endurance ground surveillance platform, which includes a new compact, high resolution visual/infrared camera module for target imaging. Camgian’s Vice President of Defense Programs, D
oug “Goz” Gosney, said “MindOps is a huge increase in the capability that we provide to our most important customers…our nation’s warfighters. Prowl® provides real-time radar target tracking…MindOps shows you what it is!” While MindOps was designed and developed to support military special operations, opportunities exist to employ this technology across the Department of Defense as well as the commercial sector.
“MindOps is a great team effort among our AI, embedded, and application software teams to deliver AI to the battlefield,” says Camgian Chairman and CEO, Dr. Gary D. Butler. “Additionally, it is an example of how AI is enabling a new frontier of capabilities that will enhance the speed and quality of decision making of our warfighters to address the rapid pace of future threats.”
Camgian plans to demonstrate the initial MindOps capabilities at an upcoming Army Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) event. The TSOA project supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) to improve warfighter maneuver, survivability, and lethality.
Camgian is an award-winning developer of integrated sensing and analytical processing platforms that deliver real-time, actionable intelligence. Leveraging innovations in the areas of multi-sensing, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, Camgian is pioneering a new generation of intelligent machines that address key needs in the financial and national security markets.
Camgian has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US, Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America and Compass Intelligence as one of the world’s top companies in IoT innovation and execution. Moreover, ABI Research featured Camgian in their 2015 Hot Tech Innovators report, which identified the company as one of the world’s top tech start-ups for their pioneering work in IoT and edge computing. In their 2016 market report Fog Computing in IoT, Machina Research identified Camgian as one of the innovative IoT startups and notable companies pioneering fog computing. In 2017 Camgian was named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in IoT Edge Computing and the Industrial IoT Company of the Year in the 6th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards.
For more information on Camgian, please visit camgian.com.