RedShift and Imagize announce IR fusion partnership
MARCH 21--RedShift Systems (Burlington, MA, USA; www.redshiftsystems.com), a developer of optical thermal-imaging solutions, and Imagize (www.imagizellc.com), a Berkeley, CA, USA-based provider of fusion system-on-a-chip technology, will collaborate to design and build affordable IR fusion camera solutions for security and other markets.
MARCH 21--RedShift Systems (Burlington, MA, USA; www.redshiftsystems.com), a developer of optical thermal-imaging solutions, and Imagize (www.imagizellc.com), a Berkeley, CA, USA-based provider of fusion system-on-a-chip technology, will collaborate to design and build affordable IR fusion camera solutions for security and other markets. RedShift will contribute its optical thermal-imaging-based Thermal Light Valve (TLV) technology, and Imagize will offer its technology that intelligently fuses thermal and visible imagery on a pixel-by-pixel basis in a small, low-power, lightweight package. The companies will work together in 2007 to deliver IR fusion solutions for security and surveillance applications where true 24/7 day/night situational awareness is desired.
RedShift's TLV enables a new generation of affordable IR imaging devices that will rapidly expand the market for thermal imaging. Imagize's fusion system-on-a-chip solutions have been developed over a decade and are supported by the US Office of Naval Research and other leading technology organizations. Initial applications include area surveillance and asset protection, such as parking-lot security, corporate or educational campus security, and any environment where area situational awareness is needed.
The combination of thermal and visible imagery ensures early and accurate detection, as well as full identification, in even the most hostile environments--darkness, fog, smoke, shadows, and severe weather. In addition, built-in motion-tracking capability can add an even higher level of awareness and be used to reliably trigger recording equipment and generate operator alarms to notify security personnel about a live incident. Now, every security guard, corporate campus, or perimeter can be protected with world-class fusion performance.
"Imagize provides additional expertise that enables us to make progress toward our goal of providing IR imagery for everyone," said Stuart Nixdorff, cofounder and vice president of business development at RedShift Systems. "Working together with Imagize we are now better positioned to expand thermal imaging aggressively into the commercial security market that has been unable to afford current expensive military-grade solutions."