Wide Area Motion Imagery Software for Commercial Drones Launched

MotionDSP, a provider of video analytics software, has announced the commercial availability of its IKENA WAMI (Wide Area Motion Imagery) software suite, providing the private sector the ability to rapidly scan and analyze footage of large areas taken from drones, as well as fixed or satellite cameras.

Although it was originally developed with commercial applications in mind, IKENA WAMI was identified by the U.S. armed forces as a solution that could provide real-time, advanced intelligence from video captures of large areas of terrain.

However, this type of technology and its capabilities will become increasingly important in the private sector as the market for commercial satellites and drones continues to grow, the company says.

‘IKENA WAMI provides a whole new level of analytics and insight to images and video with its ability to track the movement of even the smallest objects with very high accuracy,’ says Sean Varah, CEO and founder of MotionDSP.

‘Our solution is a perfect fit to help reap the value of new wide-area satellite or drone data that's generated for commercial use because our software can accurately extract data from tens of square kilometers of visual data in real time,” Varah adds.

IKENA WAMI can identify and analyze – in milliseconds – objects in shadow, through cloud cover and over constrained networks. This means observers can more effectively view individuals and assets over large areas of land or sea, including traffic patterns, wildfire hotspots, wildlife migrations, disaster sites and remote areas, according to MotionDSP.


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