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2014

  • 2014-10-21 MotionDSP in National Defense Magazine "As Defense, Intelligence Agencies Drown in Data, Technology Comes to the Rescue."

    There are more drones and satellites collecting video and imagery than ever before, and human analysts desperately need automated tools to find those needles in ever-expanding haystacks.“What do you do with all that imagery?” CEO, Sean Varah asks. “You have to use computer vision technology to extract information.”... read more.

  • 2014-10-10 MotionDSP CEO in Forbes: Drones in Hollywood: What Industry Is Next?

    For years, energy companies have been lobbying for commercial drone use to monitor power lines and pipelines. With footage from drones, oil and gas companies can quickly detect pipeline leaks and inspect offshore platforms or other dangerous areas without endangering employees or the environment, and ultimately minimizing cost and liability.... read more.

  • 2014-09-19 MotionDSP in National Defense: New Pentagon Rules Seek to Create Culture of Innovation

    The Defense Department pays contractors hundreds of millions of dollars to write government-owned software from scratch that becomes obsolete within months, while better and cheaper products already exist, MotionDSP CEO Sean Varah said. “Private funding is investing in commercial R&D and creating products, at no taxpayer cost.”... read more.

  • 2014-09-15 MotionDSP in Wired "Video: The Next Frontier for Big Data"

    Silicon Valley companies are building fleets of satellites that will record video for up to 90 seconds. How can we extract value from all this video, in the way that we do from other “big data” sources? To make video data into useful big data, we need true video analytics, powered by computer vision. ... read more.

  • 2014-07-24 Defense Daily features MotionDSP

    Military Video Surveillance Software To Launch Commercially, Following Civilian Drone Market “As commercial industries begin experimenting with drones and satellite imagery, CEO Sean Varah said he expects private firms to run into the “ultimate big data problem.” "Putting the drone up in the air is really just the beginning of the story; the story is really in the processing of the data,” he said.”... read more.

  • 2014-04-18 Exelis, MotionDSP Integrate Data Tech Tools

    Exelis and MotionDSP have integrated their respective data and image management products in an effort to help users access video feeds from a satellite or an airborne platform. The unified offering combines Exelis’ Jagwire web-based technology for managing geospatial information and MotionDSP’s Ikena software for processing images in real time.... read more.

2013

2012

  • 2012-12-11 MotionDSP featured in the Wall Street Journal: Rapid Innovation Fund

    MotionDSP's technology has been used by U.S. special operations forces, and the company believes its technology will be of use to the military long after the Afghan war is over. Grainy video run through the company's programs becomes much clearer, and the software can instantly convert a drone feed into a map of the area under observation.... read more.

  • 2012-08-15 MotionDSP restores lost Steve Jobs interview

    So how did MotionDSP manage to vastly improve a video’s quality? The “secret sauce” as Varah calls it, is its patented super-resolution-based image reconstruction. ... read more.

  • 2012-08-05 Defense News: Game Processors Could Master Intel Video Overload

      Customers can now use the Ikena software to process the video feed from a Predator UAV as the data is received, Varah said. That capability is far from common. “Many companies understand the promise of using graphics cards for image reconstruction, but we are shipping products today,” Varah said.  ... read more.

  • 2012-06-03 MotionDSP CEO Interviewed on "This Week in Defense News"

    MotionDSP CEO interviewed on advanced image processing for Full Motion Video (7 min)    Using commercial PC hardware and graphic chips (GPUs) originally designed for video games, MotionDSP's suite of advanced video processing algorithms improve the quality of video from ISR sensors, and help intelligence analysts "see" better, and deliver better information to the people on the ground. ... read more.

  • 2012-05-22 Federal News Radio interviews MotionDSP CEO

    Federal News Radio interviews MotionDSP CEO in report on "Buying commercial in DoD: Pentagon struggles to stay away from customization"  "The benefits of open standards and COTS is it lets companies focus on their strengths," he said. "We're a small company and we're experts in image processing. I don't particularly want to build my own silicon chips. I don't want to build transport mechanisms. I want to focus on making the best image processing software. If that means I've got to head to head with a competitor, fine. Game on." ... read more.

  • 2012-05-03 MotionDSP featured in Military.com "Drowning in Video, DoD Looks for High-Tech Help"

    "MotionDSP has developed video processing technology that can stabilize drone video imagery with a click of a mouse.  The process can also clear up any haze allowing analysts to clearly distinguish different people in the picture." ... read more.

  • 2012-04-24 Government Security News interviews MotionDSP CEO

    [The new rules for domestic UAV use], said Sean Varah, chief executive of MotionDSP, could usher in cost savings and better technology for an expanding audience for his company’s real-time image processing software. The software Varah’s company makes allows UAV operators and managers to get clearer and more precise images from cameras mounted on large “Predator” sized aircraft to the small, hand-held “Raven” models without changing cameras, or possibly even the computers that operate them.   ... read more.

  • 2012-03-23 MotionDSP CEO to present at the IDGA Full Motion Video for Defense Summit

    Sean Varah, MotionDSP CEO, will speak on Real-time FMV/WAMI image processing at the IDGA Full Motion Video for Defense Summit scheduled for April 23-25, 2012 in Washington, DC. Members from the DoD and private sector will convene this April to discuss the growing demand for full motion video in intelligence operations and gain an understanding on how to overcome current challenges. ... read more.

  • 2012-03-01 Military Aerospace Magazine: GPU-accelerated processing

    MotionDSP's Ikena ISR software featured in the "Modern Microprocessor" article on COTS computing. "MotionDSP's innovative image processing uses NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to accelerate full motion video (FMV) image processing." ... read more.

  • 2012-01-20 The Investigator: From Drones to Mobile Phones

      MotionDSP is featured in "The Investigator" Magazine. See page 52 "The new technique used by Ikena is called ‘Reconstruction-based super-resolution’ and . . . the end result is a clearer image. " ... read more.

2011

  • 2011-10-24 Homeland Security Today: MotionDSP Taps AMD OpenCL

    From Homeland Security Today.  "AMD, Austin, Texas, a semiconductor firm, has announced that Motion DSP, Burlingame, Calif., a developer of public safety software, has optimized its Ikena ISR real-time video reconstruction software for  Open CL and AMD technology." ... read more.