RedShift Systems, a leading developer of optical thermal imaging solutions, and Imagize LLC, a Berkeley, Calif.-based provider of fusion system-on-a-chip technology, on March 20 announced their collaborative effort to design and build the world’s first truly affordable infrared fusion camera solutions for security and other markets. RedShift contributes its optical thermal imaging-based Thermal Light Valve (TLV) technology and Imagize capitalizes on its unique technology which intelligently fuses thermal and visible imagery on a pixel-by-pixel basis in a small-size, low-power and lightweight package. The companies will work together in 2007 to deliver breakthrough 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 infrared 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 supported by the 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.