INFOTECH North America and Reflected Light Science have begun commercial production of the Detail Enhancement Filter (DEF) technology. It works with real time images and video feeds as well as existing data. It is a plug and play hardware solution that allows details which are not viewable in a scene to be examined without out altering the source.
It has great implications for security and surveillance application at schools, hospitals, churches, public buildings, highways, bridges and military bases. It is also being used in the biomedical image community to reduce the number of images required for diagnosis and can lower the exposure to radiation for the patients and health care workers alike.
Any images that are contain content that is either too bright or dark, or has details obscured by rain, fog, snow or atmosphere can be corrected in real time. It is manufactured in the US and we are looking for market segment partners as end users or distributors of the technology.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.