PRESS RELEASE: MotionDSP Highlights Latest Release of Ikena Forensic Video Enhancement Technology at CES 2010
Adds Significant Upgrades in Speed, Functionality, and Processing Quality
LAS VEGAS, NV —January 9, 2010— (Virtual Press Office) - MotionDSP Inc., a pioneer in advancing video forensics and image enhancement technology, announced today it will highlight the latest version of its revolutionary Ikena® product this week at NVIDIA's® CES booth, South Hall 4, #35912. Ikena Version 1.4 is a Windows®-based application for video forensics and video enhancement that automates the entire enhancement process. With minimal training, users can produce meaningful results in less than a minute.
Ikena Version 1.4 builds on the innovative technologies, ease of use, and cost savings that made the previous version the video forensics solution of choice by the US Secret Service, London Met Police (Scotland Yard), US military, and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world. With the new Ikena, users will benefit from significant upgrades in speed, functionality, and processing quality.
MotionDSP’s Ikena products have the unique ability to actually increase resolution and remove video noise artifacts while providing the most advanced image stabilization available today. The software is able to enhance traditional surveillance video footage as well as video from modern sources such as cell phones, security cameras, and YouTube®.
“What sets Ikena apart from the competition is, unlike software that uses frame-averaging techniques, Ikena can extract detail from scenes with movement: both moving and non-moving objects and complex scenes that combine both camera and object motion,” explained Dr. Sean Varah, CEO of MotionDSP. “To enhance a frame of video, MotionDSP's patented super-resolution algorithms analyze multiple neighboring frames and choose the best pixels to literally reconstruct a higher-resolution version of the original. This results in the ability to ’scale-up’ a small video to a larger size while adding new detail and significantly reducing video compression artifacts.”
Ikena runs on Windows® PCs and can be used on a laptop in the field or a lab desktop system without requiring any additional hardware or software. Users can quickly and easily enhance a selected region or a specific time segment of the original image to view faces, identify objects, and read license plates. They can also preview enhancements and can save high‐resolution stills and enhanced videos to disc.
MotionDSP also offers Ikena Live--a powerful, real-time version of Ikena, accelerated by CUDA-enabled NVIDIA graphics processors--for use in enhancing live video feeds from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), video surveillance installations, and municipal CCTV transportation.
See examples on the MotionDSP website of how Ikena's super-resolution technology adds detail, removes video noise, and stabilizes video.
Version 1.4 of MotionDSP’s Ikena is available now through MotionDSP and its authorized resellers: Carahsoft, a leading US Government IT solutions provider; Matek Business Media Ltd., in the United Kingdom and Europe; and UpMarket Inc., in Canada. GSA pricing is available through Carahsoft. Both products include 1‐year O+M. A 30‐day trial is available.
MotionDSP is a leading innovator in digital video enhancement. MotionDSP's next-generation software vastly improves the quality of video captured by a wide range of devices – from surveillance cameras to mobile phones. The company's video forensics technology is profiled at http://www.motiondsp.com.
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MotionDSP and Ikena are trademarks of MotionDSP, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
(First posted on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 13:41 EST)