Radio Physics is pleased to announce the global launch of Optracon, a stand-off threat detection solution. Optracon is a fully automated multi-sensor fusion solution for detecting concealed mass casualty threats at distances of up to 30m. Harvesting data from state-of-the-art radar, video analytics, LiDAR, machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to produce the world’s leading concealed threat detection solution. Following more than 18 months of development, greatly aided with the support of European Commission funding from a Horizon 2020 SME instrument grant. Performance trials The product has completed successful final trials, held recently at a sports stadium in Warsaw, Poland. Radio Physics is pleased to announce the performance of the technology greatly exceeded expectations and that of previous generation products, and Optracon™ has been released to the general market. Tracking people in crowds Optracon tracks people in crowds by merging modern 3D video analytics and LiDAR technologies Optracon tracks people in crowds by fusing modern 3D video analytics and LiDAR technologies to provide an intelligent multi-sensor digital understanding of groups and flows of people – as a collation of 3D objects with previous and forecast coordinate paths. Threat detection radar This contextual view provides both a human and machine-based view of people that can/should be, or already have been, scanned by Radio Physics mm-wave MiRTLE OM30 threat detection radar sensors. Each radar has its own boresight camera that uses the same video analytic software as the context setting overhead camera(s) to focus on relevant body areas for mm-wave scanning as well as post-scan tagging. If necessary, a direct drive gimbal moves the radar unit through either small or large angular rotations at speed to target and scan individuals within a region of interest. Authority statements Mark Pritchard, CCO said, “We are delighted with the launch of Optracon, it is exciting times at Radio Physics and are looking forward to working with our partners in the coming months on the many already identified opportunities across Europe and globally.” Gary King, CEO added, “We extend our sincere thanks to the European Commission and to our hosts and partners in Poland, without whose financial and logistical support this initiative would not have been possible”.
Radio Physics announce winning the security category in Prosegur’s “COME IN”, open innovation programme. From amongst the more than 190 start-ups from 33 different countries, the winning companies will receive support from the different units at Prosegur, one of Spain's top security multinational, to develop and implement their projects worldwide. Radio Physics, a renowned provider of stand-off concealed threat detection, is pleased to announce winning the security category of the challenge aimed at finding security solutions with non-invasive methods for busy spaces or events. The winning proposal comprised Radio Physics’, Optracon concealed threat detection solution, a sensor system that uses a combination of radar, VCA, LiDAR and machine learning for the remote detection of hidden threats such as weapons or explosive devices. Threat detection solution Their talent, combined with the enormous potential of Prosegur's technological innovation Mark Pritchard, CCO said: “We are looking forward to forging a strong relationship with Prosegur. Working together using our state-of-the-art threat detection solution, Optracon, and Prosegur’s global reach to develop and implement our solutions worldwide, in collaboration with Prosegur's business units and their customers.” In the words of Prosegur's Director of Innovation, José Daniel García Espinel, "the excellent response to the programme highlights the impetus of the start-up ecosystem. Their talent, combined with the enormous potential of Prosegur's technological innovation, have turned future security challenges into real projects that will reinvent the way we protect our environment." International experience and projection Furthermore, he referred to collaborative models as "in combination with Prosegur's international experience and projection, the formula for success to incorporate the external talent of start-ups and accelerate the "go to market" process, thus revolutionising the security sector."
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