MOVING TARGET
INDICATION

Panoptes is a ground-based surveillance software that
automatically detects movement in electro-optical
(EO) and infrared (IR) full motion video (FMV) imagery
captured by platforms such as stationary vehicles and
surveillance towers.

Panoptes

With the rise of attacks on infrastructure assets such as gas and oil pipelines, insurgent
activity in war zones and national security threats, the need to improve situational awareness
and increase protection of military and commercial sites and borders has steadily grown.

Panoptes Autonomous Detection Systems, developed by Sentient Vision Systems and distributed and implemented by ISDS, have been deployed across a number of mine sites across the African continent. At these sites there has been an increase in the number of arrests by in some cases up to 20 times, and a reduction in surface level ore losses by as much as 90%.

The system processes the real-time video feed from a stationary, panoramic or fixed camera. As the camera surveils the area of observation, Panoptes automatically detects moving objects in the camera’s field of view, usually invisible to the eye.

Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

The software enhances ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions by:

Automatically detecting and
cueing operators to small
moving objects, such as vehicles
or people, by indicating them on
the viewing screen.

Detecting objects down to a
few pixels, facilitating the
efficient observation of larger
surveillance areas.

Reliably detecting objects over
long missions, thereby reducing
potential operator fatigue that
can result from continuous
observation of surveillance video.

Application Areas

Panoptes’ capability to detect moving and stationary objects at great
distances allows for rapid response to emerging threats and can be used for
these (among other) applications:

Industrial site
protection

Mine site
security

Overwatch of
concealed
enemy traffic
routes

Route
reconnaissance

Sniping and
counter-sniping
operations

Threat detection
from vehicle
sensors

Route
reconnaissance

Sniping and
counter-sniping
operations

Threat detection
from vehicle
sensors

Application Arenas

Video-analytic software has radically transformed the potential uses of surveillance
technology. The number and type of functions have become dramatically deeper and more
varied. These are some of the key application arenas in the local and regional context.

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