One of my favorite ISC West Discoveriis

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04/08/2008
This might not be practical for most of you, but Vumii's night vision solution is pretty neat so I wanted to elaborate a bit on it. Essentially, Discoverii looks like a pair of cameras side by side, but one of the housings actually has inside of it a laser beam that the camera beside it can see like a spotlight. The naked eye sees nothing, but the camera can read the names of boats 2 kilometers out on the ocean in total blackness. I was impressed. Below is a link to a video that also shows off the Sensorii program, which is software that takes a PTZ camera and takes thousands of individual pictures to create a 360-degree map that correlates with the video you're viewing so that you can always know where you are in a scene. Plus, you can create preset spots on the map for a sort of virtual tour process. The software is available separately, too. Here's the demonstration: Here's a YouTube video without the Sensorii (still pretty impressive):

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[...] CEO of Vumii, a company with technology that makes me go, “Wow.” I wrote about him here, after ISC last year. Basically, the wow part is that Vumii makes a laser-based night-vision camera [...]

[...] Foster, CEO of Vumii, a company with technology that makes me go, “Wow.” I wrote about him here, after ISC last year. Basically, the wow part is that Vumii makes a laser-based night-vision camera [...]