Lockheed teams with broadcast giant Harris for analytics

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

HERNDON, Va. and DENVER--Lockheed Martin and Harris Corporation have signed a collaboration agreement to develop next-generation technologies for managing and analyzing full-motion video intelligence. The two companies will use their collective expertise and resources to create new video analysis solutions for defense, intelligence and commercial customers.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries, with annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees. In 2007, Harris released its Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine, or FAME, which integrates video, chat, and audio directly into the video stream. Lockheed Martin recently debuted Audacity, a video analytics engine that tags, sorts and catalogues digital footage. Audacity includes integrated intelligence tools such as video mosaic creation, facial recognition, object tracking and smart auto-alerts based around geospatial areas of interest.

While Harris has not traditionally been active in the security space, the company last year began a military and government summit at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, and grew that summit into a three-day seminar that's ongoing now at this year's NAB show.

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