Intel to Acquire Computer Vision Leader Mobileye

Intel and Mobileye announced on 13 March that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Intel will acquire Mobileye. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and remaining ordinary shares of Mobileye for USD63.54 per share in cash. This represents a fully diluted equity value of approximately USD15.3 billion and an enterprise value of USD14.7 billion. The acquisition will couple the best-in-class technologies from both companies, including Intel’s high-performance computing and connectivity expertise and Mobileye’s leading computer vision expertise to create automated driving solutions from the... (read more)
2017-03-20 11:29:22

Photogrammetric Computer Vision: Call for Papers

In conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014, the ISPRS Technical Commission III Symposium 'Photogrammetric Computer Vision' (PCV 2014) will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, from 5-7 September. The organisation is looking forward to welcoming researchers in photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision, image analysis and related fields, to present and discuss their work. A single-track programme with keynote talks, oral and poster presentations will provide ample opportunities for scientific exchange and discussion. PCV 2014 invites submissions of high-quality research results as either full papers or abstracts. The full paper submission deadline has already passed. Abstract submissions provide... (read more)
2014-05-26 09:55:49

How Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence Boost Mapping

Reflecting the migration of people from rural areas to cities, the need to monitor and maintain urban spaces and corridors – both outdoors and in – is expanding. Automation of (3D) mapping of such spaces from overlapping digital images and Lidar point clouds has heavily benefited from fundamental research in the realms of computer vision and artificial intelligence. Recently, robotics has been added to this series as a powerful engine for driving further new developments in automatic mapping. In robotics, one is faced with the problem of determining the path of a robot through a room, shopping mall or other... (read more)
2014-04-01 03:14:54

Image Sensors Bring Computer Vision to Google's Project Tango

OmniVision, a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, is working with Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team to develop groundbreaking vision-based mobile devices capable of tracking and mapping environments and motion in 3D. As part of the collaboration, OmniVision's new OV4682 and OV7251 image sensors provide high-performance imaging functionality to the project's Android-based smartphone and development kit. Project Tango aims to fundamentally change the way our mobile devices interact with the physical world by tracking and mapping the full 3D motion of this device in relation to its environment. As such, high-performance computer vision is the crux of... (read more)
2014-03-05 08:54:32

Rugged Tablet Computer

Ultra-rugged, full-featured and lightweight, Yuma provides a 7" touch screen, an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, a solid-state hard drive, two digital cameras and integrated WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Even with the two hot-swappable batteries the Yuma weighs 1.2kg.     The Yuma rugged tablet computer is IP67-rated. MIL-STD-810F spcifications ensure that your Yuma rugged tablet computer survives bitter cold, blistering heat and everything in between.     (read more)
2009-10-20 09:15:34

Supervisor+ GPS Tablet Computer

The SuperG, the Carlson Supervisor+ GPS Tablet, has been introduced. Carlson's Supervisor tablet computer, a rugged tablet PC that can be used anywhere, has been upgraded to include an integrated high-precision GNSS receiver and to provide wireless support for Bluetooth, 802.11, GSM, GPRS and CDMA.       The Carlson Supervisor is designed to work on more total stations, robots, GPS systems than any other solution. Both the Carlson Supervisor tablet and the new SuperG offer the industry's largest data collector screen, seven inches, that is sunlight viewable. They also supply the industry's fastest data collector processor with 64Gb of... (read more)
2012-01-25 02:34:04

Affordable Rugged Handheld Computer

Geneq from Canada has launched the SXPad, a rugged handheld computer with advanced features for GPS/GIS data collection that is built for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from federal/state/local government, water/electric/gas utilities, and transportation to mining, agriculture, and forestry.   With its waterproof seal and surviving one metre drops to concrete, the SXPad is built tough to survive outdoors. Its 3.7" colour screen (full VGA) is according to Geneq the sharpest outdoor-viewable, transflective touch screen technology available, allowing users to display the highest resolution aerial photographs and richest GIS data in bright, outdoor sunlight. The SXPad works in extreme... (read more)
2012-02-28 09:09:48

2009 Technology Vision Award

For the second time in 2009, Topcon Tierra has been honored with a construction industry award. The latest award received was the Constructech Magazine's Silver Vision Award. Earlier this year, Topcon Tierra also won the M2M (Machine to Machine) Value Chain Award for the construction category.     ‘Topcon's Tierra telematics solution uses advanced GPS technology and a simple back-office, web-based communications system to reduce costs and increase productivity essential elements in today's competitive construction environment,' according to Mark S. Bittner, senior vice president and general manager for Topcon's Telematics Business Unit.   T.J. Lambrecht Construction as a collaborative partner... (read more)
2009-10-13 10:09:33

Topcon FC-200 Field Computer

Topcon Europe Positioning B.V. (The Netherlands) has released a new field computer: the FC-200, using the Intel X-Scale 520 MHz processor. The FC-200 comes with the Windows CE operating system built in and can run a variety of Windows-based applications such Microsoft Wordpad, Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft Media Player and Internet Explorer. By connecting the Topcon FC-200 field computer to a cell phone, direct Internet access is established. Data is accessible via one of the two card slots; Compact Flash- and SD Media-slots are built in. Besides data-transfer via data-cards, direct serial and USB or Bluetooth makes it possible to communicate... (read more)
2007-01-09 03:18:24

Trimble/Panasonic Computer Solutions Company

Trimble and Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers, have announced that they will provide utilities with a bundled offering specifically for utility field workers. The combination of the reliable Toughbook notebooks and Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXT and ProXH Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers is an ideal asset management solution for mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and CAD applications. Mobile workforces locating buried assets, mapping telecom and broadband assets or managing pipeline integrity can rely on the fully-rugged Panasonic Toughbook laptops and Trimble's GPS Pathfinder ProXT and ProXH receivers to provide reliable positioning and asset feature information... (read more)
2008-10-14 09:31:08
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