From smart lights to vision processing

August 22, 2016 // By Julien Happich
A provider of IoT platform solutions, including lighting management solutions for smart cities, Sensity Systems Inc. has acquired embedded software and configurable processor solutions provider Eutecus.

“We realized very early that video would be the most powerful sensor for delivering actionable, real-time information to Smart City applications,” said Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sensity Systems. “To capitalize on this opportunity, we formed a relationship with Eutecus three years ago to help build the world’s first Smart City Vision System and integrate it into our NetSense platform. Today, we are leading with 42 Smart City installations worldwide, and this success would not have been possible without the Eutecus technology. We are pleased to have Eutecus join us and build on our long-term strategy.”

Sensity’s approach to public safety and security, traffic management and parking leverages the lighting infrastructure and incorporates distributed storage and processing, multi-sensory analytics, and a pervasive sensory network to improve these applications and services.

By combining Sensity’s technology and Eutecus’ computer vision system, the NetSense platform is able to convert raw video at the edge into real-time for actionable information, so that vast amounts of high-definition (HD) video does not need to be transmitted over wireless networks to a human-monitored, centralized location for processing.

As a result, Sensity is able to bridge the gap between cost and functionality while achieving a broad implementation of visual sensors. Eutecus’ in-vehicle vision systems and solutions also enable extending Sensity’s intelligent lighting network to a collaborative dynamic infrastructure, further improving scene understanding and event interpretation for future applications.

“The Eutecus team is excited to be part of Sensity,” said Csaba Rekeczky, CEO and President of Eutecus, who has joined Sensity as Vice President of Advanced Analytics and Vision Systems. “We’ve been at the forefront of research and development of neuromorphic and bio-inspired computing technology for embedded vision solutions, powering a range of industrial and automotive applications. Our team and technology solutions augment Sensity’s leadership in Smart Cities.”

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