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Cognitech Announces the Spanish language Tri-Suite14 software release!

Cognitech Releases Complete Spanish Edition of Forensic Video and 360 Crime Scene Photogrammetry Tri-Suite14 Software and 3-Volume Manual Set in Spanish.

 

Spanish Language Cogni ComputCloud Training is also announced.

 

Cognitech, Inc. is thrilled to announce the Release of Spanish Edition of the most current version of Cognitech Forensic Video and 3-D 360 Crime Scene Photogrammetry Tri-Suite14 software with 3-Volume Manuals Set in Spanish Language. The Spanish Edition has the same complete features set, the same functionality and the same GUI as the English language Tri-Suite14 software latest version  (please see Cognitech’s Tri-Suite14 Features List). All Cognitech end-user with the current Annual Support status are eligible to receive this Spanish Version Release free of charge immediately.

 

In addition, Cognitech will be conducting regular Spanish Language ComputCloud Training Courses in Forensic Video and 3-D 360 Crime Scene Photogrammetry for the End-Users.

 

Cognitech’s CEO, Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the Spanish software release, “There are 400 million Spanish Language native speakers in the world. We are excited to release the complete Spanish Edition of world-renown Cognitech Tri-Suite14 software with the accompanying 700 pages, 3 Volume Manual Set in the Spanish language for the Spanish speaking end-user. The Cognitech software end-users can now conduct the entire forensic video investigation that includes image/video processing and 3D analysis in Spanish language, if that is what they want and need” .

 

Cognitech Forensic Video Tri-Suite 14 software and manuals is currently available in Chinese, English, Japanese, and Spanish Editions. Other languages editions such as Russian and Portuguese are under development and will be made available to the co-current annual support end-users free of charge.

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Cognitech anuncia el lanzamiento de software Tri-Suite14 idioma ESPAÑOL!

Cognitech Anuncia el Lanzamiento de la Edición en Español del Software de Vídeo Forense y

Fotogrametría de Escenas de Crímenes en 360 Grados,  TriSuite 14,  y Sus Manuales en 3 Volúmenes.

 

Cognitech, Inc. está feliz de anunciar el lanzamiento de la edición en Español de la versión más reciente del software de vídeo forense y fotogrametría de escenas de crímenes en 360 grados,  TriSuite 14,  y sus manuales en 3 volúmenes. La edición en Español tiene la misma funcionalidad y la misma interfaz gráfica de usuario como la versión más reciente de Tri-Suite14 en Inglés (por favor, consulte Características de Cognitech Tri-Suite14 Lista) Todos los usuarios de Cognitech con soporte de software anual son elegibles para recibir esta versión en Español gratis inmediatamente.

Adicionalmente, Cognitech estará ofreciendo cursos de entrenamiento en Español acerca de vídeo forense y Fotogrametría  de escenas 3D en 360 grados sobre CompuCloud.

El CEO de Cognitech, Dr. Lenny Rudin, dice lo siguiente acerca de la versión de software en Español, “Hay 400 millones de hablantes nativos del idioma Español en el mundo. Estamos encantados de lanzar la edición completa en Español del software mundialmente reconocido, Cognitech Tri-Suite14, con su manual acompañante de 700 páginas en 3 volúmenes en Españo. Los usuarios del software de Cognitech pueden ahora llevar a cabo toda la investigación forense de vídeo que incluye el procesamiento de imágenes/vídeo y análisis en 3D en el idioma Español, si eso es lo que quieren y necesitan”.

El software de Vídeo Forense Cognitech Tri-Suite 14 y sus manuales están disponibles actualmente en ediciones en Chino, Inglés, Japonés, y en Español. Otras ediciones en idiomas como el Ruso y Portugués están en desarrollo y serán disponibles de forma gratuita a los usuarios con soporte anual actual.

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the major software release of Tri-Suite14

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the major software release of Tri-Suite14, the revolutionary forensic video software system

 

Pasadena, CA, —January 13, 2015—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the major software release of Tri-Suite14, the revolutionary forensic video and crime scene photogrammetry software package which includes the Video Investigator®14 software, the VideoActive®14 software and the AutoMeasure®14 software.  Cognitech’s Tri-Suite software algorithms utilize parallel processing with the latest GPU CUDA technology which cuts even the most complex evidence processing time by tenfold or more.

 

Cognitech’s Forensic Video Tri-Suite14 system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator®14 software, the VideoActive®14 software and the forensic photo/video grammetry AutoMeasure®14 software. New filters include the 3D RAMA® Panorama Measure and the ability to measure operate and measure in the entire 360 degree visual sphere of view, the FaceFusion3D™ Reconstruction filter, the Multi-Channel Fusion filter, Live video reverse reprojection photogrammetry (which makes onsite height measurement of evidence images easy with active playback of live video overlaid on the evidence image), the automatic Camera Calibration module, Real-time Lens Correction, the Geometric Lens Correction filter, the Panorama Builder (which accurately produces up to a full 360 degree panorama from fisheye images).

 

Cognitech’s Video Investigator software is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and modules that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the Real-Time video pipelining software that includes the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software, the real-time object tracking and real-time universal DVR capture with the US Patented Video Zipper encoding that at least doubles the video storage. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications and fast accurate Crime Scene measurements. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter of a century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing and crime scene measurements field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Fall 2014 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Fall 2014 Forensic Video and Crime Scene Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

 

Pasadena, CA, —July 10, 2014—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the upcoming Fall 2014 Training and Certification Course on forensic video processing and forensic photo/video grammetry for Cognitech’s end-users. The training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA, on October 6, 2014 through October 10, 2014. The week-long intensive Forensic Video Certification Training Course is for end-users of Cognitech’s comprehensive forensic video Tri-Suite software and bespoke systems in addition to Cognitech’s designed and manufactured hardware cards and boards, which are uniquely capable of true forensic video acquisition.

 

Cognitech’s Forensic Video Tri-Suite system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the forensic photo/video grammetry AutoMeasure® software. Cognitech’s Video Investigator software is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and modules that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the Real-Time video pipelining software that includes the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software, the real-time object tracking and real-time universal DVR capture with the US Patented Video Zipper encoding that at least doubles the video storage. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

As Cognitech’s software and hardware tools scientifically advance and the user-capability evolves so does the training course. The new training elements will include lossless compact acquisition of the digitally recorded HD-DVI/HDMI/SD/VGA video and associated audio with a single integrated CogniUniversal acquisition hardware board. There is no single piece of hardware on the market that can acquire forensically sound, with more video formats under more encoding scenarios than this breakthrough, forensically-dedicated proprietary Cognitech hardware. Participants will be exposed to the integrated audio capabilities which enable simultaneous video and audio evidence operations. One of the technological innovation highlights will be Cognitech’s FaceFusion3D™ tool set that reconstructs human facial images in full 3D and brings minute facial details from low resolution surveillance cameras.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the Cognitech Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course: “Our scientists and engineers work tirelessly on solving new problems and pushing the envelope of what is forensically possible. Therefore, our Training Course is constantly being improved and updated with the latest capabilities like the latest breakthrough, which is called the Cognitech FaceFusion3D™. It enables end-users of Cognitech’s forensic video Tri-Suite to handle new forensic video cases that were previously unattainable by anyone, as well as re-open some prior unsolved criminal investigations. Our course structure assures that each qualified student acquires the advanced practical image processing skills that are needed in order to handle challenging forensic video work cases seen in the real-world, when they are back to their forensic labs and police departments.”

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications and fast accurate Crime Scene measurements. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter of a century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing and crime scene measurements field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Spring 2014 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Fall 2013 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

 

Pasadena, CA, —December 17, 2013—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the upcoming Spring 2014 Training and Certification Course on forensic video processing and forensic photo/video grammetry for Cognitech’s end-users. The training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA, on April 14, 2014 through April 18, 2014. The week-long intensive Forensic Video Certification Training Course is for end-users of Cognitech’s comprehensive forensic video Tri-Suite software and bespoke systems in addition to Cognitech’s designed and manufactured hardware cards and boards, which are uniquely capable of true forensic video acquisition.

 

Cognitech’s Forensic Video Tri-Suite system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the forensic photo/video grammetry AutoMeasure™ software. Cognitech’s Video Investigator software is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and modules that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the Real-Time video pipelining software that includes the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software, the real-time object tracking and real-time universal DVR capture with the US Patented Video Zipper encoding that at least doubles the video storage. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

As Cognitech’s software and hardware tools scientifically advance and the user-capability evolves so does the training course. The new training elements will include lossless compact acquisition of the digitally recorded HD-DVI/HDMI/SD/VGA video and associated audio with a single integrated CogniUniversal acquisition hardware board. There is no single piece of hardware on the market that can acquire forensically sound, with more video formats under more encoding scenarios than this breakthrough, forensically-dedicated proprietary Cognitech hardware. Participants will be exposed to the integrated audio capabilities which enable simultaneous video and audio evidence operations. One of the technological innovation highlights will be Cognitech’s FACE-3D™ Fusion-Super-resolution tool set that reconstructs human facial images in full 3D and brings minute facial details from low resolution surveillance cameras.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the Cognitech Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course: “Our scientists and engineers work tirelessly on solving new problems and pushing the envelope of what is forensically possible. Therefore, our Training Course is constantly being improved and updated with the latest capabilities like the latest breakthrough, which is called the Cognitech FACE-3DTM Fusion-Super-resolution. It enables end-users of Cognitech’s forensic video Tri-Suite to handle new forensic video cases that were previously unattainable by anyone, as well as re-open some prior unsolved criminal investigations. Our course structure assures that each qualified student acquires the advanced practical image processing skills that are needed in order to handle challenging forensic video work cases seen in the real-world, when they are back to their forensic labs and police departments.”

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications and fast accurate Crime Scene measurements. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter of a century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing and crime scene measurements field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Fall 2013 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Fall 2013 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

 

Pasadena, CA, —June 25, 2013—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the Fall 2013 Training and Certification Course on Forensic Video Processing and Forensic Photo/Video Grammetry for Cognitech’s end-users . The training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA, on October 21-October 25, 2013. The week-long intensive Forensic Video Certification Training Course is for end-users of Cognitech’s comprehensive forensic video Tri-Suite software and bespoke systems in addition to Cognitech’s designed and manufactured hardware cards and boards, which are uniquely capable of true forensic video acquisition.

 

Cognitech’s Forensic Video-Audio Tri-Suite software system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the forensic photo/video grammetry AutoMeasure™ software.  Cognitech’s Video Investigator is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and modules that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the Real-Time video pipelining software that includes the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software, the real-time object tracking and real-time universal DVR capture with the US Patented Video Zipper encoding that at least doubles the video storage.  Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

As Cognitech’s software and hardware tools scientifically advance and the user-capability evolves so does the training course. The new training elements will include lossless compact acquisition of the digitally recorded HD-DVI/HDMI/SD/VGA video and associated audio with a single integrated CogniUniversal acquisition hardware board. There is no single piece of hardware on the market that can acquire forensically sound, with more video formats under more encoding scenarios than this breakthrough, forensically-dedicated proprietary Cognitech hardware. The participants of the April 2013 Training Course will be the first to be exposed to the recently integrated audio capabilities which enable simultaneous video and audio evidence operations. One of the technological innovation highlights will be Cognitech’s FACE-3DTM Fusion-Super-resolution tool set that reconstructs human facial images in full 3D and brings minute facial details from low resolution surveillance cameras.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the Cognitech Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course: “Our scientists and engineers work tirelessly on solving new problems and pushing the envelope of what is forensically possible. Therefore, our Training Course is constantly being improved and updated with the latest capabilities like the latest breakthrough, which is called the Cognitech FACE-3DTM Fusion-Super-resolution. It enables end-users of Cognitech’s forensic video Tri-Suite to handle new forensic video cases that were previously unattainable by anyone, as well as re-open some prior unsolved criminal investigations. Our course structure assures that each qualified student acquires the advanced practical image processing skills that are needed in order to handle challenging forensic video work cases seen in the real-world, when they are back to their forensic labs and police departments.”

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications and fast accurate Crime Scene measurements. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter of a century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing and crime scene measurements field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Spring 2013 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Spring 2013 Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course

 

Pasadena, CA, — January 16, 2013—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the upcoming Spring 2013 Training and Certification Course on Forensic Video Processing and Forensic Photo/Video Grammetry for Cognitech’s end-users.  The training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA, on April 8-April 12, 2013.  The week-long intensive Forensic Video Certification Training Course is for end-users of Cognitech’s comprehensive forensic video Tri-Suite software and bespoke systems in addition to Cognitech’s designed and manufactured hardware cards and boards, which are uniquely capable of true forensic video acquisition.

 

Cognitech’s Forensic Video-Audio Tri-Suite software system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the forensic photo/video grammetry AutoMeasure™ software.  Cognitech’s Video Investigator software is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world.  It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and modules that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the Real-Time video pipelining software that includes the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software, the real-time object tracking and real-time universal DVR capture with the US Patented Video Zipper encoding that at least doubles the video storage. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

As Cognitech’s software and hardware tools scientifically advance and the user-capability evolves so does the training course. The new training elements will include lossless compact acquisition of the digitally recorded HD-DVI/HDMI/SD/VGA video and associated audio with a single integrated CogniUniversal acquisition hardware board. There is no single piece of hardware on the market that can acquire forensically sound, with more video formats under more encoding scenarios than this breakthrough, forensically-dedicated proprietary Cognitech hardware. The participants of the April 2013 Training Course will be the first to be exposed to the recently integrated audio capabilities which enable simultaneous video and audio evidence operations. One of the technological innovation highlights will be Cognitech’s FACE-3DTM Fusion-Super-resolution toolset that reconstructs human facial images in full 3D and brings minute facial details from low resolution surveillance cameras.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the Cognitech Forensic Video and Photogrammetry Certification Training Course: “Our scientists and engineers work tirelessly on solving new problems and pushing the envelope of what is forensically possible. Therefore, our Training Course is constantly being improved and updated with the latest capabilities like the latest breakthrough, which is called the Cognitech FACE-3DTM Fusion-Super-resolution. It enables end-users of Cognitech’s forensic video Tri-Suite to handle new forensic video cases that were previously unattainable by anyone, as well as re-open some prior unsolved criminal investigations. Our course structure assures that each qualified student acquires the advanced practical image processing skills that are needed in order to handle challenging forensic video work cases seen in the real-world, when they are back to their forensic labs and police departments.”

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications and fast accurate Crime Scene measurements. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter of a century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing and crime scene measurements field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

 

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Release of the Stand Alone 3D CSI AutoMeasure™ Software

Cognitech, Inc. Announces the Release of the Stand Alone 3D CSI AutoMeasure™ Software

 

Pasadena, CA — October 31, 2012 — Cognitech, Inc. has announced the release of Cognitech’s stand alone AutoMeasure™ software. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure™ software is the world’s most comprehensive automatic forensic photogrammetry software for 3D CSI measurements and biometric measurements of subjects and vehicles in CCTV video.

 

Cognitech’s AutoMeasure ™ software is the world’s only universal photo-video measurements software with fully automatic, any camera self-calibration for measuring any scene, including accident scenes, crime scenes, or subjects/vehicles/objects captured either by single or multiple view photos or videos with single or multiple cameras or video cameras. It can be used to measure linear, area, and volume dimensions and angles from any scene, provided the images of the scene exist or can be taken, and for any accurate measurement requesting application. It is equally applicable to land based and aerial imagery surveying and planning applications. Individuals and vehicles captured in the image can be comprehensively measured for the purpose of identification not to mention scene dimensions. Cognitech’s proprietary technology utilized here has been awarded several US Patents. The ability to derive accurate measurements does not depend on any extensive manual scene pre-measurements, the presence of linear structures or other markers, or the calibration knowledge and presence of the original evidence image camera. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure™ software user interface with automatic self-calibration is structured into a user-guided work-flow, and can be learned to be used in a matter of minutes. Accurate measurements from the crime scene can be performed by the investigator at any time by using available and prior collected scene images, even if the scene and the camera does not physically exist anymore.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the release of Cognitech’s AutoMeasure™ software, “Any professional who needs to measure any scene while utilizing a photo or a video camera, rather than using tedious mechanical or expensive laser scanning tools, should review the comprehensive capabilities of Cognitech’s AutoMeasure™ software. Unlike traditional photogrammetry software, Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software does not quit when some or all of the evidence images come from an unknown/uncallibrated camera. Unlike other competing “forensic measurements” software plug-ins, which in reality are elementary geometry tools (i.e. they are not fit for professional photogrammetry), Cognitech’s AutoMeasure™ is a true full-featured professional 3D multi-view, stereo photogrammetric tool-set that does not depend on the presence of trivial, and not usually present data like perspective structural lines, etc. Cognitech’s patented automatic self calibration technology is currently the fastest high precision technology to determine internal camera calibration parameters needed for precision metrology.

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1994, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique photogrammetric Measure software, meant to be used by forensic video investigators as a part of Cognitech’s Video Investigator tool-set. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing field. The unique comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D photogrammetric analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.

 

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Cognitech Announces latest technology for Accident Reconstruction at CA²RS Conference

Cognitech Announces the latest 3D VMap-Fusion™ and 3DRAMA® technology for Accident Reconstruction at the Fall CA²RS 2012 Conference and Exhibit

 

Pasadena, CA — October 31, 2012 — Cognitech, Inc. has announced their participation at the CA²RS 2012 Fall Conference and Exhibit in order to present their latest forensic 3-D VMap-Fusion and 3DRAMA software products, latest novel additions to the forensic video industry leader Cognitech Forensic Video Tri-Suite, which is designed to be used by Accident Reconstruction professionals. The Fall 2012 CA²RS Conference will be held in Lake Tahoe, CA from November 1-3, 2012.

 

CA²RS (or CAARS), the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists, is a professional non-profit organization created to provide accident reconstruction training and resources to its members. The CA²RS 2012 Fall Conference will focus on a variety of topics related to motorcycle collision reconstruction and investigation, motorcycle crash tests, motorcycle glance patterns, motorcycle rider braking behavior, motorcycle slide data and motorcycle inspections.

 

Cognitech’s newest 3D video-videogrammetry software capability, called VMap-Fusion, enables the precise geographical positioning and kinematic tracking of accident data through 3D accurate fusion and reconstruction of videos from surveillance cameras and photo-maps such as Google Earth and MapQuest. Since 1994, Cognitech has pioneered the use of video- photogrammetry technology in large scale accident investigations such as the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fatal crash at the Fairchild Air Force Base, which occurred on June 24, 1994. The then novel computational investigation results were published in the 1995 SPIE Vol. 2567 Proceedings of Investigative Image Processing. The novelty of the video-photogrammetry technology was to extend the prior known techniques developed in order to measure objects in photographs to an accurate kinematic and dynamic measurements derived from evidentiary video data. Cognitech’s forensic video photogrammetry AutoMeasure™ software is the latest generation of the software tools that were first developed by Cognitech’s scientists in order to analyze the famous B-52 mishap. Since that time, the entire industrial field of accident investigations has developed with tens of thousands of such investigations conducted each year, typically using photographic evidence. However, up until now, the investigators were lacking software tools that would provide the capability of extracting static and dynamic 3D evidence from accident sites that happen to have surveillance video cameras on the scene, which is a common case today. Cognitech’s newest video-photogrammetry software capability enables a precise geographical positioning with dynamic tracking analysis of accident data through Cognitech’s VMap-Fusion of the videos from surveillance cameras and photo-maps, such as Google Earth and others.

 

Also unveiled by Cognitech is the latest 3DRAMA®, the 360 degree panoramic stereo-photogrammetry software, used for accurate measurements and 3D reconstruction of the entire scene, 3D 360 degree volume. This is the first 360 degree panoramic stitching software on the world market which is photogrammetrically capable and will work with any acceptable resolution digital camera. The novel 3DRAMA photo-measuration technology will compete with orders of magnitude, with more expensive 3D laser scanning solutions and specialized 3D camera systems used by Accident Reconstruction and Crime Scene investigators, while preserving the speed and accuracy.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to Cognitech’s participation in the Fall 2012 CA²RS Conference, “The field of accident reconstruction is of a great value to the public. By scientifically analyzing the scene of the accident and combining all available evidentiary data, the true causes of the accident can be derived and documented. Moreover, future accidents and mishaps may be avoided or their harmful effects on people may be minimized, as a result. Cognitech’s newest 3D VMap-Fusion technology allows investigators to integrate the new piece of nowadays often available evidence, namely the surveillance video, hence making accident analysis more complete and effective. The Cognitech 3DRAMA technology makes the entire 360 degree volume of the accident scene measurable with an accurate, fast and highly affordable software solution, addressed before only by super expensive specialized hardware systems. The forensic video field companies understand the video enhancement applications, while photogrammetry and accident reconstruction companies specialize in 3D measurement applications. Cognitech, Inc. is a rare specimen of a company, whose R&D team has a deep understanding of both scientific video processing and 3D photogrammetry. Henceforth, we can offer completely novel software products that synergistically combine the best engineering ideas of both of the above fields combined. ”

About Cognitech, Inc.:

In 1994, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique photogrammetric Measure software for use by forensic video investigators as a part of Cognitech’s Video Investigator tool-set. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing field. The uniquely comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D photogrammetric analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide. By including its new and affordable 3D VMap-Fusion and 3DRAMA software tools, Cognitech makes a serious effort to address the urgent and emerging needs of the accident reconstruction industry.

 

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Cognitech, Inc. Announces Release of Industry’s Fastest Mobile and Tower Supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations

Cognitech, Inc. Announces Release of Industry’s Fastest Mobile and Tower Supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations

 

Pasadena, CA — September 30, 2012—Cognitech, Inc. has announced the release of two classes of the industry’s fastest Forensic Video Workstations. Cognitech offers two versions of the Mobile Video Workstation in the laptop form-factor, the high-end CVW Mobile FRR version (a ‘laptop’ comprised of the powerful non-mobile mother board and processors, plus over a thousand graphical processing units) and the mid-range CVW Mobile BW version. Cognitech also offers two versions of the tower style Super Computing workstations, the super-fast CVW DeskTop FRR version (with over three thousand graphical processing units) and the fast CVW DeskTop BW version.  Both versions are integrated with Cognitech’s proprietary Forensic Video Tri-Suite parallel software, designed to fit the massive multi-processor architecture hardware in these workstations.

 

End-users of Cognitech’s CVW SuperComputer Tower will be able to capture any standard and high-definition (SD/HD) recorded forensic video evidence data, for example, they will be able to capture any CCTV DVR recording with Cognitech’s breakthrough lossless UNIVERSAL capture card, and to enhance and analyze this data with Cognitech’s Forensic Video-Audio Tri-Suite software. The end-users of Cognitech’s CVW Mobile workstation are presented with a choice of using Cognitech’s proprietary lossless USB video capture card, or the integrated third party SD/HD acquisition hardware. Cognitech’s Forensic Video-Audio Tri-Suite software system is comprised of three massively parallel and interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the AutoMeasure™ software. The parallel algorithms underlying these software tools have been re-designed by Cognitech’s image processing scientists for a tenfold or higher computational acceleration, derived from the massive multi-processing, and multi-GPU-processing (thousands of GPU processors) hardware integrated into Cognitech’s newest Forensic Video Workstations. Cognitech’s Video Investigator software is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. It has over one hundred proprietary designed, user friendly plug-ins and module choices that enhance, denoise, remove blur, super-resolve, stabilize and stitch panoramic images of forensic video evidence (e.g. faces, license plates, and vehicles). Cognitech’s U.S. patented VideoActive software is the first fully automatic real-time universal de-multiplexing software. It includes a real-time track and cover and real-time universal DVR capture capability. Cognitech’s VideoActive software allows for patented lossless video capture with encoding that doubles the video storage. Cognitech’s AutoMeasure software is the world’s most comprehensive automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of the dimensions of a person (e.g. human body measurements), as well as crime scene measurements and geo-spatial crime scene analysis, which is only available in Cognitech’s software.

 

Cognitech, Inc. CEO Dr. Lenny Rudin said, in regards to the release of the latest forensic DeskTop and Mobile Forensic Video Workstations, “It is crucial to have a very fast computational ability in forensic video applications. A mere ten minutes of the CCTV recording, contains over 37 billion pixels to be enhanced or analyzed by forensic video software. The traditional computer, even if endowed with the latest multi-core processors, could take many hours or even days to compute the needed result. This is not acceptable in the fast moving world of the law enforcement’s forensic video applications. Enter the parallel algorithms for image processing and the massively concurrent (parallel) computer architectures. Some twenty plus years ago, as a PhD student at the California Institute of Technology, as a member of the scientific team, we have dreamed up a way of super fast ‘scalable’ computing, no matter how complex the computational task is at hand. In my PhD thesis, I considered the problem of enhancing images without introducing computational artifacts, which some years later became crucial in forensic applications. The Caltech teams proposed solution was twofold: the first step is to split the computational task into thousands (or millions) of smaller sub-tasks, with each to be computable concurrently. The second step was to map these thousands of mini-tasks onto the thousands of mini-processors that work together in harmony, as prescribed by the algorithm designer. In a way, this is how the human brain accomplishes the everyday task of seeing, connecting the eyes to the gazillions of brains neurons. Clearly, any delay in this computation would spell a serious survival problem to the brain’s owner. In a similar way, Cognitech’s scientists and engineers have figured out how to redesign, in a parallel fashion, complex forensic video processing tasks, such as Total Variation image deblurring and SuperResolution Frame-Fusion, so that they can be deployed onto the latest graphics cards, which are comprised of thousands of tiny graphical processing units. This integration of Cognitech’s proprietary, fast paralleled image/video processing algorithms and the computers with massively parallel processing hardware, have yielded the industry’s fastest Forensic Video Workstations (forensic Supercomputers), which we are announcing today. To top this good news, these new workstations are quite affordable, thanks to the recent industrial progress in dramatically reducing cost per graphic processing unit.”

 

About Cognitech, Inc.:

 

In 1988, Cognitech, Inc. was the first company that designed and developed the unique Video Investigator® hardware and software products for professional forensic CCTV video applications. The recent scientific breakthroughs of Cognitech’s research team, and multiple USPTO Awards, proves that a quarter century later, Cognitech is still the true leader in the forensic image/video processing field. The unique comprehensive design of Cognitech’s forensic software combines the state of the art image/video/audio processing with the state of the art 3D image analysis, all-in-one, thus making this software environment a tool of choice for Law Enforcement and Security professionals worldwide.