June 28, 2012 - DTI Group purchases Virtual Observer
DTI Group is pleased to announce that it has purchased Virtual Observer Pty Ltd (VO). Virtual Observer was established in December 2006 following several years of research conducted by Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia in collaboration with DTI Group Limited (DTI).
The Virtual Observer technology allows users to create, retrospectively, a ‘virtual’ camera at any point on a map and then automatically retrieve all the relevant video from all the vehicles that passed that point within the selected time frame. This vision is delivered straight to the users’ desktop and the user has all available vision of an area ready for interrogation. All of this is done without the user having to know any knowledge about the routes, locations or types of vehicles and cameras.
VO’s unique capability is the ability to expeditiously and remotely access and interrogate massive volumes of data across a multitude of moving data sensors and present this in a patented single synthesized view. Such technology can be applied to a range of industries and situations which includes security, surveillance, defense, counter terrorism, and geospatial commercial markets.
VO’s value proposition is to give users immediate and automated access to remote, critical data that would otherwise be almost impossible to locate. The key benefits are:
- rapid response time in situations when timeliness is critical;
- drastically expanded surveillance coverage area; and
- reduced costs and improved re-deployment of skilled resources while providing a vastly improved public safety solution.
DTI views the VO technology as a significant complementary application to provide key surveillance users with the most advanced search and investigation tools available on the mobile surveillance market. Virtual Observer technology was used for the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting held in Perth late last year to monitor the hundred or so vehicles used in the motorcades by over 50 heads of state.
Neil Goodey, Executive Director for DTI and a founder of both VO and DTI, said: “We are pleased to be able to purchase Virtual Observer as it provides a further strength to our technology offering. Virtual Observer is an excellent tool which is catered for mobile surveillance.”
About DTI Group
DTI provides advanced surveillance systems, solutions and services to the global mobile security industry. DTI’s customers are transit agencies, transit operators, law enforcement authorities and taxi organisations which are offered a range of professional products and services that encompass on-board recording equipment, fleet management systems, back-end mass storage and retrieval facilities and end-to-end managed services. Sales and project delivery is undertaken both by DTI directly and through its global partners’ network.
DTI is a recognised supplier to the mass mobile surveillance market. Core technology development and system design activities are undertaken from the Company’s Perth office and are complemented through a strategic research partnership with Western Australia’s Curtin University of Technology.
DTI Group is an unlisted Australian public company.
Phone: (08) 9479 1195
About Virtual Observer
Virtual Observer Pty Ltd was established in December 2006 following several years of research conducted by Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia in collaboration with DTI Group Limited.
VO is a technology solutions provider servicing end clients and partners across multiple industries. VO’s strategy is to form partnerships and alliances with existing operators locally and internationally. Virtual Observer (VO) technology allows users to create, retrospectively, a ‘virtual’ camera at any point on a map and then automatically retrieve over the internet all the relevant video from all the vehicles that passed that point within the selected time frame.