SRI International introduces salience-based compression (SBC) module for Terrasight video exploitation systems

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012. SRI International introduced salience-based compression, which allows full motion video with metadata to be sent across bandwidth-constrained networks, going as low as 50 kbps.

The salient video information remains high quality while background areas are maintained at a lower bitrate for context. This includes moving objects, IR hotspots and operator-selected 3D regions.

For SBC, the user selects the region of interest and the desired bitrate. SBC compresses pixels around the selected area and displayed tracked objects in motion or IT hotspots in streaming video.

This functionality is available on COTS devices, such as Android and Apple phones and tablets.

Terrasight drapes the georegistered video on a handheld map, and allows the user to access a list of camera via the Terrasight server. The user can then tilt, pan and zoom selected cameras.




Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!


Featured Slideshow

Evolution of the American soldier

The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic protection, increasing storage space, protection from poison gas and other contaminants.

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles


On Demand Webcasts

Engineering the VPX high-speed data path for physical and signal integrity

Join Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity, for an overview webinar of the standards, technologies and trends involving VITA and TE.

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles