BAE Systems invests in Daden Limited to develop Data Visualization System

Nov 24, 2011. BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Daden Limited (Daden) to accelerate the development of a 3D visual anayltics application which can be used for the collaborative analysis and understanding of data.

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Nov 24, 2011. BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Daden Limited (Daden) to accelerate the development of a 3D visual anayltics application which can be used for the collaborative analysis and understanding of data.

The project, established through BAE Systems Investment in Innovation (I3) program, will create a system that allows participants from around the world to analyze and visualize shared data.

The application, designed by Daden, will import historic or real-time information from different sources ranging from databases and web feeds, through social network and computer network data, to real-world sensors, GPS trackers and CCTV cameras. Users will be able to view the data in a variety of environments, including: 1:1 models of real-world spaces for security applications; a virtual command centre for operations management; and a configurable 3D 'holodeck' space for more abstract data. As well as conventional 2D displays the system will be able to plot both graphs and networks in 3D.

As with any data visualization system, users will be able to filter, sort and manipulate views of the data sets which the system will record for future use. In addition multiple users from across an organization, represented by avatars, can meet inside the data, discuss it and refer to web pages and documents.

The system will be developed at Daden's offices at Birmingham Science Park Aston.

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