ProHawk and Manufacturing
ProHawk® is highly relevant to manufacturing use cases such as predictive maintenance of equipment and infrastructure, inspection and detection of quality defects, and personnel safety (on manufacturing floors as well as perimeter security). ProHawk’s original use case was to expose details regardless of lighting, weather or environmental conditions to detect cracks and other damage at a nuclear powerplant infrastructure in crisis.
ProHawk’s patented computer vision algorithms restore and enhance video streams for the clearest imagery possible. This is particularly useful in noisy or less-than-desirable environmental conditions, such as poor lighting (darkness/nighttime/low-light, sun glare, backlight, headlights), weather (snow, rain, fog), particulates in the air (dust, smoke, smog, dirt, sand, steam), or adverse environments including underwater, outer space, internal medicine and tinted windows. But even for great video, ProHawk brings out details missed from motion blur, hidden in shadows or otherwise lost in low-resolution video.
ProHawk Vision technology is typically deployed early in the video pipeline—close to the source or camera—to enhance the effectiveness and precision of downstream components like object detection/tracking, analytics etc. ProHawk is ideal for use cases involving real-time video due to our patented low-latency design and heavy leverage of NVIDIA CUDA parallelism. ProHawk’s restored video streams are made available via a DeepStream plugin, as a RTSP proxy or directly through our ProHawk Vision SDK.