Military technology vendor, Harris, have announced a new release of their “FAME” video asset management facility with what they term: “situational awareness information”
FAME is a collaborative platform that provides video, audio and metadata coding, video analytics and archive capabilities within a unified digital asset management solution. Using the FAME architecture, Harris has developed additional features to provide intelligence analysts and warfighters with better access to higher-resolution full-motion video, motion imagery and visual imagery. [Read More]
FAME allows the association of media and complex metadata (e.g. intelligence information) to help solve complex problems from many sources of data. It supports “event-based correlation” of media and other data sources within the same architecture. While these kind of facilities are available in some DAMs (e.g. timeline metadata) the controls tend to be relatively crude and basic.
“The Harris ‘event-based correlation’ feature provides a powerful set of tools to allow analysts to correlate and visualize a range of data sources. The data sources can be tied to events, which can be correlated with other sources of intelligence within the same user environment.” [Read More]
A significant number of technologies which are in common use in the commercial or consumer markets started life as non-civilian projects (the Internet being the most well known example). We would hope that this kind of flexibility and power becomes available for civilian use in more widely available commercial DAMs soon also.