Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Over the last few months, Orions Digital Systems (ODS) has provided a sneak peek into a radical new platform geared toward solving many of the big data, analytics and active intelligence issues faced by top decision makers and technologists within the U.S. military today.
As original architects of many of the core tools and digital media standards that have dominated the last twenty years, it is only natural that ODS is currently the only company defining the new space of digital sensor intelligence technology solutions. While video is typically the most important factor, other sensor types are equally important in generating a unified and accurate picture for forensics and analysis. As the first to build a digital media platform from the ground up and having geared its current solution towards the intelligence community challenges of big data and large sensor arrays, Orions Digital Systems is positioned to take a groundbreaking step in a new direction for the intelligence technology niche, and is excited about the initial preview response it has received from early demos and customer research discussions within this sector.
Other systems utilize digital video tools that were made for the entertainment sector and that, due to their nature, end up adding to the complexities of handling large data sets. Moreover, the management of video has become a commodity, and it has created complacency in how digital media is thought about. “Architects and big companies look at this data as a set of images in a big disk array, yet there is no way to apply scientific principles against these data sets to invent and be creative around what might be possible without millions of dollars and a multi-year timeframe between hypothesis and conclusion.” says Nils B. Lahr, Orions Digital System’s founder. While the last decade was all about the software development industry’s ability to reduce this cycle to months or weeks, Lahr and the team at ODS feel it is now time to bring the same tools, development principles and platform standardizations to the intelligence community’s theater.
Orions Digital Systems has been in full stealth mode until recently, and is now discussing some of the details of its inventions with key government agencies. It has taken a little over three years of work by a core team of senior developers to get this far. ODS started with a blank slate that assumed nothing about today’s digital media tools. Rather than fall into the same tradeoffs that were made for Entertainment, efforts were taken by the team to develop a media platform that would scale to super computer sizes, rather than a media framework that would simply be another tool built from other tools. The ODS system is as much a new computing paradigm as it is a new way of handling large data sets from all types of available sensors.
Current solutions have been road blocked both by an inability to scale to today’s data demands as well as by the complexity and paradox inherent in creating a balance between stability and new feature requirements. The difference in ODS’ solution has already become evident to a number of industry thought leaders. “ODS is the only company out of the last few hundred — including all of the big names — we have seen come by our offices who understands the problems and presents a viable solution.” says one of the top Army G2 technology decision makers. This unrivaled step forward by ODS is redefining and will continue to redefine the world of intelligence technology for years to come.