Highest resolution panoramic thermal sensor in the world and state-of-the art C2 ISR platform provide unprecedented situational awareness

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Boston-based companies HGH Infrared Systems and DRG, Inc. team up to pair a panoramic infrared thermal sensor with a C2 ISR platform for real-time situational awareness for the warfighter.

“DRG and HGH share a philosophy of staying hyper-focused on the needs of the operator or analyst to ensure we deliver innovative capabilities that increase operational performance while reducing burden”, says Stephen St. Mary, Co-Founder of DRG. “

DRG, Inc. and HGH Infrared Systems have solidified a new milestone in their partnership through the development of a “360 day/night" plug-in, SpyShare. By integrating the superior wide area coverage provided by HGH’s panoramic and automatic thermal detection system with DRG’s Ageon ISR C2/PED solution, the warfighter is gaining unparalleled insight into real-time operations.

Ageon ISR can now seamlessly display the intrinsically powerful panoramic images and detection capabilities that have made Spynel successful for the past 10 years. Multiple advanced features have been integrated into Ageon ISR’s solution to allow for optimal hardware control through the Common Operating Picture’s interface. In pushing the integration a step further, the combined solution eliminates the need for dual display and allows the operator to perform all required tasks through Ageon’s user-friendly interface.

Spynel can detect humans at up to 8km in total darkness, vehicles or small boats at up to 16km and all types of air targets, including UAVs, missiles or rockets. Spynel is highly successful at detecting and tracking traditional threats, as well as asymmetric and unconventional targets that radars typically have difficulty picking up, such as small and slow moving targets (walkers, swimmers, small wooden or rubber boats, etc.).

DRG’s technology solution readily broadens Spynel’s capabilities by supporting the collection, processing and dissemination of its 360 degree images and detection data across security domains, and builds upon Spynel’s forensic features to improve analysis, collaboration, understanding, mission execution and outcome.

“DRG and HGH share a philosophy of staying hyper-focused on the needs of the operator or analyst to ensure we deliver innovative capabilities that increase operational performance while reducing burden”, says Stephen St. Mary, Co-Founder of DRG. “Now more than ever funding for sensors, systems and manpower are demanding customers do more with less-that reality is a key driver as we work with partners like HGH to design, develop and deploy new technologies”.

This is not the first time the two Boston-based companies have successfully collaborated. The Ageon platform and Spynel were both deployed on the PGSS Program in Afghanistan, for Forward Operating Base Protection. Over the past four years, DRG and HGH’s team have built a deeper understanding of each other’s technology.“ We are excited to bring our already established partnership with DRG to the next level” says Vanessa Couturier, General Manager of HGH Infrared Systems. “Through their highly flexible platform, a complex integration was performed in a very short amount of time and in a very effective manner. The Ageon platform takes full advantage of Spynel’s panoramic imaging and tracking while enhancing our solution’s capabilities. ”

About DRG
Headquartered in Boston, MA, DRG is a leader in the development of innovative technologies that support critical defense, intelligence, and security missions. By fusing multi-INT collection with real-time operations and intelligence data, DRG delivers best-in-class command, control, and communications capabilities across all echelons.

For more information visit: http://www.drgisr.com or contact Stephen St. Mary at sstmary@drgisr.com.

About Novetta Solutions
Headquartered in McLean, VA with over 600 employees across the US, Novetta has over two decades of experience solving problems of national significance through advanced analytics for government and commercial enterprises worldwide. Novetta’s Cyber Analytics, Identity Analytics and Social Analytics capabilities enable customers to find clarity from the complexity of ‘big data’ at the scale and speed needed to drive enterprise and mission success.

For more information visit http://www.novetta.com.

About HGH Infrared Systems
Founded in 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells complete high end optronics systems for security, industrial and civil applications. HGH’s team of highly qualified engineers is comprised of experts in optics, software, mechanics and electronics and operates in the US, out of Boston, MA. HGH strives to provide advanced and innovative infrared equipment to protect their clients all around the world, while keeping the agility and dedication of a small and passionate team. Speed, flexibility, technical excellence and innovation constitute their core values. HGH has established itself as an international reference for infrared technology innovation through the development of multiple advanced thermal sensors, among which its award-winning real-time 360 degree thermal camera, the Spynel-C - 2008 Product of the Year from Photonics Tech Briefs, 2010 Innovation Prize from the EuroNaval Committee, 2011 Kummerman Award from the French Academy of Marine, 2012 GovSec Platinum Award, 2012 Govies Homeland Security Award, and 2014 Best Video Tracking/Wide Area/Long Range Surveillance from Government Security News’ Airport, Seaport, and Border Security Awards Program.

For more information visit http://www.hgh-infrared.com or contact Katie Shea, Katie(dot)Shea(at)hgh-infrared(dot)com

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