Startup Spectral Edge RGB+IR Claims "Unique Low Light Performance Tech"

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 03, 2019

This UK startup, born out of university research, is boldly proclaiming that they deliver "Unique low light performance tech for video surveillance systems", using machine learning.

Low light is certainly an issue for video surveillance, though while improving, still challenged to deliver color.

Now, Spectral Edge has introduced RGB+IR Fusion, aiming to use color and IR in the same image, delivering color in areas light is available, and monochrome IR in dark spots.

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Inside, based on a conversation with their CEO, we examine Spectral Edge, their Fusion technology, how it compares to Hikvision's Color/IR DarkfighterX, and the company's future outlook.

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**** ******* ** **** time, **** ***** ******** from ***** ** ********** IR ** ***** ******, shown ****:

**** *** ******* *** advantages:

  • ***** **/*:*** ******* ********* ** that ******* **** ** "color ****" **/* ******* of ********* **** ***** during *** *** ** monochrome/IR ** *****. **** eliminates *** **** ** adjust ***/***** ********** *** lower ***** ***** ** when ******* *** *** angle ** *** *** change.
  • ** ********** *** ******:************, ******* ***** ******** Edge ** *** ******* an ** *** ******, eliminating * ********* ***** of *******, ********** ** lower **** *******, ** well ** *** ******* time ** ****** ******* video ***** *** ****** engages/disengages.
  • ***** ******* *****:*******, ******* *** *********** provide ****** ******** **** those ***** *** ****, since **** *** ******* additional ** ***** ******* affecting ***** *******, ****** exposing ****** ***** ** the *****.

Non-Standard ******* ******** (***-**)

*** ******* ** **** RGB+IR ****** ** *** compatible **** ******** **  sensors, *** ******* ******** image ******* ***** *** separate ****** *** *** and **, ****** ***** as ***-** (** ******* to ******** ***, **** known *******). *******, ***** ******* are *** ******, ***********************, *** ** *** largest ****** *********, ********** RGB-Ir ** **** * few **** ****** ** the *****-*** *****, *** none ** ****** ***********.

******* *** ******** **** time, ** ***-** ** relatively *** (********** ** the **** * *****), but *** ***, ** 2019, **** *** **** limited.

Spectral **** *******: ********* ** ******** *** *************

******** ****'* ** ********* this ********** ** *** manufacturers, **** ** ********* or *********, ** ******* to ************* ***** *** chips ** **** ***** own ******* ***** ******.

** **** ********* ****** is ********* *** ** not ******** ** ***** to **** **********.

*** ******* **** **** to ************** ****** ** impress ****** ************* ** that **** *** ** to ***** *** ********* and ********* **** ** add *******.

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*** **** **** ****** final ****** ******* ** unclear. ******* ****, ******** Edge **** **** *** run ** ******** *** chips. *******, ******** **** will ****** ********* *** their ** *** ****** manufacturers **** **** ** use **** ****** ***-** sensors.

** *** **** ****, it ********* ****** ** less ********* **** ***** two ******* *** *** sensors.

Compared ** ************

******** ***********'* ************ (******), ***** **** *** separate ******* (*** *** RGB *** *** *** IR), ******** ****'* **** structural ********* ** **** it ******** **** * single ******, ******* ** two ******, *********** *******. Because ** ****, *** potential *** *** ** lower **** ******* ** greater **** ************, ***** remains * ***** ** Hikvision's ****-*** ******* **** (~$2,000+).

******, ***** ******** **** produces * ****** ***** instead ** ********* ** and ***** ******, ** is *********** **** ****** to ****** **** *** haze ** **********-******* ******** seen ************** **** *******, ***** ******* ******* somewhat.

************, ***** ***+** ****** still ******** "******" ***** data **** *** ******, Spectral **** *** ******* better ***** ********, ** less ********** **** ** performed ******** ** ********* images ** ************.

Compared ** ***** ***** ************

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How ** ******** ** ****** *******

**** ** ****** *** most ********* ******** *** the ******* ** ****, at **** *****. *** many ****** ********** *** premiums *** ******** *** light, *** ******** **** compares ** *****'* *** low ***** ********** ** hard ** *** ***** production ******** **** ***** cameras ** *** *****.

** ***** ******** **** for * ************* ** show ***** ********** **** by **** **** * conventional ****** *** **** supplied ****:

**** ** ********* ********** better *** ** ****** be ******* ** ** an ********** ********** ** finished ********** ********.

***** ** * ***** SpectralEdge ******** ***** **** clip *** ***** ****:

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** ** **** *** us ** **** *** well **** **** **** until ** *** ** with ** ** ****** cameras ** *** ******** from ****** ************* **** are ********** ****, ***.

*********, ********, ****** ** for *** ************ ** be ******* *** ********** as ** ******* *** range ** ******* *** potential *********** *** ******. 

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Comments (4)

******** ****'* ** ********* this ********** ** *** manufacturers, **** ** ********* or *********, ** ******* to ************* ***** *** chips ** **** ***** own ******* ***** ******.

** **** ***** **** blocking ******* **** **** can *******? *******, **** did *** ****** *** RGB+IR *******, ** ***** technology ** ********* ****** processing *******? 

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*** ***** ****** ** every *********** ***** *******, but * ***** *** this ***** * *** perk *** ******* ********. An ****** *** ***** is ***** *** ********* ***** life ******, *** *** often ** **** *******? 

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