OMG plc, (LSE: OMG), the technology group providing image understanding
products for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering
industries, announces it is set to transform the management of North
American highways with a range of innovations from its highways
technology arm, Yotta DCL. At a special event to be held in Washington
DC (the Transport Research Board 92nd Annual General Meeting January
13-17 2013), Yotta DCL will launch Horizons, its innovative Software
as a Service (SaaS) web-based software that enables a real-world view,
and efficient management, of every aspect of the highway, and
demonstrate how it uses OMG's cutting edge computer vision technology
for visualising highways assets.
The event will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Exhibit all. Attendees are invited to visit Yotta DCL at Booth 3207 to
learn more about the company's highway surveying services and
cutting-edge web-based technology.
In addition, Yotta DCL will also showcase its well documented Tempest
Capture Vehicle, built in-house for the first time in the USA. Tempest
is used for vehicle-based electronic surveying to provide accuracy and
speedy results on any highway type, whether a fast moving freeway or a
smaller street. The vehicles are based on an integrated platform which
can carry various combinations of sensors including specialised digital
cameras, lasers and ground-penetrating radar to capture images of
highways assets together with surface defects to give accurate data on
condition and inventory without the need for multiple surveys. The
vehicles are also equipped with powerful software for survey planning,
on-board data capture and post-processing and this captured data helps
Local Authorities to more effectively manage their road maintenance.
Commenting on the launch Nick Bolton, CEO of OMG, said:
"Horizons is proving a big hit with highways authorities in the UK.
Sales have dramatically increased in the last year, especially in the
last six months so we are excited about launching our Horizon offering
in the US. We are confident that this is a solution that will suit US
highways operators and this event will provide the opportunity for
delegates to find out how they can benefit from Horizons to greatly
improve their highways asset management."
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