Adaptive Imaging Technologies (AIT), an Israeli security start-up, won the “Most Promising Startup” award at the Global Security Challenge in London for its digital surveillance system that allows a single device to provide the same functionality as a large number of conventional wide-angle and telescopic cameras.
The so-called “Panoramic Telescope” continuously monitors a 180 degree field of vision, while simultaneously allowing telescopic zooms on any point in the camera’s frame. It provides a breakthrough improvement in both cost and performance.
The competition, which is sponsored by the US Defense Department and monitored by scientists from the Pentagon, is one of the top showcases for new security technologies, with most winners typically achieving great future success. The winners were chosen by expert Judging Committees, including leaders from Accenture, BAE Systems, Barclays, the US Department of Defense and Paladin Capital Group.