The world is a three-dimensional place. So why do so many geospatial analysts spend their days viewing two-dimensional imagery?
Once upon a time, it was because high-quality 3D images weren’t available. Thanks to modern-day stereoscopy, however, the biggest hurdle to three-dimensional GEOINT is no longer inferior 3D imagery. Instead, it might be inferior workstations at which to view it.
So posits KELYN Technologies, a value-added reseller that focuses primarily on data storage and management. A woman-owned small business serving the U.S. government, the Colorado-based company exhibited for the first time at the GEOINT Symposium, where it showcased a performance workstation optimized for 3D viewing by geospatial analysts. The workstation features the 3D PluraView—a high-resolution stereoscopic monitor from Schneider Digital—as well as an integrated cloud-based storage solution.
“You’re naturally going to have a lot of storage needs when you look at 3D content because 3D content—especially at 4K resolution—has very high storage requirements,” explained Kevin Cronin, vice president of KELYN Technologies. “That’s why we tie in the monitor with the storage, so you can very quickly load and visualize large quantities of 3D data.”
Visitors to KELYN Technologies’ booth had the opportunity to test out one of two 3D-viewing workstations set up onsite, where the company ran software from company partner BAE Systems.
Headline Image: At its first GEOINT Symposium, KELYN Technologies showcased 3D PluraView, a high-resolution stereoscopic monitor from Schneider Digital.