Vigilance has completed the first phase of a Hyperspectral Imaging project to detect Asbestos - Cement roofing in the Netherlands. During this initial phase a total of 2.700 km² has been mapped using the Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI). Asbestos - Cement roofing has been utilized in the past but its use has been banned in the Netherlands since 1993. The Netherlands wants to eradicate all asbestos - cement roofing by 2024. Hyperspectral Imaging is a powerful technique to classify or identify materials based on its spectral reflectance. Making inventory using this Remote Sensing technique proves to be very efficient in terms of cost and speed.
Today, Vigilance B.V. announced that it ranked number 100 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2015, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over four years. Continue
Vigilance and Harris succesfully completed the first flight in Europe with the Corvus Eye, Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) system. This new, ground breakinzg ISR technology is capable to observe activity, track movement and gather critical intelligence over a city-size area, offering unprecedented situational awareness. Continue
Vigilance has completed the second phase of its Hyperspectral Imaging Pilot. Hyperspectral Images contain up to thousands of small spectral bands to gain detailed information about the reflectance of the scene. This is in comparison to multi-spectral images, which contain far fewer bands. For example, hyperspectral images of agricultural plots can provide very precise information about the soil, minerals, humidity and the crops. Hyperspectral Imaging is therefore a very useful and promising instrument in precision agriculture. Continue
Vigilance has recently completed the delivery and integration of the Coalition Shared Database (CSD) with the Scan Eagle Video Exploitation Suite (SVEST) onboard of the Landing Platform Dock HNLMS Rotterdam. The delivery includes new ICE ©web-based search-, ingest and reporting tools. HNLMS Rotterdam will be deployed to support Operation Ocean Shield, NATO’s contribution to international efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa. Continue
Vigilance B.V. will participate in the AIRborne Information for Emergency situation Awareness and Monitoring (AIRBEAM) project together with 20 European companies and organizations. AIRBEAM is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project related to crisis management (natural disasters and other wide-scale crises). The goal is to develop a multi-platform approach to situational awareness for crisis management, utilizing especially Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aerostats and satellites. Continue
As part of the project “The Netherlands: country of entrepreneurship and innovation” the government initiated social innovation programmes in the field of water, safety, care and energy. These programmes must contribute to solutions for major social issues. In this social innovation programme the input of know-how, innovation and entrepreneurship for solving social issues is the central subject. The i-Bridge concept makes it possible to link a number of various communication components in varying combinations to each other based on Internet Protocols. Secure, real-time collaboration and logging hence become possible. This development solves a number of bottlenecks, as identified in the roadmap of the Social Innovation Agenda Safety, including the build-up of an integrated common situational picture. Continue
Vigilance will participate in the Multi-intelligence All-source Joint ISR Interoperability Coalition (MAJIIC 2) project.MAJIIC 2 is the successor of the successful MAJIIC project. This included the development of a common shared database system which enabled NATO to rapidly share full motion video in Afghanistan. Under the new program current technologies will be further developed and applied in a wider context, for example, in support of the civil authorities. Continue