ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Software Modules cut security application development time.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
May 8, 2014 - With Secure-X modules, those developing radar and camera security solutions can integrate disparate sensor types into security surveillance solutions. Toolkit of software building blocks offers modules for radar acquisition, processing, scan conversion, tracking of radar and video targets, fusion, recording, and display. Secure-X is also available as ready-to-run surveillance application that integrates radar and video cameras with threat display, recording, and target tracking.

Cambridge Pixel's Secure-X Software Makes Radar Camera Sensor Integration Quick and Simple

Cambridge Pixel
New Cambridge House Litlington, Royston,
Herts, SG8 0SS
United Kingdom

Press release date: April 30, 2014

Secure-X enables integrators to cut development time and cost of security applications, is available as a toolkit for developers or as a ready-to-run surveillance application and will be presented at SPIE DSS at booth 1209 from May 6-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.

CAMBRIDGE, England, -- Cambridge Pixel ( a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has unveiled its Secure-X family of software modules. Secure-X is designed to help those developing radar and camera security solutions to quickly and cost-effectively integrate disparate sensor types into their security surveillance solution and to thereby reduce development time and cost.

Secure-X provides a toolkit of field-proven, best-in-class software building blocks for radar and camera interfacing, processing and display with modules for radar acquisition, processing, scan conversion, tracking of radar and video targets, fusion, recording and display. Secure-X is also available as a ready-to-run surveillance application that integrates radar and video cameras with threat display, recording and target tracking - with optional source code for extension, localisation and long-term support.

David Johnson, Cambridge Pixel's managing director, said: "We are seeing increasing demand for integrated radar and camera surveillance solutions in border and perimeter security, and for asset protection. One of the big advantages of Secure-X is that the customer stays in control as they can buy the 'modules of expertise' they need to support their surveillance solution, or, if required, a complete application."

A recent example of this, according to David Johnson, is engineers in the Kelvin Hughes Surveillance business. They needed software components for their new CxEye(TM) security display, and with pressure on time and budget turned to Cambridge Pixel for software modules for radar acquisition, display, multi-hypothesis target tracking, fusion, camera control, map display and control functions.

"A key objective with the Secure-X software is to provide software modules that permit integration of disparate sensor types into a processing and display framework," added David Johnson. "Separating the processing and display from the specifics of the hardware allows the best sensor to be chosen for each application with minimal changes to the application software."

The latest addition to the Secure-X family is the VTx Server, which provides target tracking from camera video. In a typical situation, targets may be automatically acquired from a radar and then passed to the video tracker for frame-by-frame tracking. The video tracker, which is software-based and accelerated with GPU processing, analyses the video data frame-by-frame to determine the motion of a target of interest. The output may be used to display a target position or move a camera to keep a target of interest in the field of view.

Secure-X software is based on components from Cambridge Pixel's SPx software range, which are widely deployed in military and commercial applications, including security and C2 systems. These modules are provided as C++ classes that can be built into a Windows or Linux application. Secure-X interfaces to many standard radars including Kelvin Hughes, Terma, Blighter, Navtech, JRC, Simrad and Raytheon as well as to video and related sensors.

Cambridge Pixel will showcase its Secure-X software at SPIE DSS on booth 1209 from 6-8 May at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland, USA.

For more information please visit or call: +44 (0) 1763 852749 or email:

Media contact:
Martin Brooke  
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 882174 
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Optics and Photonics
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Kelvin Hughes Partners with Cambridge Pixel to Speed Time to Market for CxEye Security Display Solution
Exelis Selects Cambridge Pixel for Norwegian Coastguard Radar/Video C2 Upgrade
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Software Development Tools
Video Surveillance Equipment
Join the forum discussion at:
Engineers Lounge

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address