U.S. Department of Defense finds new AI solution to secure ports


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will deploy OStream’s Percept – a software and data transport system – to optimise and manage Vision AI security at its ports.

As the demand for AI-enabled solutions is increasing across the port and logistics sectors, the DoD has always relied on video analytics as key tool to secure its ports.

The new integration of OStream’s software will allow for real-time analytics stored in a unified and private database – preventing fragmented systems and effectively solving workflow problems. The Percept’s hub will enable the DoD to integrate any camera to over 300 market AI services.

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“Vision AI is a strategic initiative at many sites including the Port of Hueneme,” said Alan Jaeger, Director of the NavalX Ventura TechBridge, Department of the Navy.

“OStream has proven that their data infrastructure products facilitate smooth integration of cameras to hundreds of different leading AI providers.”

“The agility to leverage new IoT style cameras as well as existing video feeds is an appealing proposition.”

US ports currently utilise AI solutions to supervise movements and coordination of people, vehicles, and cargo. The DoD has additionally selected several Percept AI service partners as backend providers for object detection, tracking, and correlation.

While Percept is typically used by private IT organisations, OStream has signed an executed Cooperative R&D Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy to work together on research and development.

Touching on the deployment of smart technologies, US West Coast ports are in the midst of a clash over automation benefits – as crucial labour talks are expected to take place on 10 May.

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