Cambridge Pixel Newsletter

Sensor Processing and Display

In This Issue
New SPx Developments
Secure-X Security Software
Simrad 4G Support
Radar in a Browser
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Issue: 19June 2014
New SPx Software Developments


The SPx Software, now released at version 1.62, continues to evolve to provide support for new radars, graphics libraries and operating systems, whilst adding new features for radar and video processing. In this newsletter we look at additions for security and surveillance through Secure-X, support for the Simrad 4G radar and use of WebM for the display of radar video in a web browser.


Existing users of Cambridge Pixel's SPx Development software or RadarView, Simulator or SPx Server applications can contact us for details of new features in the latest products.

Secure-X Security Software

Cambridge Pixel's Secure-X software provides an integrated collection of middleware modules for radar acquisition, target tracking, camera control and video tracking. User interface components support map display, camera video display, target overlays and radar scan conversion. The software is designed to provide core functional components of a situational awareness display. Cambridge Pixel can provide the software modules supporting the radar and camera-related functions that can be integrated into a custom Windows or Linux application,

or else we can offer a complete application solution with user-interface. For more information about Secure-X see here


Kelvin Hughes have incorporated Secure-X in their CxEye surveillance solution - see here for more details.

Simrad 4G Radar Support
Cambridge Pixel is supporting the Simrad/Lowrance 4G and 3G radars with full auto target tracking and display applications. The Simrad 4G radar provides a highly capable, cost-effective radar sensor that can be used for short to medium range detection of small boats, for example. The SPx Server software offers a fully configurable auto track capability that interfaces to the Simrad network video and extracts targets, which are reported on a network interface. The Server can also be used to redistribute video in industry-standard ASTERIX CAT-240 format. 

Also available is a client display application that displays Simrad 4G radar video, maps and targets, as well as providing a control interface back to the Simrad radar. The application provides a ready-to-run client display under Windows and can be used with static or ship-based radar installations.

Radar in a Web Browser with WebM

For browser-based radar display requirements, Cambridge Pixel's Radar Image Server (RIS) now supports the output of WebM formatted VP8 compressed radar images. WebM is a royalty-free and open video format designed for use with

HTML5. A WebM formatted radar image can be easily overlaid on top of a map using standard HTML and Javascript with a standard web browser, without the use of plugins.  


The Radar Image Server accepts radar video from signals or network sources and scan converts to an image that can then be distributed to one or more browser clients. One client is designated to be the master that controls the radar view. The image for that view is then distributed to connected browsers. For more information about the Radar Image Server see here.      



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