Rapid Imaging Software Inc.

Rapid Imaging Software Inc.

Rapid Imaging Software Inc.

Industry: Computer Software
Founded: 1985
Type: Privately Held
Size: 1-10 Employees.
Specialities: Situational awareness, UAS, Augmented realtiy, Map overlays, Augmented reality
Categories: Augmented Reality
RIS partners with major aerospace enterprises to provide innovative imaging solutions to significant problems. RIS adds intelligence - frequently geographic intelligence - to camera systems and networks. By blending geographic information with live video, we facilitate rapid, sound decision-making in mission critical environments. Application areas for this technology range from aviation safety, military, border patrol, search and rescue, as well as environmental research.

Starting in 1996, RIS pioneered augmented reality (or hybrid synthetic vision) applications that blended three-dimensional map data with live video. Our LandForm product was flown on a specially equipped US Army helicopter validating this concept in 1999. NASA used LandForm SmartCam3D to fly the X38 crew return vehicle in 2000 to 2002. Astronauts described it as “The best seat in the house.”

The FAA certified our SmarTopo technology for airport obstacle surveys, and then applied that technology to a dozen key airports around the US, surveying over a thousand obstacles.

For several years our SmartCam3D has been part of two UAS Programs of Record. It is integral to all US Army ONESYSTEM and UGCS ground control segments.