Next Generation Video Target Tracking

29 - 11 - 2022

  • Augmented capabilities due to advanced machine learning and AI capability
  • Enhanced target tracking performance in crowded scenes including automatic reacquisition
  • The burden on multifaceted operators is considerably reduced

Vision4ce, a Chess Dynamics brand, has today announced a next generation tracking feature for its CHARM Video Target Trackers product range. Incorporating machine learning and AI into the image processing of target tracking brings improved performance in complex scenarios, including automated acquisition and reacquisition of targets.

The software upgrade ensures reliable targeting of small agile targets such as drones/swarms, autonomous surface vessels, and jet skis without the need of intervention by the operator when a target becomes obscured or changes perception angle.

This capability extends to vehicles and people in crowded ground scenes as well as aircraft in the presence of cloud clutter.

John Thornton, Director of Image Processing at Vision4ce comments, ‘This is a significant capability enhancement for our customers. The CHARM tracker is now even more resilient, capable of maintaining robust tracks even with challenging targets, and provides enhanced adaptability to rapid changes of the target, augmenting an already impressive range of products.

 This software upgrade showcases our commitment of the Vision4ce brand to continuously develop capabilities that both lengthen the life and augment the performance of customers’ products. Innovations that ultimately meet ever-evolving requirements,’


Machine Learning and AI for Improved Video Target Tracking

The Vision4ce CHARM product range offers video target tracking capability and meets different form factor requirements.

This new feature, for the CHARM 100 and CHARM 100 NX exploits AI-based methods to maintain tracks in complex scenes. This provides increased probability of reacquisition and reduced frequency of seduction by false targets due to improved bounding of the target.

Automatic target reacquisition removes the requirement for manual reacquisition following loss of a track to reduce the burden on the operator and simplify the target acquisition process.

Dynetics and DARPA X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) Program

30 - 06 - 2022

The success and innovation of the Dynetics team – which utilised Vision4ce’s CHARM100 video tracker – in the US-funded Gremlins program has been recognised by the National Aeronautic Association 2021 Robert J. Collier Trophy selection committee as a 2021 trophy finalist.

The Gremlins program, managed by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office, aimed to demonstrate aerial launch and recovery of multiple low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The technology, when proven, would in turn enable management of sensors in denied environments and also help reduce the risk to humans from potential threats.

Vision4ce’s CHARM100 video tracker technology was mounted in the Dynetics X-61A GAV to provide novel target detection and tracking techniques to assist the drone’s positionings during the final phases of the recovery operation. The CHARM100 capability was selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation, which is part of the Dynetics team, for its ability to offer high resolution, low latency image processing, video encoding and streaming to the GAV.

John Thornton, Director of Image Processing at Vision4ce said, “We’re extremely proud of the role that our technology has played in the Gremlins program, and how the success and innovation of the Dynetics team has been recognised by the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy selection committee.

“Being selected as a finalist for the Trophy clearly demonstrates the forward-thinking capability developed during the program, and the potential it offers to the aerospace domain. Our CHARM100 video tracker has a range of applications across all defence domains, and we look forward to developing its use and integration with UAS.”

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) celebrates significant achievements in aerospace annually through the Robert J. Collier Trophy. The award acknowledges “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”


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Dynetics and DARPA X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) Program

Low Latency Video Streaming With Vision4ce’s CHARM 100NX

01 - 02 - 2022

Did you know our CHARM100 range of video processing hardware supports low latency video streaming. Our low SWaP hardware platforms can capture multiple video inputs (from analog video to 3G-SDI), encode and stream them using RTSP or MPEG-TS with delays of less than 40ms (2 frames). Video capture and streaming can be combined with our video processing functions such as tracking, classification, stabilization and image fusion to provide a flexible and powerful image processing sub-system.

Please do get in touch if you would like to know more +44 (0) 118 979 7904 /

The CHARM 100NX from Vision4ce

Customisation of Vision4ce Products

06 - 12 - 2021

UK Electronics Skills Foundation

27 - 09 - 2021

Great to see Ryan has completed his placement at Vision4ce which was arranged through UKESF.

UKESF encourages young people to study Electronics and pursue careers in the sector.  They connect the most capable electronics students at the top UK universities with leading employers.

See Ryan’s profile here and what he had to say about working at Vision4ce  Ryan – UKESF

Military Systems & Technology Magazine (DSEI Edition)

31 - 08 - 2021

Unfortunately, we will not be attending DSEI 2021 but will still have a feature in the Military Systems & Technology Magazine DSEI Edition. The magazine contains a 4 page feature on the Rugged Video Processing and Distribution Unit, including Tracking and Classification using Artificial Intelligence.

Take a look

If you have any questions regarding this article or any of our products then do give us a call or email us at / +44 1189797904

UAV Applications For ISR Border Surveillance

21 - 06 - 2021

Need mission critical hardware and software for video tracking image processing applications? Vision4ce has designed and developed robust video trackers, including image processing solutions designed for critical operations were video imagery and recording information is vital for border control, rescue missions, public safety and surveillance missions.

These highly reliable units contained on low swap boards provide high quality imagery enabling a robust control of onboard gimbals allowing the high precision of tracking objects on land, sea and air. The intelligent software allows route tracking target movement direction and prediction location, even when the visual target tracking is lost. The target tracking feature can be automatically activated or manually controlled when the target is in the field of view on the camera, providing real time imagery.

The video data can also be recorded for gathering information and for Classification training using the AI function where this is part of the integrated product.

Military Systems & Technology Magazine

16 - 02 - 2021

Welcome to this IDEX 2021 edition of Military Systems & Technology Magazine. As an established web portal for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry, they strive to provide a comprehensive and detailed listing of Military Equipment Suppliers, Products and Services.

Vision4ce is featured on pages 20-23 where you’ll see an article on the all encompassing VPDU.


The CHARM 100NX from Vision4ce

09 - 02 - 2021

Vision4ce unveils the CHARM 100NX which includes the Jetson Xavier NX, the worlds smallest AI supercomputer!

The Xavier NX provides more than 3 times the AI processing performance of the earlier Jetson TX2 processor.

Do you require super sophisticated technology to help with your video processing?  Vision4ce latest board the CHARM-100NX is a standalone video processing board for embedded video and image processing applications, designed to host the GRIP View software and can include the field proven DART video tracking software.

The CHARM 100NX is based on a NVIDIA Xavier embedded processor which incorporates a multicore ARM processor and powerful GPU.  Video interfaces are provide for 6G, 3G, HD and SD SDI digital video along with a mezzanine board for video interfaces such as YPbPr, CameraLink, CoaXPress and LVDS.

Vision4ce have also developed a range of GPU based embedded platforms which are efficient for AI computing. In addition, several software solutions such as our Video management software provide an architecture with rules based learning already that allows the trained AI process to be added into the existing frameworks.

For more information and datasheet visit


Season’s Greetings

22 - 12 - 2020

The Team at Vision4ce would like to wish all their customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2021.

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