Advanced Imaging's 2007 Solutions of the year

Octec is one of the two winners in the Defence and Security category in the Solution of the Year Award presented by Advanced Imaging Magazine. This award is for our work on the DARPA autonomous air to air refueling program. The following is a copy of the introduction to the awards written by Advanced Imaging Magazine's editorial team. For the eleventh year, Advanced Imaging presents its Solutions of the Year. And what a good year 2006 was for solving involved problems using sophisticated imaging technology. In a switch, we are not organizing this year's submissions into 'winners' and 'runners-up,' since it is extremely difficult to quantify such a diverse range of solutions relative to each other and determine a winner. What we did, was select the outstanding entrants in the key categories of medical; scientific; defense, security & law enforcement; machine vision; consumer & commercial; and entertainment & broadcast. Each submitter was asked to identify the challenge, outline the solution, list the tools used to achieve the solution and then describe the difference that the solution made. The last point was the most critical in the selection criteria.