Military personnel must be able to view raw data quickly and efficiently, and distinguish the most important information on screen to make critical assessments. Rugged monitors used in mission-critical environments must be intelligent enough to make real-time image adjustments so operators can respond to threats and complete tasks such as radar tracking.
EIZO offers its own unique image enhancement technology that increase mission situational awareness for raw video capture applications where a DVE (Degraded Visual Environment) is likely to occur. Talon offers optional image enhancement technology which analyzes and adjusts images pixel-by-pixel in real time and enhance the areas most difficult for the human eye to distinguish, allowing operators to see more clearly through visual deterrents such as fog, smoke, snow, and rain.
It is important to note that the image enhancement processing is completed within the monitor, meaning the original source data is not altered. Because Talon monitors carry out image enhancement on their own, they minimize the processing workload on other system components.
The monitor detects areas of the image that are difficult to see due to low lighting conditions and corrects them to be more visible. It adjusts the brightness of each pixel to ensure dark areas are optimally corrected, while ensuring lighter areas do not become washed out. This is useful when viewing surveillance video at night or areas with little to no lighting.
Patent no. 5247910, 5470415 – Image processing for low lighting conditions is carried out based on the Retinex theory, where pixels are individually optimized.
The monitor detects areas of the image that appear hazy due to fog, smoke, snow, or other environmental conditions and corrects them to be more visible. This is ideal when viewing video footage in outdoor environments.
Patent no. 6228670 – Image processing for low lighting conditions is carried out based on the Retinex theory, where pixels are individually optimized.
EIZO Image Optimization Feature
• Enhance visibility in dark conditions
• Enhance visibility in hazy conditions
• See details in color dominated images
• Reduced noise