4Sight – The Company
4Sight Imaging is an agile and growing imaging sciences technology company based in Bolton Greater Manchester. It was founded in 2004 by a team with a successful history in research, innovation and technology transfer, and which had just emerged from a successful venture backed spin out from the University of Manchester when it was sold to a US multinational.
The objective of 4Sight was to undertake the research and development to underpin next gen image analysis techniques and then to market products and services based on this technology platform. Initial work from 2004 to 2007 led to a number of international patents being granted. Research has continued ever since to further extend the technology.
4Sight has developed a range of products using its imaging science platform (known as Autonomous Image Interpretation – AI2), these include a range of industry leading and commercially successful vehicle surveillance products as well as enabling technology supplied to third party (OEM) customers in the automated industrial inspection market, where the use of 4Sight technology confers significant competitive advantage to its users. As well as investing heavily in its own on-going research & development programme, 4Sight also undertakes imaging science research under contract for the Defence and Science Technology Laboratory of the MoD.
The skills of the 4Sight team extend well beyond their capacity to innovate and deliver real-world capable applications using new imaging science technologies, but also include the capability to develop up to national scale, secure, intelligence data mining and analysis systems; engineer advanced and innovative hardware, sensor and optical systems; manage and support networks of OEM and Systems Integration partners, resellers, distributions and users across the world.
4Sight is engaged in extending its vehicle surveillance proposition, which itself evolved from our industry-leading ANPR solution, into a suite of capabilities aimed at the broader application area of Highway Surveillance. Of primary importance in this endeavour is 4Sight’s ability to integrate its own proprietary technology with “best of breed” third party technologies and deliver these as practical, uniquely capable products.