HiPER STARE® is the premier solution for Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) data. This solution was designed to work with the most advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

HiPER STARE® is a data access solution used to catalog, organize and share large volumes of Wide Area Motion Imagery data within a cloud-based, service-oriented architecture.

Client Interface

HiPER STARE screenshot

HiPER STARE® Thin Client interface. WAMI Data shown in screenshot and demonstrations is provided by PV Labs.

Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

HiPER STARE® is Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution providing applications and data consumers fast and efficient access to WAMI data via RESTful Web services, e.g. OGC WAMI Standards.

STARE Diagram

* Visit the OGC Standards page for more information: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/


Disruptive Technology

Throughout military history technological developments have substantially disrupted the methods of conventional warfare. In general terms, the evolution of weapons and weapon delivery systems, small arms, tanks, and aircraft for example, have forced changes in the warfare tactics. Speed and efficiency with which military forces can be deployed is a significant factor in determining military advantage over its adversary. Perhaps the most significant trend in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) market over the past few years has been the spectacular growth in data volumes. Innovative sensor platforms with improving optics have increased the complexity in which analysts can effectively manage Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) data. Thus, meeting growing demands for highly intelligent analytical products in a timely manner requires a disruptive approach.

PIXIA® is the industry leader in providing BIG Data solutions to access, organize, and share large volumes of motion imagery within a cloud-based architecture. Our breakthrough storage input-output (I/O) engine provides blazing speed and unlimited scalability on any storage vendor while still providing direct access back to source files.

Files to stream

Transform into Video

HiPER STARE® is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that lets you organize varying types of WAMI data. Disparate data could be collected using different sensor platforms or varying spectrums (electric-optic or infrared). HiPER STARE® provides a manner in which to transform frame-based files into spatially-specific products in various file formats or stream-based feeds in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2.

You’ll be surprised at how easily analysts can fuse data into meaningful analytical products.

Patch Data

Live Encoding

When new data arrives, rapid updates can be patched into existing layers easily. No need to rebuild an entire cache of a layer; data is copied into place spatially and is immediately accessible.

Do you count on real-time data access? Live-Encode! With our watch folders, users can ingest and disseminate as it is received.

Data Reach

Reach Forward

Allowing data to live where it was collected: Theater, Ground Station, and Forward Operation Base (FOB). No longer does an organization need to ship or move data physically from a collection point but rather make that GEOINT data instantly accessible!

Reach forward and analyze WAMI data.

In recent years, Wide Area Motion Imagery (or Persistent Surveillance) has become an increasingly important capability for military and intelligence operations.


Taken as a whole, ISR encompasses the set of processes that aims to provide accurate, relevant, and timely information to the decision maker. In previous conflicts, particularly in major combat operations, ISR was employed primarily to obtain the high-quality information required to strike a target. The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, characterized by extended, low-intensity operations, have demonstrated the value of ISR in a broader range of activities, from identifying improvised explosive device (IED) emplacement to understanding "patterns of life" of civilian populations. As a consequence, over the past few years, the demand for ISR has skyrocketed.

The HiPER STARE® Solution addresses the extensive processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) architecture required by the DOD and Intelligence Community to provide ISR capabilities to the warfighter. The solution provides support for a wide variety of electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) sensors, such as:

  • Constant Hawk
  • Blue Devil
  • Gorgon Stare
  • Mutli-Aperture Sparse Imager Video System (MASIVS)
  • Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance Sensor (AWAPSS)
  • Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS-IS)

Activity Based Intelligence

"ABI requires a fundamental shift in technology, tradecraft, training, policies and the way we think about intelligence problems. Implemented correctly, the ABI approach has the potential to vastly improve our understanding of groups and individuals and their interactions and transactions with one another at an operational level."

Geospatial Intelligence Forum, Sept. 2010

BIG Data Analytics

"Building applications and the architectures that run in the Data Cloud requires new thinking about scale, elasticity, and resilience."

Booz Allen Hamilton: Massive Data Analytics and the Cloud

Enabling GMTI

"GMTI is a key technology providing U.S. forces critical, unprecedented information superiority with the potential to transform warfighting."

Northrup Grumman: Ground Moving Target Indicator Radar and the Transformation of U.S. Warfighting


Industry-wide Interoperability

PIXIA® is the author of the WAMI web-services specification currently under review by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). HiPER STARE® provides open standards for WAMI data to integrate into larger architectures. By implementing industry Open Standards, HiPER STARE® has achieved a level of interoperability for all thick and thin client applications that users can leverage.

See who has WAMI support in the ISR industry.

Mobile Support

Easily accessible and optimized for mobile devices, HiPER STARE® can expand your organizations reach to critical and mission-ready WAMI data.

Mobile devices

Performance will vary based on hardware configuration. WAMI data shown in screenshot courtesy of PV Labs.

PIXIA® Technology

The technology behind PIXIA® solutions are based on a common framework designed to deliver speed, quality, and scalability.

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