The adventure of discovery

Advanced Visual Signal Processing

Tandent Vision Science, Inc. is a scientific research organization founded by the physicist, signal processing engineer, and entrepreneur Ray Dolby. The company was started to develop Advanced Visual Signal Processing, a more useful signal representation of the visual world based on important discoveries in human vision research.

Our company philosophy is that genuine innovation at the level of the signal can enable growth across a multitude of industries. AVSP is new, foundational innovation to power the visual computing revolution.

Change the signal, change the world.

Advanced Visual Signal Processing

Ray Dolby believed that signal processing engineers have the responsibility to go well beyond creating a signal that simply corresponds to a sensor response. The higher purpose of signal innovation is to separate different sources of signal variability to produce a more useful and truthful representation of the world.

AVSP began with important discoveries in our human vision laboratory that suggested that the spatial analysis of color can be a powerful tool for separating fundamentally different sources of variability in visual signals. AVSP is a family of proprietary, automatic, color-based methods for producing more veridical, intelligible, and useful visual signals. AVSP dramatically enhances the performance of computer vision and video compression and opens new horizons for a wide range of visual technologies.

Video Compression

AVSP is a major breakthrough for the field of video compression. As consumers move from broadcasting to streaming, profound and accelerating demands are made of the world’s wired and wireless infrastructure.

AVSP dramatically reduces bandwidth and storage costs without requiring any modification to codec hardware or software. Just process video content with AVSP prior to compression with HEVC, H.264, MPEG-2, or other standard codecs for major gains in codec efficiency. Greater efficiency translates into major cost savings and greatly improved streaming performance.

AVSP is essential enabling technology for the wired internet streaming revolution as well as for meeting the challenge of delivering streaming video to growing populations of mobile consumers around the world.

Computer Vision

Our research has focused on face recognition and assisted/autonomous driving—the two most important commercial applications in the new field of computer vision. With AVSP, it is now possible to do face recognition in myriad new applications, and assisted driving can be more capable and reliable. As big as they are, however, face recognition and driving are just the beginning of a world-changing industry that is giving computers the ability to see.

Assisted by AVSP, computer vision will fundamentally redefine the way we interact with technology in our daily lives and help build a smarter and safer world.

New Frontiers

In its boldness, breadth, and relevance to a wide range of fast-growing industries, AVSP is rare in the history of start-ups.

Proprietary discoveries started our company and have driven our research. AVSP innovation is protected by more than 50 pioneer patents describing innovation from the foundations of image processing to the frontiers of computer vision, compression, computational photography and many other major applications.