An update from our CEO

Sonny Foster Visionary Machines CEO

CEO Update | July 2024

Visionary Machines has gone from strength-to-strength over the last three months, winning a $2.5 million Defence Innovation contract for our PORA Counter Drone and Robotic Autonomous Systems (C-RAS) technology. This contract has significant follow-on opportunity and sees the company applying our unique vision system capabilities to address the urgent threat and challenges posed by rapidly advancing drone technology. The immediate demand for an advanced drone detection system by global customers is a significant opportunity our Visionary Machines is well positioned to address.

Visionary Machines will be extensively represented at the upcoming Land Forces 2024 International Land Defence Exposition (11-13 September 2024 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia), displaying our Perception autonomy technology, PORA Counter Drone and RAS and Vanguard ISR — Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance toolkit, on multiple stands and in action with several of our customers and partners.

On the commercial front we will soon be announcing our first asset inspection product being Vanguard Inspector (keep an eye on our LinkedIn and website for more soon). Vanguard Inspector was amongst products demonstrated when we were recently honoured to welcome former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, and Founder and Chair of Robotics Australia Dr Sue Keay to our Sydney head office. They met with the team, toured our facilities and experienced first-hand our exciting product developments.

We also have some exciting Board announcements to make in the coming weeks, which reflect our significant growth and the substantial industry traction achieved over the year to-date.

Sonny Foster | CEO | Visionary Machines

CEO Update | April 2024

Joining the Visionary Machines team in February, it has been a transformative and fast-paced first quarter for the company, which furthers our values and vision — to be the provider of the world’s most trusted vision systems for machine autonomy.

We continued to advance this core vision with ongoing growth, welcoming new team members and commercialising our product lines: Vanguard, Perception and soon-to-be-announced PORA (watch this space for more), all built on, and powered by our core PandionTM architecture.

This growth period has seen Visionary Machines successfully secure a substantial military contract with significant ongoing opportunity, which we will formally announce next month, further illustrating the interest in our advanced vision systems and their unique capabilities.

Our breakthrough last year of multispectral vision has opened several doors for our product lines where night and day and all-weather vision is critical. And our diversified business models see us applying our Pandion,TM-powered vision system technology across sectors including, public safety and defence, mining, agriculture and heavy vehicles, ranging in application from asset inspection through to autonomous function.

Q2 is shaping up to be an extremely exciting time at Visionary Machines.

Sonny Foster | CEO | Visionary Machines

CEO Update | August 2023

It has been a busy time at Visionary Machines leading up to the launch later this month (August) of our first product, Vanguard.

Vanguard delivers real-time spatial perception for reconnaissance, installed as a retrofit on defence, mining and emergency vehicles. It has been developed in close consultation with customers, ensuring it provides unique and much needed capabilities to key personnel.

Vanguard is a major step toward our promise to provide revolutionary spatial sensing for autonomy. We anticipate that camera technology, which enables real-time 3D vision, will become the primary sensor modality for autonomous vehicles and machines. Vanguard exemplifies this, with sophisticated camera arrays housed in a ruggedised carbon fibre frame, and interconnected with our parallel processing engine.

This intersection of camera and processor tech is the foundation of our products. We appreciate the continuing support of our technology partners– Lucid and Xenics with their amazing camera technology, plus Nvidia and AMD with their powerful parallel processor architectures.

Our teams in Oxford (UK), Sydney and Canberra (AUS) continue to deliver patent pending breakthroughs in computer vision into our 3rd generation Pandion™ sensor system. These sensors underpin Vanguard, providing high-fidelity, multi-spectral 3D reconstruction in almost any weather or lighting conditions.

The power of our Vanguard solution is best observed in action and our Field Trials team has been continuously occupied in upgrading our demonstration vehicles and conducting trials. To experience Vanguard in action contact us and request a demonstration.

You may have also noticed our new look website that better reflects the innovative nature of our technology. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Gary Aitchison | CEO | Visionary Machines

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