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Digital Harmonic Announces Appointment of Mason Baron as Chief Technology Officer

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Digital Harmonic, an innovative signal and image processing company founded by Paul Reed Smith, announces the appointment of Mason Baron as Chief Technology Officer.

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Mason Baron, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Harmonic (Photo: Business Wire)

Mason Baron, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Harmonic (Photo: Business Wire)

Baron brings 18 years of software development, large team leadership, artificial intelligence, machine learning, surveillance reconnaissance systems design, and imagery, signal, and radar processing experience to Digital Harmonic.

Most recently, he served as Minotaur Chief Naval Architect at Alion Science and Technology. Before Alion, Baron was Chief Engineer of Battle Force Projects at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he was a principal designer, lead developer and lead engineer for the Ocean Surveillance Initiative and Minotaur Mission Management System. Mason fielded several significant improvements to airborne surface search radar, video, signal and multi-intelligence data fusion processing that set the current state of the art.

“We have developed two foundational technologies with a solid patent portfolio that enable us to provide a leading-edge capability in multiple market segments and are creating waves in the market with novel approaches to both signal and image processing,” says Digital Harmonic’s CEO, Scott Haiges. “Having Mason join us is an important acknowledgment of our existing technology and brings us very high-level expert experience in furthering our capabilities. We look forward to working with Mason on our technology advancements each and every day.”

“Digital Harmonic has developed uniquely advanced imagery and signal processing technology. PurePixel fills a critical void in video processing for surveillance that improves the performance of all downstream processing and exploitation and increases the range of effectiveness of existing sensors,” said Baron. “I’m excited to help bring these technologies to bear on the most challenging sensing problems across the military, law enforcement, commercial, and medical domains.”

Baron holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University, and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

About Digital Harmonic LLC

Digital Harmonic provides cutting-edge analytics of images, video, and signals yielding unpreceded insights that drive time-sensitive and mission critical decisions for customers in the Defense, Healthcare, and Commercial sectors. Leveraging its deep patent portfolio Digital Harmonic delivers capabilities through its two products; The Precision Measuring Matrix (PMM) for advanced signal processing, and PurePixel for image and video processing. The company is headquartered in Ellicott City, MD with an additional office in Washington D.C. For more information visit