Live video feeds taken to a ‘new level’

A new generation of body-worn video (BWV) cameras allows live video feeds to be streamed to control rooms and to others in the field with near zero-latency and no picture breakups.

Apr 20, 2016
By Paul Jacques

A new generation of body-worn video (BWV) cameras allows live video feeds to be streamed to control rooms and to others in the field with near zero-latency and no picture breakups.

Video can be streamed using bandwidths as low as 9kbps over 2G and GPRS (general packet radio service) networks, with full high-definition video over 3G and 4G.

This means it can be used in real-time decision-making, not just as an independent record of what happened, to be reviewed after the event.

“There is an increasing need for live situational awareness and a growing desire to increase public and officer safety with widespread adoption of wearable video,” said Colin Evans, chief operating officer at Digital Barriers, the company behind the ‘EdgeVis Live for Body Worn’ technology.

“The ability to provide actual real-time streaming with no latency and no image breakup over any network, including limited and congested cellular networks in remote locations and city centres, takes BWV to a whole new level.”

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