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French Police Undertake Low Bandwidth Video Pilot Project

Vemotion Interactive : 04 October, 2011  (Application Story)
Low bandwidth video pilot project to focus on remote video units and ANPR vehicles operated by the French police
French Police Undertake Low Bandwidth Video Pilot Project
Vemotion Interactive has been awarded a 6 month pilot project by the Service des technologies et des systèmes d'information de la sécurité intérieure named ST(SI)² for the use of low bandwidth video for the French Police and Gendarmes.

Over the last year a contingent of the French Police and Gendarmerie has been evaluating Low Bandwidth Video solutions. The French Police have recently completed a national rollout of over 500 new generation ANPR vehicles equipped with 6 video cameras integrated in the light-bar for 360° coverage. The investigation was to identify a means to deploy a reliable and low cost solution to view live video from any of these cars and transmit the video to the ST(SI)² in Paris.

“The live video streaming from the vehicle to the Ops Room is being tested for operations management in public security. In moments of crises, the transmission of video in real time to the Ops centre gives a more precise view of the situation to the Operations Officer,” said Chef d'escadron Thierry Robin, a Senior Gendarmerie officer within the ST(SI)² and Head of Project.

A pilot will commence in Sept 2011 and Vemotion units installed in ANPR&video and other remote mobile units such as helicopters, CCTV vans, Rapid Deployment Units and local officers on the street using HTC mobile phones. Once equipped, the central control room in the ST(SI)² will be able to receive live video from any resource on demand.

The solution is fully integrated with command and control software in the ST(SI)², the back office systems for operational use by the police and Gendarmerie.  The pilot covers selected units across France and the solution being deployed will be demonstrated at this year’s  Milipol event.

Following this 6 month pilot, the intention is to rollout the solution to a large number of remote assets including ANPR&video vehicles and remote operatives across the whole of France.

“Vemotion technology was identified as being the best balance of cost to technical capability and the product able to provide the quality of video required and we are proud of the company and its capabilities,” said Stewart McCone, Managing Director of Vemotion Interactive Ltd. “ We are delighted to have been selected for such a high profile project and are confident that the Vemotion solution and company ethos will provide the right combination to partner effectively with the French Ministry of Interior,” added McCone.
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