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Optibase used for streaming emergency services training material.

Optibase : 04 December, 2007  (Application Story)
Advanced IPTV system installed by Optibase for US fire service to assist in the delivery of the latest training materials to emergency service personnel in Portland.
Optibase has announced that Portland Fire and Rescue has selected Optibase's advanced Video over IP streaming solution for broadcasting its training channel, which augments their current analogue closed circuit cable system.
Portland Fire and Rescue produce instructional videos on a regular basis teaching its firefighters to respond effectively and safely to emergency situations. With Optibase's advanced IPTV streaming solution, Portland Fire and Rescue presently utilises the Optibase Media Gateway (MGW) 1100 encoding and streaming platform to provide streaming of H.264 directly to three fire stations not currently on their analogue cable system.

The previous video system included recording the analogue video on DVD and sending copies to all the stations not on the analogue system. Based on Optibase cutting-edge H.264 Media Gateway (MGW) 1100 streaming and encoding platforms, the training channel is broadcasted to all the fire stations currently supported by their IP network at top picture quality and low bit rates.

Kent Powloski, video production manager at Portland Fire and Rescue commented, "The Optibase MGW 1100 demonstrates a solid design with remarkably good video quality at the low data rates we require."

"We are very pleased to be selected by Portland Fire and Rescue," said Yossi Aloni, president Optibase. "With our MGW streaming platforms we can offer all the features of a sophisticated Telco-grade IPTV solution to a municipal body. Due to the versatility of our products, we are able to specifically design an IPTV solution to meet the video broadcasting requirements of Portland Fire and Rescue and various other enterprise, government and municipal bodies."

Portland Fire and Rescue's selection of Optibase's IPTV solutions signifies Optibase's business focus on enterprise, law-enforcement agencies, rescue and emergency organizations and government markets' applications for Video over IP deployment. Using the latest H.264 compression technology, Optibase offers streaming and encoding solutions that meet the broadcasting requirements of these markets; reliability and top picture quality at low bit rates.
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