Motorola announces video enhancements
LAS VEGAS — Motorola Solutions today announced enhancements to its in-car video system and real-time video intelligence products that are designed to support real-time crime centers — a growing trend in the public-safety sector, according to company officials.
The 1.2 release of the MVX1000 in-car video system features improved user interfaces and enables users to add external video and audio files to an incident timeline that may be utilized in court proceedings.
"The capabilities we added there was to make it easier to store high-quality video that's been captured — coded by incident, time and location — and make it easily retrievable in an incident timeline," Alan Lopez, marketing director for public-safety solutions, said during an interview with Urgent Communications.
"[It also enables] the ability to group it with other sources of information — be it video or other sensors — and put it all in the backend storage system called the digital multimedia management system [DMMS], which really serves as the warehouse for all of the information captured by the MVX1000 system."
Meanwhile, the latest version of the Real-Time Video Intelligence (RTVI) product supports distribution of real-time streaming video to public-safety users using Android devices running Android 4.0.3 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") or later.
"We've added an Android client that runs on any handheld or tablet device that's running Ice Cream Sandwich or higher Android," Lopez said. "In addition to that, we've included the ability to pull in video from a number of different third-party sources. These are other systems that may be managing video from fixed surveillance cameras that can now stream directly into the RTVI client."
These new products are designed to help support the growing trend of real-time crime centers, which feature badged officers in the crime center helping officers in the field by mining available information from myriad sources, according to Clint Quanstrom, Motorola's vice president of integration services.
"This is really about integrating multiple sources of critical information to a unified view, so that a badged officer who is sitting [in a crime center] in real-time supporting people in the field — is able to help that person deal with the situation and help solve the crime in a much more rapid fashion," Quanstrom said during an interview with Urgent Communications. "Of course, in the longer term, we're going to bring in the analytics that will allow them to anticipate, allow them to forecast and be much more proactive in policing."
Motorola Solutions will be demonstrating these new products at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Booth 527.