When the U.S. Navy needed to update the technology used to track high-speed moving objects at its NAS North Island-based Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE), it called on D3Data LLC, a Seattle-area enterprise security video software company, to come up with a solution.
SCORE, a state-of-the-art facility providing tactical range training and testing services to U.S. Pacific Fleet forces, monitors distant high-speed objects in real time as part of its training activities, but the system used by SCORE staff was outdated, relying heavily on manual operation of joysticks to try to keep up with flying or moving objects and switching between multiple cameras to record the objects' travel.
D3Data implemented a browser-based system using its NETVM (Network Video Management) digital video real-time/recording solution, SCORE's existing Cohu CCTV fast pan/tilt/zoom cameras and AXIS 250S MPEG-2 video servers. The new system enables the Navy to tap into satellite feeds to triangulate the position of a moving object and automatically send those coordinates to NETVM, which trains the pan/tilt/zoom cameras on the object. The resulting video is captured in DVD-quality on the AXIS MPEG-2 servers, which feed the video to the NETVM server, where it is compressed to 10 percent of its original size and converted to Windows Media 9 format. The result: hands-off, single-screen monitoring and recording of distant high-speed moving objects, such as jets or tomahawk missiles, day or night, viewable from any Web browser on any authorized PC, PDA or cell phone anywhere in the world.
The NETVM enterprise solution is extremely scalable, allowing unlimited cameras, locations and users to interact with recording tools and functionality through a common Web browser.
For more information, visit www.d3data.com.