Soliton Systems and Milestone tie up new partnership for mobile streaming
Soliton Systems, the lead manufacturer of mobile video streaming solutions for Public Safety applications, have announced a partnership with Milestone Systems, the global leader in IP video management software (VMS) for video surveillance solutions.
Soliton Systems is a Japanese technology company that manufactures solutions for the Public Safety market, for live streaming video over the 3G and 4G LTE network. They have the Smart telecaster range of products that can be utilised for real-time video from a remote situation via body worn or other types of mobile video cameras. Soliton´s Smart telecaster product works with a range of different cameras that can be placed in moving vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, motorcycles and helicopters, and can live stream at speed, or from a static location such as a remotely place video surveillance van. The light weight units can be carried on a person allowing streaming from body worn cameras for applications such as facial recognition. In addition, software can be downloaded from the App Store that allows live streaming direct from a smartphone back to a command centre inclusive of GPS information.
Milestone System are the leading VMS company and have many global customers remotely managing surveillance cameras with an array of management functionality.
Mogens Jensen, the Managing Director of Soliton Systems Europe comments “It is a great privilege for Soliton to work with Milestone. Many of our Public Safety and emergency service customers already have Milestone so by partnering, this will allow them to manage their mobile video feeds from a central management console from the leading manufacturer of VMS solutions.”
The Smart telecaster range of products utilises H.265 encoding technology that efficiently compresses real-time video for streaming over multiple 3G and 4G mobile networks simultaneously. As it is the next generation of H.265, as oppose to H.264, it can successfully operate even when mobile signal becomes weak to provide reliable high quality video.
Henrik Sydbo Hansen, Group Manager of Devices & Integrations at Milestone Systems commented further. “Many of our integrations to date have been from static type cameras. Given Soliton’s strength in live streaming from a mobile device, we see this as a natural extension of our own offering and something that many in the Milestone community have been requesting.”
With Milestone’s open platform architecture, users have an array of management functions allowing for a more efficient administration from a mix of different IP video surveillance and CCTV cameras. It allows cameras to be remotely managed and can include continued or selective video streaming that can be event or alarm based, maps of locations, and securing video for law enforcement and for storing for evidence. Milestones certification plan allows for third party systems and devices within the video surveillance eco system to be integrated to guarantee interoperability allowing for customers to take advantage of innovative and new technology as they come to market.
Sydbo Hansen continues “Soliton’s H265 technology which is in line with our roadmap, and their commitment to ONVIF, a standard for video surveillance, gives us a synergy that not only works now, but provides an road-map in an industry that is constantly evolving. We look forward to a successful and long partnership.”