09-08-2011 11:25 AM
Video Beyond the Conference Room
Innovative Solutions for Public Safety, Crisis Management and National Security
Enhancing Public Security and Disaster Management with New Generation Video Applications
As U.S. Navy SEALs crept into Osama Bin Laden’s com- pound in Pakistan, President Barack Obama and other officials monitored the mission in real time, thanks in part to 25 sophisticated, miniature digital video cameras placed in the helmets worn by the SEALs. When Japan’s earthquake- damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant required damage assessment, robots equipped with computerized ‘eyes’ and automated video capability handled the perilous task, achieving situational awareness for those in charge with- out risking human lives.
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Governments are faced with more and more types of emergencies to deal with - natural disasters, man-made disasters, health hazards, security threats - Public safety and security agencies have been tasked to provide an ever-widening array of services, while simultaneously reducing operating costs through increased efficiency and productivity.
As a result, many government agencies have invested in tools and infrastructure to respond to these requirements – on demand. For instance, Emergency Services teams today depend on high definition video conferencing and immersive telepresence solutions for all aspects of emergency management - Mitigation and Preparedness; Detection and Analysis; Response and Recovery – and Operations Continuity.
Visual communications enable pubic safety personnel to be better prepared, to quickly assess situations and securely communicate face-to-face in any environment, whether on-base or in the field – ensuring rapid and informed decision-making for greater mission success.
Watch how the Oklahoma National Guard uses the technology to support their operations:
Global Director - Government