Alcatel-Lucent launches First Responder Video solution to handle emergency situation

Telecom Lead Asia: Telecom equipment major Alcatel-Lucent
has launched First Responder Video solution.


The video solution enables first – response emergency teams
to view and share multiple video and data feeds simultaneously on mobile


Fire, ambulance and police teams can share critical
emergency situation information with operation controllers via video and data


Building on Bell Labs research in multimedia and cloud,
the First Responder Video utilizes 4G LTE mobile broadband networks to convey
real-time video and information rapidly and cost-efficiently.


Alcatel-Lucent’s First Responder Video optimizes
bandwidth use integrating multiple video feeds and other operational data into
one single stream to transmit to situation commanders. This enables the fast
delivery of video and data among teams, allowing them to respond to a situation
effectively, without compromising the delivery speed of the LTE network.


Philippe Agard, vice president of Public Safety,
Alcatel-Lucent said the solution has seen great results in a live end-to-end
trial with the Policia Militar do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil, allowing teams
to be sent views from in-car cameras. Easy-to-use screens enhance operations in
the toughest environments and the ability to maximize available bandwidth to
share multiple high-quality video images on a variety of mobile devices
maximizes cost of ownership at a time when budgets are being stretched.


First Responder Video employs a thin client strategy,
which ensures that data processing takes place at the powerful control centers
to free up the device itself to focus on receiving and sending images and data.
It works with existing control center dispatch applications and allows teams to
send video and data to many different types of ‘smart’ mobile devices at the
same time.


Teams can adjust the number of video and data views as
well as the screen layout. Agencies can allow first responder staff to share
their own videos of a situation and team members can further customize their
views by panning or zooming the video views to find out more about a situation.


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