announces that Humberside Police, UK has upgraded their current IPTV system with Optibase’s carrier-grade, MPEG-4 H.264 solution. Together with local UK partner, Cotswold Communications, Optibase’s delivered a system that includes MediaGateway encoding platforms, which will be streaming feeds coming from the police helicopter to multiple PC clients across the force’s network.
For Humberside police, the idea of officers watching video footage in their fight against crime is not a new one, in fact they have been using and IPTV system since 2003. With this system, the Humberside police are able to effectively deal with the challenge of having the right decision making resources at the site of a crime or an accident.
The force transmits live video feeds from a helicopter, thus providing coverage across an area of 1,365 square miles around the city of Kingston Upon Hull and the Humber estuary on England's east coast. The feeds are distributed across the force’s LAN and can be monitored on multiple PC clients by any authorized personnel in real-time.