Australian Department of Defence awards contract for UAV trial to Mediaware

WASHINGTON and CANBERRA, Australia, 26 July 2006. Mediaware, a developer of digital video exploitation systems and solutions for the defense and broadcast sectors, has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence for its D-VEX Digital Video Exploitation System. The trial is being led by the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in collaboration with the Navy, RAAF, Army and other areas of Defence, as well as the Joint Offshore Protection Command.

Jul 26th, 2006

WASHINGTON and CANBERRA, Australia, 26 July 2006. Mediaware, a developer of digital video exploitation systems and solutions for the defense and broadcast sectors, has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence for its D-VEX Digital Video Exploitation System.

D-VEX will be acquired and deployed by the Australian Department of Defence in the forthcoming North West Shelf Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveillance trials scheduled for September 2006.

The trial is being led by the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in collaboration with the Navy, RAAF, Army and other areas of Defence, as well as the Joint Offshore Protection Command (a partnership between Defence and the Australian Customs Service).

Mediaware's D-VEX allows real-time video intelligence from airborne ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) assets to be captured, transmitted, and interpreted, allowing the fastest possible situational analysis to be completed from live video streams.

The ADF will deploy D-VEX to help personnel exploit video generated by the UAV supplied by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which will serve as the aerial platform for the trial.

The D-VEX system will enable ADF personnel to remotely observe maritime surveillance operations in real time. They will access both live and recorded video footage over the Defence intranet, be able to create mosaic imagery on demand, and accurately identify where the aircraft and sensor are working, using Mediaware's exclusive web portal and dissemination software.


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