NEW YORK, 13 Dec. 2006.L-3 Communications' Advanced Products & Design (L-3 AP&D) division has released VideoScout-MC, a portable video exploitation and management system with an integrated L/C- or L/S-band receiver. VideoScout-MC can directly receive video and telemetry data from manned or unmanned aerial systems (UAS). VideoScout-MC deliveries will begin the first quarter of 2007.
Developed for special operations and warfighters on the front line, VideoScout-MC provides mobile and INTEL dismounted personnel with an all-in-onesystem to receive, exploit, archive, search, retrieve and disseminate critical video data across the battle space.
The system includes an integrated L/S- or L/C-band receiver and antennas in a ruggedized, portable laptop running the Windows operating system. VideoScout-MC can receive data from L-band systems, such as the Dragon Eye, Raven, and Pointer; S-band systems, including the Scan Eagle and Silver Fox; and C-band systems, including the Predator, Shadow, Hunter and LITENING Pod.
Once the video has been received, warfighters can add knowledge to the captured video by annotating, extracting images, creating short clips, and disseminating video anywhere across the battle space.
VideoScout-MC is integrated with mapping systems such as FalconView, used by conventional and Special Operations Forces personnel, enabling them to view incoming video and associated maps side by side, with vehicle position, path, and field of view plotted in real time. Tactical INTEL personnel can locate previously recorded videos and images by selecting a desired area on a FalconView map. VideoScout-MC automatically finds and displays all instances of video and images available for the selected geographic area with corresponding lat/long, date/time and annotations.
VideoScout-MC can synchronize and archive video with selected UAS metadata to create geo-location rich video intelligence by associating time and location with motion and still imagery for easy search and retrieval, as well as provide more accurate integration with other warfighter applications.
Incoming live video and metadata can be viewed using VideoScout-MC's full digital video recorder (DVR) capabilities, allowing personnel to pause, zoom, reverse, fast forward, and play up to 60 minutes of real-time video.