Axis Communications, a Swedish video technology firm, is seeking to demonstrate the potential of streaming high-definition cameras by building a prototype police vehicle that is equipped with the latest video devices.
The vehicle has five high-definition video cameras which allows officers at a command center or even in another police cruiser to monitor events occurring in the view of those cameras through a live feed transmitted over a 4G wireless Internet connection, says a report published by the Homeland Security Newswire. The five cameras are located in the front bumper, the windshield, the dashboard, the backseat, and the rear bumper to capture events from every angle.
In addition, in the cruiser’s trunk is a network video recorder which functions as both a server to stream video to a cloud network as well as a central repository for the video feeds.
Axis worked in conjunction with the emergency vehicle supplier MHQ to build the prototype, a 2010 Dodge Charger. The Axis police cruiser is not for sale, but rather a vehicle used to showcase the various applications that video technology has. Instead Axis sells its video equipment to integrators like ADT and Siemens.
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