Winning this DND contract demonstrates VITEC’s position as a leading provider of IP video streaming technologies and its successful strategy in designing and delivering high-quality, low-bandwidth tactical video solutions that meet the highly stringent specifications of surveillance and military markets. The Canadian LAV project required a rugged, reliable, and versatile encoder, of which our MGW Diamond TOUGH was the perfect solution. It provides every capability for processing and distributing ISR or situational awareness video generated by military vehicles.
In a recent project, the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) needed to upgrade its fleet of Land Armored Vehicles (LAVs) with rugged, reliable, and versatile encoders. LAVs are used to transport Canadian infantry on the battlefield while providing defensive protection and firepower. The encoders would be used to encode video captured for situational awareness, patrolling information, and intelligence-gathering missions aboard the state-of-the-art LAVs. Not only did the encoders need to be available commercially off-the-shelf, but they needed the ability to encode video in a format that could be distributed easily on the military IP network with all relevant information.
Designed to meet the growing demand for real-time imagery in the most demanding environments, the MGW Diamond TOUGH includes extensive capabilities for supplying ISR or situational awareness video generated by military craft and vehicles working in extreme conditions. The MGW Diamond TOUGH is one of the industry’s first ruggedized encoders to bring bandwidth-efficient HEVC compression technology into field video streaming applications, and it’s one of the newest members of VITEC’s family of encoding and decoding appliances, IPTV solutions for desktops and mobile devices, and PCI cards with SDK for integration projects.