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September 19, 2016

Making Unmanned Surveillance Systems Truly Reliable

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Video surveillance systems often find applications in areas where manual monitoring of the surveillance feed is either not feasible or is prohibitively costly (ex: toll plazas, hazardous material leaks, underground rigs, parking lots or train stations). In such cases, automation techniques are used to substitute human intervention: Alerts or events based on captured video, sensors […]

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August 10, 2016

Ittiam’s Low Latency Video Streaming on Ericsson’s 5G Radio Prototype

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Ericsson, in collaboration with Singtel, recently completed live demonstrations of their 5G cellular technology at a special event titled “Making 5G Innovation A Reality” held in Singapore. The focus of this event was to highlight Ericsson’s 5G Radio Prototype that offers a high throughput (27.5Gbps) and lower latency (2msec) operation. The technology has gotten significant […]

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August 5, 2016

MPEG2-TS Encapsulation Overheads in HLS

by Prashanth Dixit (Principal Engineer, Media Server Technologies)

The MPEG-2 Transport Stream (MPEG2-TS, M2TS orTS) is a standard container format specified in MPEG-2 Part 1, Systems (ISO/IEC standard 13818-1).MPEG2-TS encapsulates digital audio and video, offering error correction and synchronization features. Introduced in 1995, it has been extensively used for transmission and storage in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC and IPTV. Recent years have seen the […]

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August 3, 2016

6 Easy Tips for Fast-Lane Driving of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are everywhere – autonomous rovers, vision-guided robots, self-driven cars and machine-operated industrial arms and remote-navigated war-tanks. What sets these apart is the absence of a human driver and the control of the vehicle taken over by a video-assisted navigation system & driving system. There are two types of ROVs: Vehicles with […]

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May 26, 2016

Mounting the Plug-n-Play Challenge for Capture Cards

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Frame grabbers or capture cards find many applications in industrial, broadcast, infrastructure, surveillance and medical markets. Taking input from SD/HD cameras over HDMI®, 3G-SDI or analog interfaces, these cards provide audio and video data to the host system/PC to which it’s plugged in. PCIe is a popularly used interface between the card and the host. […]

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March 16, 2016

Bringing in Situational Awareness with Intelligent In-Vehicle DVRs

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

In-vehicle DVRs, also called as dash cams, car cameras or accident recorders are becoming popular for surveillance monitoring, law enforcement and insurance settlements. Similar DVR solutions have also made their way into combat vehicles for situational awareness and reconnaissance applications. What is common to all of these is the need to have multi-directional viewing (typically […]

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December 28, 2015

9 Useful Tips to Configure a Wi-Fi Network for Reliable Video Streaming

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Video streaming over wireless networks is often fraught with challenges like congestion, fluctuations in bandwidth, high signal interference. Varying distances between network nodes further affect the streamed video quality, making it inconsistent and unreliable. So, how does one counter this? Here are 9 tips on choosing the optimal transmission frequency, antenna configuration and router settings […]

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December 24, 2015

Managing Video Encoding Trade-offs: Latency, Quality and Bandwidth

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Achieving low latency video streaming over a network with constrained bandwidth while maintaining high video quality involves multiple challenges. It can however be accomplished by understanding the end application requirements and making the right trade-offs accordingly. Let us understand how! For a network with limited bandwidth (ex: wireless networks), Constant Bit Rate (CBR) transmission at […]

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November 16, 2015

Reflections on the First MSU HEVC Encoder Comparison Study Report

by Dr. Sriram Sethuraman (CTO)

Ittiam’s i265 HEVC encoder recognized as ‘pareto optimal’ in MSU report Moscow State University’s HEVC/H.265 video encoder comparison study report was released to the public recently. This is one of the first independent evaluations of HEVC encoder offerings in the marketplace with a focus on file based transcoding that aimed at studying 3 segments (fast […]

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November 9, 2015

Enabling Digital Classrooms and Remote Learning using Video Streaming & Recording

by Puneet Gupta (Senior Manager, System Solutions)

Digital classrooms are becoming a de-facto mode of distance education and learning. On-the-go access to lectures from a non-classroom location (ex: train, dorm room, coffee shop) has significantly eased the dissemination of lecture material to students. Thanks to ubiquitous Wi-Fi connectivity, secure networking and video capable personal electronic devices like tablets and phones, this is […]

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