Through the years, we’ve worked with quite a number of interesting clients and we want to share with you some of the innovative projects they are doing. We are proud that Red5 Pro’s unique blend of real-time latency, flexible deployment, and full scalability makes these pioneering applications possible. This is the first of our ongoing… Continue reading Novetta: Trusted Low Latency Communications For Important Surveillance
Through the years, we’ve worked with quite a number of interesting clients and we want to share with you some of the innovative projects they are doing. We are proud that Red5 Pro’s unique blend of real-time latency, flexible deployment, and full scalability makes these pioneering applications possible.
This is the first of our ongoing Use Case Stories, so watch this space for more groundbreaking tech.
So, without further delay, we’d like to introduce you to:
Novetta provides advanced analytics solutions that offer deep data dives, and deliver actionable intelligence on both a national and global scale for Defense, Federal Law Enforcement, and the Intelligence Community.
Novetta’s signature product, Ageon ISR is a cross-platform web application that works in real-time to give command on the ground the control they seek. Through integrated chat services, event/report sharing, and remote sensor control, hundreds of simultaneous operators can work together to quickly understand what is happening around them in their theatres of operation.
Low Latency Is Mission Critical
Directing an operation means quickly interpreting and responding to events in real-time.
Operators identify and assess objects of interest with manually controlled cameras. Accordingly, anything higher than 250 milliseconds of latency makes following a quickly moving threat nearly impossible. On top of that, all the operations data needs to be in sync as Novetta collects information for their clients from various sources like radar, acoustic, and seismic sensors.
Originally, Novetta built a solution using Chrome and a custom-built solution based on VLC. However, they were forced to use Firefox when Chrome stopped NPAPI plugin support. But this solution was not sustainable, and Novetta needed a better way to reliably deliver high quality, low latency live video.
For their high-profile clients like the Department of Defense and Border Security, the time between crucial success and consequential failure is mere milliseconds; a dropped stream, or delayed video feed.
If we can’t provide that video solution low latency, high quality, live streaming to a browser, overall we’re kind of dead in the water. From a capability standpoint, we’ve been pleased with what Red5 Pro has provided. We’ve gotten very good support, it’s a very collaborative relationship. We feel they’re a really good partner for us.
Christopher Regan, Director of Engineering, C4ISR at Novetta
Reinforcing with Red5 Pro
After expending a great deal of effort researching and evaluating various technologies and providers, Novetta determined that they needed a WebRTC solution with 250ms of latency or less. Stability and scalability were also crucial concerns.
With sub 250ms of latency, an established product, and scalability into the millions (not to mention excellent technical support), Red5 Pro offered a perfect match. Most importantly, all those requirements have been deployed, tested and proven in the real world. Failure is not an option, and Red5 Pro delivers.