The Network Is the Video Switch: Intelligent Transportation Systems
Source: VBrick Systems
Virtually every office building, including state and local government Transportation Departments, deploy Local Area Networks for data traffic and for control systems. The same network can be easily engaged to eliminate the need for a parallel coax cable analog video network. Bringing highway monitoring directly to decoders co-located with display devices can reduce or eliminate the need for legacy video routers and switches, and can save thousands of dollars. When IP multicast from remote encoders is directly available in a monitoring center's LAN, any video can be viewed directly on the desktop, and scanning, archiving, and advanced imaging capabilities may be more easily engaged.