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HEROCast™ Transmitter delivers Real-Time, Point of View Video to Command Staff at Urban Shield

Vislink partnered with Verizon Wireless to participate in the 2015 Urban Shield tactical event in Oakland, CA. The event hosts dozens of SWAT teams from all over the world who complete multiple live-fire tactical scenarios using non-lethal rounds at several locations around the County, including the airport, reservoir, and public buildings. Urban Shield runs for 48 straight hours from Saturday through Monday morning.

Vislink provided two complete HEROCast™ live video systems, which were deployed at both the airport and reservoir sites. A SWAT team member was fitted with a GoPro camera and HEROCast transmitter. These live HD video images were transmitted simultaneously to Vislink handheld viewers and portable receive systems, then relayed back to central command utilizing the public LTE network.

The Vislink system provided the ability for on and off-site staff to view this critical and dynamic point of view video, which proved to be an invaluable asset to command staff.

"Vislink was pleased to successfully demonstrate our HEROCast™ live tactical body-worn HD video transport solution in both enclosed buildings and open rural environments during the Urban Shield event. This demonstration showed that live-transmission HD quality body-worn video systems can be can be successfully deployed in extreme environments, with a form factor that is small and lightweight enough to make it easy for tactical teams to adapt to their gear without compromising the mission objective."
Christopher Gibbons,
VP of Business Development,
Vislink

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