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An Extra Eye in Combat, and Maybe Aboard Airplanes

A new video surveillance system has captured the interest of military authorities after its successful use in the Iraq war. The Pentagon has ordered tests of more advanced versions for use in unmanned tanks and reconnaissance planes, encouraging the inventor, a small Scottish company, to pursue other security applications, both military and civilian. The technology, an encoding device and software developed by Essential Viewing in Glasgow, compresses video data and sends it with virtually no delay over just about any communication network, even low-capacity military radio systems. Its use in Iraq allowed commanders far from the action to see what their troops and special forces in the field were seeing. Essential Viewing is now marketing its systems to defense contractors and government agencies in the United States and elsewhere, and has signed on to provide equipment for several pilot projects involving technology intended for use in warfare, intelligence gathering and law enforcement. Full Story

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