November 2, 2011

L-3's new VideoScout

News Report

As announced in a recent press release, L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) unveiled its new VideoScout-CM2 video exploitation and management system with a new rugged communications module designed for arduous environments.

VideoScout-CM2 is a ruggedized, certified video Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) management system for force protection applications. It provides the warfighter with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information from a variety of manned and unmanned platforms displayed in real time for immediate use.

The System

VideoScout is a family of interoperable video exploitation and management systems to capture video and telemetry from a wide variety of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), receivers, sensors and INTEL network feeds. Once received, VideoScout allows users to create derivative video files and still images, and annotate, geo-reference, store and share the resulting intelligent video with others across the battle space.

The VideoScout Communications Module (VideoScout-CM2) further expands the VideoScout family of systems by providing users with an environmentally protected, multi-band receiver suite that can collect two simultaneous aircraft video feeds, as well as collect video from two co-located sensors. All Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) information is displayed in real-time and is immediately available for exploitation. Realtime dissemination of video information can be sent over an Internet Protocol (IP) or tactical network. VideoScout-CM2 offers users the flexibility to process, exploit and disseminate real time or archived data anytime, anywhere. It is specifically designed to meet a wide array of operational mission requirements.

VideoScout-CM2 is available in two configurations:
  • VideoScout-CM2, which consists of a single L, S and C band receiver suite with a Ku-Band transceiver;
  • VideoScout-CM2 Dual, which consists of two (x2) integrated L, S and C band receiver suites.


The VideoScout-CM2 is a valuable tool that enables our warfighters to make better decisions and save lives,” said Nicholas Ortyl, vice president and general manager of L-3 IEC’s Situational Awareness business unit. “The system’s new communications module significantly expands traditional line-of-sight coverage, providing the end user with enhanced situational awareness across the area of operation.

References: L-3 (1,2)

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