FEBRUARY 26--World Wide Video Inc. (WWV; Culpeper, VA; www.wwv-usa.com) has delivered on a product order placed by Virginia law-enforcement officials. The order, including WWV cameras and digital video broadcasting (DVB) product, will be used by police for drug-enforcement applications and surveillance of high crime areas. Additional units are also being considered for Special Task Force installation.
Law-enforcement applications of WWV's DVB product include use by Copcam: a tiny, wireless video camera concealed on an officer that sends live sound and video feed to a DVB unit located in a vehicle or other nearby location. Using the DVB unit, the camera is able to track and record every sound and movement in an officer's view.
The DVB unit is placed in surveillance locations where an officer's physical presence is not desirable or not needed. Personnel operate the system hidden from view or it can run in unattended mode. The DVB system stores the video and audio on a hard drive with instant retrieval capabilities or the data can be reviewed later. A DVB system can use indoor or outdoor cameras that are entirely controllable via dial-up modem. By adding WWV's remote audio/video board to the basic DVB system, an officer or agency can then view live video, change camera settings, and play back sound and video from anywhere in the world using a basic telephone system.