CCTV - Video Quality and Public Safety

Video Quality and Public Safety

Recorded video is used as evidence in a criminal case, to provide aerial images of wildfires, to monitor highway traffic, to assess the scene of an accident and other public safety purposes. etc. – video applications are quickly emerging as an essential component of effective public safety communications. In the United States in 2008, the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) within the Command, Control and Interoperability Division (CCI) partnered with the United States Department of Commerce’s Public Safety Communications Research program to form the Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Working Group. The VQiPS Working Group is composed of volunteers from law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services from the local, state, and Federal levels, as well as representatives from industry, Federal agencies, academia, and non-profit organizations. Together, these entities work to coordinate disparate video standard development efforts and ultimately arm public safety consumers with the knowledge they need to purchase and deploy the right video systems to fulfill their missions.

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