Faced with prolonged conflicts, advancing competition and increasing technological complexity, Middle East defence organisations are under pressure to utilize more efficient systems and optimize their operating costs. As an industry leader, VITEC will participate at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi where it will engage with regional defence ministries, armed forces and systems integrators to address the challenges they face and enhance their Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (ISR) capabilities.
Explaining the difficulties associated with delivering video streams from the field, Nicolas Pons, VP Business Development Middle East at VITEC said, “Bandwidth limitations are the key issue, and this is especially pronounced in the Middle East where the topography promotes heavy reliance on satellite links. The more data you send, the more you expose yourself to packet loss and data corruption which dramatically increasing operating costs. VITEC’s solutions allow very high levels of compression for video signals without degrading the video quality for operators. This makes the delivery of high-quality video feeds a reality allowing our customers to gain a tactical advantage.”
Over the last year, VITEC has doubled down on its investment in the Middle East and this marks the company’s first appearance at IDEX. The company will use its presence to highlight its encoder and decoder pairs which feature the ability of streaming from HD / SD, and Analog / Digital video sources. These solutions allow real-time image cropping and video scaling, Forward Error Correction (FEC) streaming and feature JITC-compliant output streams.
VITEC will also present FITIS, its military-grade end-to-end Full Motion Video (FMV) solution for processing, archiving, indexing, managing and disseminating tactical ISR video and metadata content. This rapidly-deployable solution enables government and military entities to quickly process and exploit live and recorded video assets to create actionable, real-time intelligence.
“Our ambition for the Middle East is to establish long-term relationships with key organizations across both military and non-military service industries to enhance defence and national security across the region. Being the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA, IDEX provides the ideal platform for us to emphasize and build on this commitment,” said Mr. Pons.
IDEX will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019. Top executives from VITEC will be present at the company’s stand (A06 in Hall 1) throughout the duration of the exhibition.