VIDEO NETWORK STREAMER
The IMT Video Network Streaming Server (VNS-1000) is part of the IMT Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS). The VNS is used to distribute video captured from airborne platforms to multiple observers over any IP network including wired Ethernet, WiFi, IP Satellite and IP cellular networks. IMT’s VNS-1000 extends critical situational video to an unlimited number of observers. Video can be distributed over a secure IP network or the public internet.
The VNS accepts video streams from IMT’s family of IP diversity receivers. The VNS adaptively transcodes the received video into various standard streaming formats and distributes the video, audio and metadata to multiple viewing terminals. Viewing terminals range from a single PC running VLC, smartphones connected over a cellular network, to an HD video wall.
The VNS accepts full-frame rate SD or HD video and properly scales the output video for the targeted viewing device and network conditions, ensuring unprecedented reliability. When streaming to an iPhone over a 3G cellular connection, for example, the streaming video resolution is reduced to fit the iPhone resolution and the encoding bitrate is appropriately reduced for a 3G connection. This maximizes the user experience and produces significant value while limiting data usage.
The VNS supports the latest in delivery profiles including Apple® HLS, MPEG-DASH, Adobe® HDS and Microsoft® Smooth streaming, without requiring any proprietary software viewers.