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Mobile video streaming allows CCTV surveys to be viewed remotely

Posted: Monday 13th November 2006

Ethnet Ltd say they can help companies cut the cost of sending engineers to a site by using their new MVS Solution. According to Ethnet, an engineer can sit in the comfort of their own office and view the water main or sewer using their own PC or laptop and see the survey being conducted live. The survey can be anywhere in the country.

This idea came about because of a change in legislation. The new legislation specifies that an engineer must attend the CCTV survey of the water main before it is reconnected to the network. Rather than spending time travelling between locations, the mobile video streamer allows the engineer to be in the office, watching and recording the live pictures, via web streaming.

The CCTV vehicle has a roof mounted dish that transmits a signal to the satellite, which is then bounced back to earth, which allows the customer to view it live on their PC via a broadband internet connection. This is a massive saving for any company wanting to see surveys live without the hassle and expense of travelling to the CCTV unit.

The MVS allows the engineer to decide which pipes need to be fixed or cleared with ease, and cuts costs dramatically. The contractor can complete any secondary work with a single visit to the site. It proves very useful in communicating urgent information without the need for time consuming and costly site visits.

For more information visit http://www.ethnetuk.com or phone 01763 250 418.




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