German video technology company Smart Mobile Labs (SML), which focuses on real-time many-to-many video, voice and data transmissions, has joined TCCA – the global organisation for all involved in critical communications.
Headquartered in Munich, SML is looking to revolutionise the global market for live video streaming, with a dedicated application for the public safety sector with security-relevant transmissions.
With its core technology Edge Video Orchestrator (EVO), SML claims to enable secure, scalable, geo-redundant and high-quality distribution of data streams over the mobile network with a hyper-low latency for safe decisions in critical situations. EVO integrates easily with existing infrastructure via SDK. With standardised interfaces, the company says that its application is control room ready, supports a broad range of hardware from standard mobile devices to bodycams and CCTV, and allows streaming and group collaboration.
As a proof of concept, SML collaborated with mobile operator EE and Nokia to implement an incident reporting solution for the streaming of critical situations in the UK’s Wembley Stadium in London, for the Football Association. The SML app transmitted video streams between the stewards and the command centre in less than 1 ms (EVO delay).
“With video playing an increasingly important part in giving first responders and other critical users full situational awareness of major planned and unplanned events and incidents, we are very pleased to be part of the TCCA community, and to help facilitate awareness of the capabilities of our technology for critical communications,” said SML's CEO, Andreas Westhoff.
“SML is representative of the advances being achieved by innovative companies delivering smart applications that can enhance the work of critical users. We extend a very warm welcome to Andreas and his team and look forward to their active participation in TCCA activities,” said Tony Gray, TCCA's chief executive.
Author: Sam Fenwick