Security Systems Video/Audio Interoperability Device

Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

McQ
1551 Forbes St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Through this SBIR, a system will be developed to enable authorized users to access video and audio from existing surveillance systems, and rebroadcast the video/audio signals for use by authorized users such as first responders. McQ will leverage its extensive camera interface, video compression, cryptography, and product development experience to both perform the appropriate tradeoffs in designing the system and to successfully build and test a prototype system. Interoperability is a critical feature of the system to allow the system to operate on a variety of closed circuit and networked camera systems; each with different physical interfaces, communication standards, and architectures. McQ's plug-and-play camera interface experience developed through developing its vWatch product, and its extensive networking and communications experience based on over a decade of developing video streaming products, will be efficiently utilized. During Phase I, a detailed analysis will be performed to provide a camera interface standard which encompasses a large variety of existing surveillance camera products; and a complete system design will be developed. During Phase II, a prototype system will be assembled and tested.