Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is widely adopted and accepted as a viable solution to deliver HDTV, Video on Demand (VoD) and time-shifted TV. In the consumer market, users have achieved a 50 million subscriber rate, and predictions are for triple growth within the U.S. by 2013.
For the U.S. Federal Government, IPTV is used for focused video delivery and provides a much more flexible and focused video system than is provided using terrestrial, cable, or satellite TV. IPTV delivers applications such as live or recorded distance learning, focused base commander briefings, base announcements, video surveillance, medical applications, live video feeds, and specialized video on demand.
Benefits of IPTV
IPTV has been accepted in the public and private sectors as a highly available, robust and cost effective platform for the delivery of video content. With broad deployment across the U.S. Federal Government, IPTV has illustrated a significant cost savings over conventional CCTV systems due to the ability to utilize the embedded base network infrastructure as the transport medium, making every data port a video content delivery port.
Another key benefit of IPTV is distribution. Conventional coax systems are restricted to those end points that have expensive and leased set-top boxes. Typically, a monitor connected to the coax run is where video is distributed. With an IPTV design, the video content is delivered over the existing base data or LAN infrastructure, allowing any Ethernet port to be a video content delivery port. This removes any restriction in having a set-top box and allows interfacing directly to the user PC port. Additionally, a coax wired network no longer has to be managed nor expanded to include additional users.
Within the U.S. Federal Government, IPTV has seen a rise in the variety of focused applications. IPTV has been used in specialized applications such as live or recorded distance learning, base commander briefings, base announcements, video surveillance, medical applications, live video feeds, and video telepresence.
LGS Innovations IPTV Expertise
IPTV solutions from LGS Innovations provide a lower-cost video content delivery system over conventional means by using the existing network assets at a government facility. Growth is more cost effective through the reduction of set-top boxes and allowing any network port on a base to be a video delivery access point.
LGS Innovations’ team of government network experts provides a full turnkey IPTV system solution that performs the analysis of the current LAN infrastructure, detailed engineering for the solution, system equipment procurement, rack and stack services, testing, integration, installation, logistics, maintenance, and overall program management. This ensures that the complete solution achieves the stated objectives and performs efficiently and reliably.
The LGS Innovations IPTV solution accounts for all of the DoD’s security requirements. It has achieved the U.S. Army “Certificate of Networthiness”, making it the only Army-certified solution for providing video over IP. It has also received the Air Force Authorization to Operate (ATO), enabling the Air Force to deploy LGS Innovations video distribution solutions.
LGS Innovations uses proven lifecycle management processes and these processes are based on industry standards, including the ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Management System. The outcome from our certified life-cycle approach results in:
- Compliant, state-of-the-market, sustainable, supportable, and interoperable VTC service solutions worldwide
- Best commercial practices, use of innovative technologies and agile solutions, and streamlined project management
- Affordable and functional solution that meets the costumer’s needs
Key to LGS Innovations’ ability to successfully implement IPTV videoconferencing solutions are:
- An existing, in-place, comprehensive global (on-site) implementation capability
- The ability to respond quickly and effectively for maintenance and trouble resolution
- Proven multi-technology and multi-vendor capabilities and skills
- Highest priority on best-in-class Quality of Service delivery
- A comprehensive footprint worldwide that increases agility and responsiveness for corrective maintenance/trouble resolution
LGS Corporate Headquarters
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Herndon, VA 20171
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