HERNDON, Va., Nov. 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector and BroadWare Technologies, Inc., Cupertino, Calif., have formed a strategic alliance to deliver networked video applications for the defense, public safety and homeland security markets.
Public safety would be enhanced by this alliance, which could provide video streaming from police cars to headquarters, for example, or from helicopters to command posts responsible for security at major public events such as football games.
The partnership combines Northrop Grumman IT's systems integration capabilities with BroadWare's Interactive Media Server (IMS) platform to provide customers with custom wired and wireless solutions to view, store and manage real-time video for thousands of cameras and users.
BroadWare IMS is a highly scalable and reliable Linux- or Solaris-based video server platform with open interfaces that simplify integration with other systems. The IMS architecture supports any video encoding technique and works with a wide range of network configurations, including fully encrypted secure networks. The high wireless data rates Northrop Grumman IT now delivers over encrypted wireless LAN, combined with BroadWare's bandwidth management capabilities, mean customers no longer have to be physically connected to get high-quality, real-time video. This technology is especially valuable in video streaming applications where video cameras are located in vehicles and aircraft.
"Partnering with BroadWare provides the foundation for large-scale video monitoring and archiving systems for our government and public safety customers," said Mike Grady, chief technology officer, Northrop Grumman IT. "BroadWare gives us the specific technology to deliver capabilities far beyond what traditional digital video recorders offer."
"Northrop Grumman IT is an ideal partner to deliver distributed, networked video systems based on BroadWare IMS technology," said William Stuntz, chief executive officer, BroadWare Technologies. "Their acknowledged technical expertise in secure network design and deployment means customers are assured of the best possible integrated solution."
Northrop Grumman Information Technology is a premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, the company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.
BroadWare Technologies, Inc. is one of the industry's earliest pioneers in providing viewing, storage, and management of very low-latency video and audio streams in a networked environment. BroadWare's Interactive Media Server provides a highly scalable platform for development of large-scale video systems for defense, government, transportation and enterprise security applications. For more information, visit www.broadware.com .
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