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    • Communication Equipment: Services & Supply Remote video streaming comes of age By Christy Hartman, Caprock UK Ltd By Christy Hartman, CapRock Communications Remote video captured by cameras mounted to subsea Remote video streaming is available in scalable packages to ROV’s equipped with cameras and leveraging remote video divers’ helmets provides pipeline managers a first-person provide increased visual clarity, image size and frames per streaming services extend video to managers’ and perspective of the problem second at a moment’s notice for more detailed operations technicians’ desktops in real-time Imagine that you’re an operations manager recent technological advances, it is easier than Operated Vehicle) support vessels use remote responsible for a large offshore pipeline ever for businesses to gain a visual window into video streaming to literally have an “eye” into what network and you’ve just received word that vital operations. ROV’s are seeing and extend the images to there may be a leak in one of the lines. In Modern compression technology has enabled managers’ desktops back at the regional offices. addition to the stress you’re putting on service providers to offer better video clarity through Onshore operations also benefit from remote yourself to get the leak stopped immediately, less bandwidth than previously required. Today, 512 video streaming. Surveillance cameras monitoring you’ve got your bosses wanting to know how Kbps provides clients with a business-class video offsite operations can help onsite management keep bad the leak is and how it’s going to be resolution that in the past would have required track of what’s happening in the company’s other resolved, and they want answers now. significantly more bandwidth for the same image. locations, such as what is going on in key supply and Luckily for you, you’ve contracted a diving Technology has also enabled service providers to equipment areas. Information is received instantly services team equipped with remote video stream remote video content to multiple users and no time is wasted waiting for a daily report. streaming capabilities. You e-mail the remote simultaneously via web browsers while also The biggest advantage companies are seeing streaming link to your bosses, provide them with the providing a means to grant access only to those from remote video streaming is the significant secure login information and watch as everyone authorized to view the footage. The stream also can reduction in downtime. There’s no easier way to links in to the real-time video stream, just as the dive interface with legacy analog video distribution come up with a solution to a subsea problem than team reaches the leak 25 meters below the surface. systems so that clients do not need to purchase an when an entire team can look at it simultaneously While monitoring the remote video streaming feed additional system for local distribution if needed. By and discuss the situation in real-time. By streaming taken from one of the diver’s helmet cameras and enabling multiple user access, managers and live video from a leak or other underwater listening in as divers discuss the source and repair technicians can react more efficiently when a scenario, it eliminates the need for divers to of the leak in real-time, you assure your manager situation arises and can receive instant input from describe the problem to the engineer back on the that the leak will be fixed in no time. qualified staff regardless of their location. surface, who then has to describe the problem to Remote video streaming deployed over VSAT To make video streaming even more flexible, someone else who has to tell it to someone else to (Very Small Aperture Terminal) has made this technology can be scaled to adapt to changing get authorization to resolve the problem. All the scenarios like this a reality. The integration of conditions as requirements can drastically change while, details on the problem slip between contacts subsea video cameras with satellite links and IP from one job to the next. Companies no longer and new questions arise like, “how quickly are the networks has completed the visual link between a have to pay for unnecessary bandwidth to bubbles coming out?” Poor communication leads world of underwater uncertainty and knowledge. complete projects which have lower demands for to increased downtime. The real-time video No longer must companies and managers be in the picture quality or resolution. Applications typically enables the engineers, managers and executives dark about offsite operations or critical subsea call for at least 64 Kbps of always-on connectivity to see the problem – in some cases, even hear it – facilities. Now, executives and onboard crews can so that the service is ready to use at a moment’s and engage in immediate discussion on the have instant access to real-time video streams notice without wasting valuable time during a crisis situation and how to fix it. anywhere in the world. waiting on a technician to set up the service. Once Remote video streaming over VSAT isn’t just Remote personnel onboard vessels, drilling the connection is established, customers can a luxury; it is fast becoming an essential tool for rigs, platforms, and offshore facilities have relied easily transition to speeds such as 256 Kbps or reducing costs and decreasing downtime of on VSAT services for broadband communications 512 Kbps as needed to increase visual clarity, remote facilities. Offshore pipeline networks are for decades. Today, communication providers are video image size and frames per second so that just one example of the critical elements of the focusing on delivering solutions beyond just a more accurate assessments can be made. energy industry that must operate with broadband link. These solutions are designed to Remote video streaming over VSAT is uncompromising quality and minimal downtime. deliver managed services that are integral impacting the energy market in more ways than By taking advantage of new technologies to components of critical business operations. just divers and subsea pipeline repair. Video make faster decisions and improve productivity, Remote video streaming is one of these services streaming is being used for inspections and well equipped support teams are minimizing that is providing more efficient and cost-effective installations to general cleanup of undersea interruptions and significantly improving the methods of managing subsea operations. And with structures. Companies operating ROV (Remotely bottom line. � 38 Energy International February 2008 Advertising Feature
    • Communication Equipment: Services & Supply Remote video streaming comes of age By Christy Hartman, Caprock UK Ltd By Christy Hartman, CapRock Communications Remote video captured by cameras mounted to subsea Remote video streaming is available in scalable packages to ROV’s equipped with cameras and leveraging remote video divers’ helmets provides pipeline managers a first-person provide increased visual clarity, image size and frames per streaming services extend video to managers’ and perspective of the problem second at a moment’s notice for more detailed operations technicians’ desktops in real-time Imagine that you’re an operations manager recent technological advances, it is easier than Operated Vehicle) support vessels use remote responsible for a large offshore pipeline ever for businesses to gain a visual window into video streaming to literally have an “eye” into what network and you’ve just received word that vital operations. ROV’s are seeing and extend the images to there may be a leak in one of the lines. In Modern compression technology has enabled managers’ desktops back at the regional offices. addition to the stress you’re putting on service providers to offer better video clarity through Onshore operations also benefit from remote yourself to get the leak stopped immediately, less bandwidth than previously required. Today, 512 video streaming. Surveillance cameras monitoring you’ve got your bosses wanting to know how Kbps provides clients with a business-class video offsite operations can help onsite management keep bad the leak is and how it’s going to be resolution that in the past would have required track of what’s happening in the company’s other resolved, and they want answers now. significantly more bandwidth for the same image. locations, such as what is going on in key supply and Luckily for you, you’ve contracted a diving Technology has also enabled service providers to equipment areas. Information is received instantly services team equipped with remote video stream remote video content to multiple users and no time is wasted waiting for a daily report. streaming capabilities. You e-mail the remote simultaneously via web browsers while also The biggest advantage companies are seeing streaming link to your bosses, provide them with the providing a means to grant access only to those from remote video streaming is the significant secure login information and watch as everyone authorized to view the footage. The stream also can reduction in downtime. There’s no easier way to links in to the real-time video stream, just as the dive interface with legacy analog video distribution come up with a solution to a subsea problem than team reaches the leak 25 meters below the surface. systems so that clients do not need to purchase an when an entire team can look at it simultaneously While monitoring the remote video streaming feed additional system for local distribution if needed. By and discuss the situation in real-time. By streaming taken from one of the diver’s helmet cameras and enabling multiple user access, managers and live video from a leak or other underwater listening in as divers discuss the source and repair technicians can react more efficiently when a scenario, it eliminates the need for divers to of the leak in real-time, you assure your manager situation arises and can receive instant input from describe the problem to the engineer back on the that the leak will be fixed in no time. qualified staff regardless of their location. surface, who then has to describe the problem to Remote video streaming deployed over VSAT To make video streaming even more flexible, someone else who has to tell it to someone else to (Very Small Aperture Terminal) has made this technology can be scaled to adapt to changing get authorization to resolve the problem. All the scenarios like this a reality. The integration of conditions as requirements can drastically change while, details on the problem slip between contacts subsea video cameras with satellite links and IP from one job to the next. Companies no longer and new questions arise like, “how quickly are the networks has completed the visual link between a have to pay for unnecessary bandwidth to bubbles coming out?” Poor communication leads world of underwater uncertainty and knowledge. complete projects which have lower demands for to increased downtime. The real-time video No longer must companies and managers be in the picture quality or resolution. Applications typically enables the engineers, managers and executives dark about offsite operations or critical subsea call for at least 64 Kbps of always-on connectivity to see the problem – in some cases, even hear it – facilities. Now, executives and onboard crews can so that the service is ready to use at a moment’s and engage in immediate discussion on the have instant access to real-time video streams notice without wasting valuable time during a crisis situation and how to fix it. anywhere in the world. waiting on a technician to set up the service. Once Remote video streaming over VSAT isn’t just Remote personnel onboard vessels, drilling the connection is established, customers can a luxury; it is fast becoming an essential tool for rigs, platforms, and offshore facilities have relied easily transition to speeds such as 256 Kbps or reducing costs and decreasing downtime of on VSAT services for broadband communications 512 Kbps as needed to increase visual clarity, remote facilities. Offshore pipeline networks are for decades. Today, communication providers are video image size and frames per second so that just one example of the critical elements of the focusing on delivering solutions beyond just a more accurate assessments can be made. energy industry that must operate with broadband link. These solutions are designed to Remote video streaming over VSAT is uncompromising quality and minimal downtime. deliver managed services that are integral impacting the energy market in more ways than By taking advantage of new technologies to components of critical business operations. just divers and subsea pipeline repair. Video make faster decisions and improve productivity, Remote video streaming is one of these services streaming is being used for inspections and well equipped support teams are minimizing that is providing more efficient and cost-effective installations to general cleanup of undersea interruptions and significantly improving the methods of managing subsea operations. And with structures. Companies operating ROV (Remotely bottom line. � 38 Energy International February 2008 Advertising Feature