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VistaFinder Mx

Video transmission system for remote field support, using AR technology
Recommended network :4G LTE, 3G, WiMAX2+, Wi-Fi, and satellite communications (BGAN)

Overview

VistaFinder Mx is a remote operations supporting system that allows video taken by smartphones, tablets, mobile PCs and other devices to relay remotely from the field over various types of networks, simply, securely, and in high quality. The system provides a variety of functions, including operational instruction and confirmation through live audio and video, recording of on-site video, hands-free type transmission utilizing wearable cameras, intuitive instruction by AR (augmented reality) technology, as well as map displays of transmitter locations.

Recommended network: 4G LTE, 3G, WiMAX2+, Wi-Fi, and satellite communications (BGAN)

 

 

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Features

Secure, High-quality Video Transmissions

 

Offering top-grade security performance

-Employs the latest encryption technology, safer and lighter on CPU load.
Equipped with the KCipher-2* algorithm developed by KDDI Research, Inc. The CPU workload for the smartphone with KCipher-2 is very light, since it offers high-speed processing about 10 times faster than conventional Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. 
*Certified with ISO18033-4, and chosen as one of recommended e-Government encryption methods.

-Can also be used over completely closed networks
Can be used even in environments where the Internet access is unavailable

 

Offers stable video quality over mobile network as well

-Dynamic control of video quality based on communication network quality
Equipped with proprietary transmission control technology that automatically adjusts to changes in communication network bandwidth. Realizes stable transmission of mobile network, or even low-bandwidth satellite links, which tend to have spotty quality.

 

 

-Adjustment for communication network handover
Even when communication network handovers are performed while in motion or for some other reason, ongoing automatic adjustments are made to transmission.
*When handing over, the transmission is suspended and then resumed. In addition, depending on network status, it may not be possible to continue transmission.

 

 

Other standard functions

-High-quality file transfer
Even if an on-site communication network is unavailable, it is possible to later transmit a recorded file of the video saved in the device. This and other functions are part of the wide-ranging support various kinds of operations other than live relay.

 

-Recording video and saving still photos
In the receiver device, it is possible to record all the video received and to take still photos. Viewing saved files and secondary usage is also possible.

 

-Remote control of transmitter device from receiver device
Can start, stop and change parameters for transmitter from receiver devices. This frees up the operator’s hands as remote support for operations is performed.

 

-Video monitoring for remote sites (up to 12 locations)
Depending on operational conditions, the number of simultaneously received devices can be selected from one site, four sites, or 12 sites.

 

AR function Provides Intuitive Remote Field Support (optional)

 

Confirms instruction with small display in front of the user

Supports AndroidTM-equipped smart glasses* with camera. While transmitting a video in line of sight through hands-free camera, it is possible to confirm operational instruction on the small display in front of the user’s eye location. In addition, neck movements and gestures enable intuitive operations for the glasses.

 

Enables hands-free video transmission with a smartphone* connecting USB camera

Even at field maintenance and monitoring sites, using a smartphone with wearable camera takes the burden off of the operator, facilitating transmission of on-site video.

 

Hands-Free type for field operation (optional)

More than just audio, intuitive remote operation instruction is also available through the use of AR. The handwritten operational instruction in the device on the manager’s side can be transmitted to precisely adjust the on-site video, in real time. In this way it helps to enhance operation efficiency and minimize human error.
*Augmented reality (AR): A technology whereby virtual additional information, such as instruction contents can be precisely overlapped on the real video and displayed to express instruction details

Other Functions

-Live forwarding for sharing videos across multiple sites (optional) 
Video that has been received can be forwarded to receiver devices at different sites and shared in real time to multiple locations. In addition, voice communications can also be shared between the transmitter device and multiple receiver devices, among other features, enabling the construction of a flexible field support framework.

-Understand transmitter location with mapping function (optional)
The location of a transmitter smartphone can be confirmed, in real time, on a receiver-side map. By understanding the location of a transmitter device in motion, and its positional relationship with multiple transmitter devices, precise status can be ascertained and operational instruction can also be provided.