On behalf of UK Policing, the Defence & Security Accelerator is trying to better understand current market capability in bringing together CCTV feeds from different sources into a coherent interface, in order to fully scope and better design a potential future competition. This will provide them with an understanding of what potential solutions to aid real time video feed aggregation already exist as well as emerging novel solutions. This request for information is not a commitment to subsequently launch a formal DASA competition.
DASA are interested in solutions of any maturity which would allow police control room operators to deliver some or all of the following capability:
- to pull/request data from a known CCTV system or Video Management System.
- to aggregate the data feed and allow ingestion by a second video management system.
- to access video held in a wide range of existing video standards, namely but not exclusively: IP multicast, IP Unicast, media in HTTP(S), RTP and RTSP and ONVIF compliance (RTSP over HTTP).
- to access multiple concurrent video streams.
Any solution should also provide a RESTful API for additional integration, to enable a more open approach to inter-operation. They are interested in all forms and maturity of potential solutions, ranging from commercial off the shelf products to collaborations between industry leads and academia.
You can find more information on how to take part in this market exploration exercise here. The deadline for replying to this request for information is 5pm on 26 November 2018.