MOMENTUM Technologies has released SquizBiz, a hardware and software package that attaches to a Sony video camera and allows users to send live video over the Net to remote viewers.
The system is fully mobile, allowing the broadcaster to walk around their business with no wires. A floor manager could walk around a factory taking live video of the whole site while the OHS person in head office views and directs the video, conducting a remote OHS inspection. The floor manager can also zoom in on particular areas of interest or concern to gain immediate advice or report an issue.
The system allows both the broadcaster and viewer to take stills and the whole session can be automatically saved for documentation purposes so the company has a visual record of the inspection.
It can also be used during accident responses, with a broadcaster sending live video to an expert to make sure the situation is assessed immediately in an effort to minimise injuries, damage, and costs.