Video & Audio
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Scout PD supports MP4, MPEG-4, and MOV.
Yes, you always retain full ownership and control of your content.
Our architecture design handles automatically scaling up (larger compute), as well as scaling out (more instances), so that the system is always the ‘right’ size for your workloads and delivers consistent high performance.
Most often the system scales out with more instances, distributing the workload among them, to reduce the impact of a single point of failure.
Monitoring metrics, and using automated recovery processes, ensures reliability for operational consistency.
Scout PD supports processing MPEG-4 (H.264). Our roadmap includes plans for support of MPEG-2 and HEVC (H.265).
No, it is your data and yours alone.
Enjoy one invoice from AWS that provides total transparency of your infrastructure and Scout PD costs. There are no hidden fees and you only pay for what your agency uses. Scout PD offers annual and multi-year contracts with flexible payment terms. We can specify a custom schedule of payments, with net-30 or net-60 terms, and up to 36 installments over three years.
Scout PD partners with a best-of-breed vendor offering bespoke covert surveillance solutions to select federal, state, and local agencies already in deployment. To discuss this further, please email us at email@example.com.
Yes, we use Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) to build, commit, pipeline, and deploy the containers and microservices that, in aggregate, are the application.
The minimum frame rate is 5 fps and there is no maximum.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) specifies a FIPS-approved cryptographic algorithm that can be used to protect electronic data. The AES algorithm is a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt (encipher) and decrypt (decipher) information. Encryption converts data to an unintelligible form called ciphertext; decrypting the ciphertext converts the data back into its original form. Scout PD does this with the highest standard, 256-bit encryption.
Opening an AWS account is easy and we can assist you in this process.
Yes, we can work with live video using the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). For our cloud environment, our stream reader app requires a minimum 170MB of storage, with 512MB recommended. We can ingest RTSP through a plug-and-play hybrid architecture. Contact ScoutPD@iolap.com with questions.
Scout PD uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) and maintains the latest protocol version, currently 1.2. We maintain current NIST guidelines concerning AES cipher suites, but we do not publicly list the algorithm subset suites that we employ. As NIST best practices evolve TLS guidelines, we will update and maintain accordingly.
We encourage you to do your homework.
Consider that AWS’s cloud revenue is double Azure’s, and their most recent [quarterly revenue] dollar gain is still larger than the number 2-5 [rivals] combined.
Or look at the myriad independent research firms that analyze data from the major cloud providers to details statistics like this:
- “Based on the vendors own reported numbers, from the beginning of 2018 through May 3, 2019, AWS leads the pack with only 338 hours of downtime, followed by GCP closely at 361. Microsoft Azure has a whopping total of 1,934 hours of self-reported downtime.”
- Also see this June 2019 Gartner report where AWS scored #1 in 7-of-8 categories.
- Consider that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has adopted AWS over 5 years ago. AWS is widely considered to be the leading bid with the NSA’s JEDI contract.
We can offer a number of major contracts such as NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Multi-State Multi-Vendor IDIQ, SEWP, GSA IT Schedule 70, CIO-CS, DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI), U.S. Communities, Internet2 AWS, and more.
Back in 2017, the company announced the new AWS Secret Region with which AWS becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer regions to serve government workloads across the full range of data classifications. Currently, over 5,000 government agencies use AWS.
We support USB and IP cameras, such as Axis and Vivotek, as well as others.
Yes, we can connect your on-premise and cloud network and restrict the connection to private routes that don’t traverse the public internet. Additionally, for network intensive workloads, we can setup a highly secure, private, direct connection between your agency and your cloud tenant.
Scout PD supports MP4, MP3, WAV, and FLAC encodings.
AWS GovCloud (US) are isolated AWS Regions designed to allow U.S. government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements, including Federal Risk and Management Program (FedRAMP) High Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DoD SRG) Impact Level 5, and Criminal Justice Services (CJIS). The AWS GovCloud (US) adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements.
You can run workloads that contain all categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) data and government-oriented, publicly available data in AWS GovCloud (US). The AWS GovCloud (US) Region maintains the region with U.S. citizens only and provides customers with the ability to access the region through FIPS 140-2 service endpoints.
We support 16 kHz and 8 kHz audio streams.
Adaptive authentication can block suspicious sign-ins, or require step-up authentication. For each sign-in attempt, a risk score is generated for how likely the sign-in request is to be from a compromised source. This risk score is based on many factors, including whether it detects a new device, user location, or IP address. Device fingerprinting helps track these factors. There are several second-factor authentication options in response to an increased risk level.
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Chinese Mandarin-Mainland
- Australian English
- British English*
- Indian English
- US English*
- Canadian French*
- Indian Hindi
- Brazilian Portuguese
- US Spanish*
*supports streaming real-time transcription