How to Stream Video from Remote Locations

March 3, 2022

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Secure, real-time monitoring of remote facilities, especially drilling platforms located in isolation, is pivotal for ensuring worker safety and streamlined operations. Our innovative video streaming solution ensures continuous, real-time monitoring without the exorbitant costs associated with satellite internet usage.

The Exorbitant Cost of Satellite Communications

The Financial Burden of Transmitting Via Satellite

Conventional satellite internet connectivity for remote sites like drilling platforms incurs staggering costs. Sending just 1 mbps to the satellite can chew through tens of thousands of dollars from a company’s budget. With over 200 drilling platforms to connect, the financial implication scales to millions monthly, presenting a dire need for a more economically viable solution.

The Limitation of Conventional Satellite Communication Aside from cost, the standard satellite communication offers only a unidirectional stream, inhibiting real-time, interactive monitoring. Critical decision-making can be jeopardized due to limited and sometimes, inaccurate data.

Flussonic’s Game-changing Video Streaming from Remote Sites

Ensuring Continuous, Real-time Video Data Transmission

To mitigate risks and enable more informed decision-making, continuous video data transmission is imperative. Flussonic introduces a method where every drilling tower is furnished with a compact satellite dish, capable of sending a signal at a speed of 1 mbps, catering to the traffic from all 10 cameras on the platform.

Implementing Strategic Transcoding for Efficient Data Transmission

A specialized transcoder is installed to transform the original signal into a compressed format, ensuring transmission even at a low bit rate (50 kbps). This ensures that the video stream from all cameras utilizes only half the bandwidth, leaving the remaining for high-resolution views from specific cameras or for transmitting additional data.

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DVR & Archive Replication: A Safety Net for Data Loss

Ensuring Data Integrity through Archive Replication

Unpredictable weather conditions can destabilize satellite communications. To counteract potential data loss during such instances, an archive is maintained at the site for three days. When connectivity is reestablished, the lost data is transmitted back to the office servers, ensuring no disruption in the recorded data continuum.

Solving Industry Challenges with Flussonic Video Broadcasting

Bridging the Gap in Highly Compressed Video Solutions

The market has a limited array of solutions that deal with highly compressed video effectively. Flussonic steps in to provide a resilient, robust solution that ensures video delivery even in suboptimal weather conditions.

Economic and Efficient Video Broadcasts

Flussonic not only aids in monitoring the state and worker activity on platforms in real-time but also emerges as a cost-effective solution. The enhanced capability to transmit high-quality video broadcasts from distant facilities without a compromise in quality stands out as a pivotal advancement in remote site management.

Feature Description Benefit
Satellite Dish Small size, 1 mbps signal speed Manages traffic from 10 cameras, reliable connection
Transcoder Converts original to compressed signal, low bit rate (50 kbps) Uses only half bandwidth, ensuring efficient use
Bandwidth Management Video stream from 10 cameras uses only 500 kbps Frees up space for high-res views or additional data
Archive Replication On-site 3-day archive in case of connectivity issues Prevents data loss, maintains continuous recording
Cost-Effectiveness Highly compressed video without heavy reliance on satellite internet Reduces operational costs, ensures economic sustainability

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: How does Flussonic manage real-time video streaming without using satellite internet?

A: Flussonic utilizes strategic transcoding to compress original signals, ensuring efficient transmission even at low bit rates without depending entirely on satellite internet.

Q2: What solution is in place to prevent data loss during poor weather conditions affecting satellite communication?

A: An archive is maintained on-site, recording data for three days. In the event of communication breakdowns due to weather, once connectivity is restored, this data is sent to the office servers to fill any recording gaps.

Q3: How does Flussonic’s video broadcasting solution enhance decision-making processes for remote facilities management?

A: Flussonic enables continuous, real-time monitoring of remote facilities, ensuring that managerial decisions are based on real-time data, enhancing both worker safety and operational efficiency.

Q4: How is bandwidth managed efficiently with Flussonic’s video streaming solution?

A: Flussonic’s transcoder compresses the original signal, ensuring that the stream from all cameras utilizes only half the allocated bandwidth. The remaining bandwidth can be used for high-resolution viewing or transmitting additional data.

Empowering enterprises with the ability to maintain a watchful eye on their remote facilities, Flussonic stands as a beacon of innovative, cost-efficient, and reliable video streaming solutions in the industry.

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Author:
Pavel Kurinnoi
Chief Commercial Officer
Fueling the worldwide adoption of Flussonic's innovative product offerings
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