COBAN provides three upload methods for maximum flexibility and connectivity: wireless upload, wired upload, and upload with removable media. These secure video transfer solutions ensure end-to-end availability to all digital video properties by anyone designated by the department. COBAN has deployed some of the largest network video storage solutions in the country for digital in-car video systems.
COBAN's wireless upload method uses 802.11 a/g/n/Wi-Max protocols for high-speed upload. Our checkpoint transfer feature ensures that if an upload is interrupted, it will resume at the point of interruption with no need to restart the upload and without losing any data.
An in-car unit can be set up to actively search for a connection to the upload server at all times. Or, it can be set up to upload videos only when the officer specifically instructs the system to do so. Specific videos can be uploaded in time-sensitive situations; when requested, an officer can upload a specific video to the server (without uploading an entire shift's videos) for priority viewing by backend users.
Because each department is unique, COBAN works with customers to comprehend needs and constraints and to ensure that the solution will be feasible in real-life deployment.
COBAN's wired upload method uses 100 base-T or high-speed, Gigabit Ethernet for fast video transfer. To ensure that the solution delivers its full value, COBAN consults with customers on each wired upload project with regard to upload equipment, network security, personnel safety, equipment durability, and related issues.
Removable Media Upload
COBAN's removable hard drive uploads video via a high-speed USB 2.0 interface. This is the fastest and most efficient way to upload video for departments that run tight shifts on cars. When used together with wireless and/or wired uploads, removable media becomes an excellent backup method when the wireless or wired network is unavailable (for example, in inclement weather). A removable hard disk drive comes standard with every COBAN system.
Video Streaming (Optional)
While recording, COBAN's in-car unit can stream video from the in-car camera to the backend dispatch or control center. Any IP-based wireless network can be used for this feature. Because available bandwidth directly impacts the quality of streamed video, if available bandwidth is insufficient, the department can transfer live images (snapshots) to the control center at department-defined intervals.
In a multi-precinct department, it is critical that videos uploaded at one precinct become available to other precincts as quickly as possible. COBAN has designed several different solutions that achieve high video availability in multi-precinct environments. These solutions are based on the available department infrastructure. COBAN works with each customer and recommends solutions that best suit the department's needs.