L-3 IEC Introduces Handheld Warfighter Video System

September 30, 2010

The Micro-Handheld VideoScout-MXR is a next-generation remote video terminal (RVT) integrates key intelligence capabilities for motion video processing, exploitation, and dissemination.

QUANTICO, VA -- L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC) announced the release of its new micro-handheld VideoScout-MXR full-motion video processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) management system. The leading-edge system provides several key intelligence capabilities that warfighters need to effectively utilize video, metadata and user applications, creating a significant operational advantage while keeping them on the move.

The VideoScout-MXR integrates VideoScout Insyte PED management software with the Soldier Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Receiver (SIR) from L-3 Communication Systems-West. SIR provides secure digital and analog multi-band reception, including L-, S- and C-band frequencies, with the ability to support Ku-bands in 2011.

VideoScout-MXR enables forward personnel to directly receive, exploit and disseminate video and telemetry data from multiple ISR sensors and air platforms, such as manned aircraft and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The system's small, portable form factor, multi-band analog/digital radios, with full PC functionality that supports Microsoft Windows applications, offer mobile dismounted personnel a video exploitation system with greatly enhanced capabilities.

"Our new VideoScout-MXR provides warfighters with a compact, easy-to-use tool, allowing them to exploit their video anytime, anywhere," said Larry Vernec, senior director of marketing and strategic business development at L-3 IEC. "Users can better leverage captured imagery, as well as their own applications, to create actionable video for on-the-move mission execution, planning and post-mission analysis." Mr. Vernec also noted, "VideoScout-MXR is compatible with and includes the same easy-to-use exploitation software as other VideoScout products currently fielded by U.S. forces, including the Marine Corps."

L-3's VideoScout-MXR allows personnel to capture, display and record live video with full DVR features, extract actionable subset video, create JPEG and NITF image files with metadata for reference and dissemination, and annotate and archive video and images for easy search, retrieval and dissemination. To allow INTEL operations to share a common view of the battlespace, VideoScout-MXR can be connected to a network, large monitors, keyboards or peripherals to create a full, shared workstation environment. The MXR can receive multiple simultaneous video feeds when connected to a network - one via RF through a remotely placed antenna, and the others from the network.

L-3's VideoScout-MXR supports applications that include mission planning, targeting and mapping, where users can geo-locate video using common mapping software, such as FalconView, while remaining on the move, or with Google Earth when connected to a network. Users can view incoming video and associated maps side by side with vehicle position, path and field of view plotted in real time. Tactical INTEL personnel can locate previously recorded videos and images by using multiple search features or by simply selecting a desired area on a map.

About L-3 Interstate Electronics
Based in Anaheim, CA, L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation is an industry leader in military GPS receiver technology designed for handheld, missile and precision-guided weapon platforms. L-3 IEC also designs and manufactures C4ISR hardware and software video systems for military and government applications and has been a long-term supplier of critical navigation, test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapon systems, including the Trident submarine.

About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.

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