Category Archives: Government and Military

GSA Schedule Awarded Woman Owned Small Business

VidOvation Awarded GSA Schedule 70 General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services

VidOvation was awarded GSA Schedule GS-35F-066DA under Schedule 70 for General GSA SchedulePurpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services. VidOvation has worked with many City, State and United States Government agencies implementing HD, Real-time, No-latency video systems over Fiber Optics, Wireless, and IP. We know government projects must be done on a strict budget. Government agencies and military branches such as the USMC, AF, NAVY, NSA, DOD and Pentagon must utilize highly-secure video technology.

Local, State and Federal

  • Monitor Remote Locations
  • Provide Perimeter Security
  • Efficient Dispatch of Emergency Equipment
  • Traffic Flow and Plate Recognition
  • Special Builds / Etc.

Military & Special Agency:

  • Military Command and Control
  • Flight and Combat Simulation
  • Drone Video Distribution
  • Secure Ad-Hoc Base Video Networks
  • Special Builds / Etc.

VidOvation is a Small Business, Woman Owned Enterprise services the needs of Military, DOD and Government Agencies around the globe. Please click below for our GSA Schedule, Cage Code and DUNS number.

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VidOvation Capabilities Summary for Prime Contractor,DOD, Military, City, State and Federal Government Procurement

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New Horizon’s Data Transmission from Pluto

NASA’s probe “New Horizon” traveled 3 Billion miles to get to Pluto. Data transmitted from Pluto takes 4.5 hours to reach the Earth simply due to distance.

How’s that for latency?

Weak signal strength is overcome by using two Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers to amplify two differently-polarized signals before broadcasting via a 2m wide dish antenna. These transmitted X-band signals (8.0 – 12.0 GHz) are received on Earth by one of NASA’s three 230m deep space network dishes. Unfortunately, there is immense competition for time using any of these dishes, which further delays the transmission. These dual-polarized signals eventually reach one of these dishes and combine to produce a stronger signal, which allows for a better data rate.

Even with this technique however, the transmission speed is just 1 kilobit per second!

Pluto Wireless Data Transmission

Image: NASA

Another transmission deficit lies in the structure of the probe. The instruments are all body-mounted, which means it must be angled a specific way to observe and collect data which is in opposition to its appropriate angle for data transmission. It can’t observe and transmit simultaneously.

New Horizon is also running into power issues, there is not enough power to run both Tube Amplifiers and the miscellaneous data collection instruments on-board. Additionally, data storage only amounts up to 8 gigabytes. They don’t want to run out of power, neglect data collection, fall behind on transmission or cap out on storage, which means NASA needs to balance all of this carefully.

With all of these transmission conditions, NASA projects 16 months to transmit all the data back to Earth!

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Government & Military – Video Networking (IPTV) Webinar

Government & Military – Video Networking (IPTV)

The applications of Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution vary between Government & Military. However, one may offer features that can be useful to the other, so we find it reasonable to pack them into the same webinar. This webinar will go live at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Come learn how to save big with the best system.

Join The Government & Military IPTV Webniar!

We know that in government & military applications, you need the best quality on a budget. We’ve designed a way to implement a reliable Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution System at a very low cost. It’s flexible and scalable, and supports many applications.

Partial list of Government & Military Applications:

  • Surveillance for military bases, sea ports, highways, etc. 
  • Live video streaming to TV/Dsiplay, computers, smartphones, etc.
  • Any large venue After-Action-Reviews systems
  • MOUT (Military Operation in Urban Terrain) ranges
  • Congressional digital meetings
  • Stored channels and Video on Demand
  • Synchronized Simultaneous Playback of up to 16 video streams

Government & Military - Video Networking (IPTV) Video Distribution over IP

In all Goverment & Military applications, operations need to flow smoothly. One of the scariest things is implementing an expensive clumsy video communications system. This is why here at VidOvation, we take the approach to find the most reliable, flexible, and best cost ways to design systems such as this. As an educator, we feel obligated to inform you of what we learn. Therefore, since we feel we hold the key to great Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution Systems, we feel the need to put on this webinar. To truly know all of your options and make the best possible decision, it’s vital that you ensure you become an expert before pulling the trigger on a big project. This is where you will become an expert.

Join The Government & Military IPTV Webniar!

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Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution (Webinar Series)

Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution Webinar Series

VidOvation will be holding a series of webinar’s on Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution. If you are already involved with this or are going to be soon, these webinar’s will ensure that you don’t fall into any traps when implementing or maintaining a system like this. We feel that all of our industries have something of value to gain from these events. If your are interested in setting up a reliable low-cost system like this in your facilities, this is where you want to be. Our presentation’s are great for both the High-Level viewers, and the RF engineers or IT administrators.

Video Networking

The first webinar will be held on July 24th. This is the Introduction to Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution. This introduction is great regardless of industry. It will provide the basics and fundamentals necessary to help you take on your own project. You will learn how to deliver a flexible and scalable IPTV system and distribute live TV over your existing IP network. One of the large benefits of video networking and IPTV is the elimination of RF coax and the costs associated with it. However, you want to be sure that you avoid costly mistakes and issues by using the best implementation methods outlined in our video networking webinar. Take a look at what you have to gain below!

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Is webcasting still the future?

Broadcasting live video to the internet, or webcasting, is already a powerful tool for houses of worship, but what will it mean in the future?


WEBCASTING HAS COME A LONG way since its advent in the mid 1990s. Back then it was Apple who pioneered the technology, first broadcasting concerts online in 1995 and 1996, swiftly followed by the Grammy Awards. By August 1998 a wedding was broadcast over the internet for the first time and then the world slowly woke up to the potential of delivering video content via the world wide web. In the years since it has become a cornerstone of content delivery for everyone from major broadcasters to houses of worship seeking to spread the word far beyond the walls of a sanctuary.

But in that time the technology required to make webcasting a reality has developed enormously, dropping in price and becoming increasingly simple to use. Meanwhile, the way congregants watch content has changed. Once the only way to watch a webcast was on a desktop computer, now people can view vastly improved content on a smartphone or a tablet – a technology pioneered, ironically, by Apple.

So is webcasting still the future or has it become the present? The answer, it seems, is that its time has very much arrived.

Webcasting live to the web has never been easier than today,’ says Jim Jachetta, CEO of US-based video specialist VidOvation. ‘A few years ago expensive equipment from multiple vendors was required. Today highly cost effective appliances are available in a PC or Notebook platforms. That’s how VidOstream webcasting works Integrate a video production switcher, video effects, Chroma-key, virtual studio and software encoders for high definition Flash, Windows Media and MPEG4 (H.264). An example is the VidOstream family of webcasting appliances.’…

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