SK Telecom has launched a new mobile surveillance system, which they are calling mobi-DVR. Existing wireless monitoring systems in Korea are limited to transferring low-speed, real-time images to mobile handsets, but mobi-DVR takes it up to a much higher level. The service includes real-time image viewing, recorded image search, camera remote control, and a siren alert system which you can also control remotely. Video images are shown at a rate of 11 to 15 frames per second. That means better images and improved service from existing programs. The system is compatible with CCTV cameras.
SK Telecom will be targeting a wide range of potential markets with their new offering, including everything from offices and factories to gas stations and convenience stores. They will also be looking to entice obstetrics clinics to use the technology to monitor newborn babies at home. If it works as well as they say it does, it’s a dream for anyone with Big Brother aspirations.