Service Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) is displaying MiPlayer for its Far East debut at Indo Defence 2018. On the SSVC stand, Hall A stand A240, visitors will be offered hands-on experience of the pioneering MiPlayer system, a live broadcasting service which operates over a local wifi network, without the need for internet connectivity.
SSVC MiPlayer at IndoDefence 2018 (Picture source Army Recognition)
MiPlayer gives communities with poor or no internet access connection to live news, welfare/entertainment and educational services. This is particularly effective during disaster relief and humanitarian aid missions - where internet connection may be impossible - as well as military operations, deployments and exercises.
Following trials with the UK’s Royal Navy a couple of years ago, MiPlayer is now widely used by British land and naval forces. Product development is continuing, with a range of fully customisable MiPlayer models providing successful connectivity at high density, with lower costs.
Nick Beer, SSVC’s Chief Development Officer, said: “In the year since MiPlayer was launched to the market, it has been a standout success. Subsequent feedback from our military and civilian customers has been extremely positive. It is hugely gratifying to witness the impact MiPlayer is having across these fields, hooking up communities and military teams to ensure the delivery of essential services, education and training.
“We quickly realised that this technology could also be used to improve people’s lives in remote civilian communities. So, in conjunction with the Nepalese Government and the state radio and TV broadcaster, we fitted MiPlayer in several isolated mountain villages, giving the inhabitants access to live radio and TV services for the first time.
“Then we worked with the United Nations (UNDP) and gathered their humanitarian material -animal husbandry, building techniques, disaster action plans and educational documents – which was presented in multiple formats from text and images to video in both English and Nepali, and we made this information available on the MiPlayer. This enabled the Nepalese inhabitants of these villages to have up to date government information and live TV and radio broadcasts for the very first time."