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L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation Introduces New VideoScout®-CM2

Powerful video exploitation and management system comes packaged with upgraded VideoScout software

ANAHEIM, Calif., October 31, 2011 – L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) announced today the release of its VideoScout®-CM2 video exploitation and management system with a new rugged communications module designed for arduous environments. VideoScout-CM2 is a ruggedized, certified video Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) management system for force protection applications. It provides the warfighter with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information from a variety of manned and unmanned platforms displayed in real time for immediate use.

“The VideoScout-CM2 is a valuable tool that enables our warfighters to make better decisions and save lives,” said Nicholas Ortyl, vice president and general manager of L-3 IEC’s Situational Awareness business unit. “The system’s new communications module significantly expands traditional line-of-sight coverage, providing the end user with enhanced situational awareness across the area of operation.”

The VideoScout-CM2 communications module provides users with an environmentally protected suite of digital and analog receivers, giving operators the ability to collect two simultaneous aircraft video feeds, as well as video from two co-located sensors. Real-time dissemination of video information can be distributed over an Internet Protocol (IP) or tactical network. The module is designed to easily integrate into existing C4ISR systems and intelligence networks and is expandable to include new waveforms as they emerge.

Built and certified to MIL-STD-901D, the VideoScout-CM2 is designed to be mounted to towers, ships, vehicles and small aircraft, enabling air and ground surveillance in conditions where hardware is continuously exposed to extreme conditions, such as humidity, salt, fog, dust and rain.

Additionally, the VideoScout-CM2 comes equipped with the newest version of VideoScout-software, allowing users to easily DVR, zoom, pause, annotate, archive, search, retrieve, analyze, create derivative video, stream and disseminate video to improve situational awareness across the battlespace. When integrated with existing intelligence systems, VideoScout provides a warfighter, regardless of location, the capability to receive, capture, exploit, manage, archive and distribute video and imagery without the need for specialized training, skill sets or resources. To learn more about L-3’s VideoScout-CM2 system, please visit www.iechome.com/pages/products/VideoScout.htm.

Based in Anaheim, Calif., L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) produces C4ISR hardware and software 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, and is ranked as an industry leader in GPS receiver and translator-based products currently in use on multiple aircraft, missiles and precision-guided weapons. To learn more about L-3 IEC, please visit www.iechome.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 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 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at

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