What Is This? Virtual Video Surveillance Viewing?

Pivot3 new product release - "Pivot3 vSTAC R2G Virtual Security Server appliances virtualize viewing/monitoring stations", spec sheet for the server.

Key claims:

"The viewing stations are virtualized on the Pivot3 vSTAC R2G Virtual Security Server (VSS) appliance and video is made available to view securely on a wide variety of devices from repurposed PCs to thin clients to smartphones, tablets and video walls. Nothing can be copied from a view station since the video data is all housed centrally and the viewing station has no download access to the video feed. Inexpensive PCs or thin clients can be housed in dirty dusty environments without the expensive ill effects experienced by expensive graphics-enabled PCs."

I am just confused how they are 'virtualizing' viewing stations. The video still needs to be displayed on the client. As such, something on the client needs to decode and display the video.

They might be transcoding the video down to lower quality / resolution / fps and that would reduce requirements for displaying, but obviously degrade the video in the process.

And a viewing station that cannot download video limits applicability and despite their claims, video can still be easily copied by filming it with a phone.

Any one have any ideas on this? We'll talk to them at ASIS but I found this especially puzzling.

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