Global Real-Time Video Surveillance - EarthNow

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 20, 2018

A new company, EarthNow, with backing from Bill Gates, Airbus and more, is claiming that:

Users will be able to see places on Earth with a delay as short as about one second. This makes it possible to see and monitor events as they happen.

They are planning to launch a network of satellites, costing potentially a billion dollars for real-time, global monitoring.

In this note, we examine the potential impact for the video surveillance market.

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