Video is playing an increasingly important role in a growing range of military local situational analysis (LSA) applications to help improve
surveillance and intelligence of possible threats while keeping troops out of harm’s way.
Specific to vision system design, military LSA systems allow multiple video sources to share data with multiple endpoints – including computing
platforms used for processing and analysis and display panels for human observation – over a common infrastructure. In the first phases of this modernisation, military designers often relied on proprietary or legacy analog point-to-point interfaces to connect images sources to computers and displays.