Road imagery as a first information source and verification tool for newsrooms

Vizzion’s global network of 130,000 roadside and internet-connected on-vehicle cameras can supplement newsroom workflows and provide journalists with visual insights into unfolding incidents and events. In the news industry where the timing and accuracy of information is vital, Vizzion’s cameras provide real-time data allowing journalists to be the first to know when events take place without having to rely on other delayed or unverified sources. Vizzion is uniquely equipped to provide multiple perspectives of the road, as our roadside cameras are seamlessly integrated with our on-vehicle imagery, providing newsrooms with the complete picture and helping validate other information sources.

A time-lapse showing how cameras provide the most up to the second view of weather conditions and incidents

A time-lapse showing how cameras provide the most up to the second view of weather conditions and incidents

Receive information before other sources

When operating in a time sensitive industry like news where getting the inside scoop on news stories first is key, Vizzion’s live camera feeds can provide a first source of information for news related to road incidents, traffic and weather conditions, and other events. Vizzion’s on-vehicle cameras show hyper-local weather conditions specific to certain stretches of road, providing journalists with a street level view of incidents and allowing them access to the most live and accurate information about traffic and weather-related news. Vizzion delivers live video streams in over 100 markets, providing road and weather insights before other data sources so newsrooms can receive information first and tell the story faster.

On-vehicle camera captures snow on road Visible water buildup on the windshield

On-vehicle imagery shows snowy and wet road conditions from a street level view

Roadside and on-vehicle cameras provide context to verify other news sources

With the rise of digital and social media there is now a wealth of information originating from public data sources that require validation. Vizzion’s cameras provide incident aggregators and newsrooms with a trusted visual verification tool to confirm new stories received from third-party sources whether it be social media, phone calls, or word of mouth. When news originates from these sources and visual confirmation is required, journalists can quickly pull up Vizzion’s roadside and on-vehicle cameras to validate the information and add accuracy to their news presentations.

Traffic camera shows emergency crew arriving to a roadside fire in British Columbia

Traffic camera shows an emergency vehicle arriving to a roadside fire in British Columbia

Cameras are reliable and operate 24/7

Vizzion has developed a unique set of internal monitoring tools to ensure our cameras remain a reliable data source that newsrooms can depend on. Vizzion can automatically detect out-of-service cameras and flag them as such in our database, which means that journalists don’t have to waste valuable time viewing non-working cameras. Vizzion’s global network of cameras operate 24/7 so newsrooms can be alerted to and monitor any events or news stories no matter what time of day. Vizzion’s cameras provide newsrooms with a reliable source of information to help ensure both quality content and audience engagement.

Traffic camera shows emergency vehicle arriving to a roadside fire in British Columbia

Vizzion's Desktop Video Wall has a highly customizable multi-screen display

Finding and monitoring events with the Desktop Video Wall

Newsrooms can view camera feeds through Vizzion’s turnkey Desktop Video Wall application to get a comprehensive and real-time view of what is happening on their regional road networks. Journalists can view cameras displayed on a map and auto-generate catalogs to quickly view up to 25 cameras per screen and find incidents on the roadway. From the catalog view, the 25 cameras are continuously refreshed and can be auto cycled with other catalogs so journalists can see cameras in surrounding areas and monitor when emergency vehicles appear on the scene, congestion increases, or which lanes are closed.

About Vizzion

Vizzion is the leading provider of road imagery for traffic, weather, road condition, and safety operations and applications. Through partnerships with over 200 different transport agencies and on-vehicle camera providers,Vizzion offers live feeds from over 130,000 cameras in more than 40 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and key markets in South America and Africa. Both on-vehicle and roadside traffic camera services are available through Vizzion’s flexible Web Service and turnkey Video Wall application. Vizzion’s content is trusted by major apps, map providers, broadcasters, fleets, and automotive organizations. Contact busdev@vizzion.com for more information.

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