I'm engaged in a discussion with the network security department at a public agency with the goal of making their live video data publicly available on the Internet; currently the data never leaves their private network. Most if not all of the cameras support RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol).
Security is obviously a paramount concern and beyond that it would be ideal to find a solution which allows for fine-grained access management and integration with common directory services (e.g. LDAP and Active Directory) for authentication and authorization.
I have some basic understanding of what goes into architecting a solution to this kind of problem, but not enough to make specific recommendations with a high degree of confidence. I was hoping to find some examples of other public agencies which have successfully carried out this sort of project so that we might be able to model our solution on something that's already been shown to work.
One particular software package that jumped out at me was DataTurbine. Are there other, similar tools out there? Are there any cities or other public agencies which are using them to stream live video data over the internet?