The state of Bolivar, Venezuela, has deployed a point-to-point wireless video surveillance system from Proxim Wireless Corp. as part of a large, integrated public safety network in Bolivar City, the company said.
Some of the Proxim Tsunami QuickBridge.11 lineup
The network, which connects state and local police, the National Guard, state transportation and public safety agencies, uses Proxim's Tsunami QuickBridge.11 radios.
In addition to Proxim's wireless backhaul technology, the "Emergency Bolivar 1-7-1" network also incorporates CCTV, digital telephony via VoIP, fleet management, call management, video conferencing, emergency call management, and fire detection and access control systems. It adds up to a fully integrated public safety network that lets all the agencies monitor streaming video surveillance footage throughout the city, manage all incoming emergency calls, and automatically deploy emergency vehicles and services.
"When it comes to video surveillance networks, the performance demanded of the wireless network is considerably higher than in most network scenarios. In most networks, you have periods of usage where traffic demands spike—but in video surveillance networks, there is a constant demand to ensure the quality transmission of the video streams," said Christian Cooper, project coordinator for CorpData, the integrator that deployed the network. "We have had a great deal of experience with Proxim, and no other wireless vendor can provide the high-performance, QoS and VLAN capabilities that Proxim delivers."
Phase One of this deployment has been up and running successfully since May 2009, and is currently backhauling 18 Pelco video surveillance cameras streaming video from six different locations. The deployment is currently being expanded to cover 10 additional sites with 30 more cameras throughout the city.
"The Emergency Bolivar 1-7-1 network has been a huge success, and is a critical component in our ongoing efforts to serve and protect the people of Bolivar," said Carlos Arias Delgado, director of Servicio Autónomo de Emergencias del Estado Bolívar 1-7-1.
The flexibility of Proxim's products enabled the use of the 5 MHz and 10 MHz channels for more efficient use of available wireless spectrum, the company said.
A White Paper on the technology is available from Proxim here.
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