VISLINK Provides Complete Surveillance System for São Paulo Police and Fire

The all-digital system uses both airborne and ground assets in a multi-point-to-point microwave configuration.
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São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the seventh-largest in the world. Now its Paulo Police and Fire Department is Mobile Network Centric Solution (MNCS) from VISLINK to provide secure communications.

The all-digital system uses both airborne and ground assets in a multi-point-to-point microwave configuration.

The network includes strategically located diversity receive sites enabling police and fire teams on the ground to maximize their surveillance coverage. Three aircraft have been fully equipped for airborne downlinks to various receive sites in the São Paulo region, the receive sites can then relay the video direct to headquarters, where operators have the capability to control the equipment and track the aircraft, with an automatic tracking system. On the ground, portable links are provided using backpack systems that can then take the video on the ground and transmit to the aircraft or mobile command unit.

The system consists of mobile, portable and fixed equipment from Microwave Radio Communications (MRC), Pacific Microwave Research (PMR) and Link, together with a combination of steerable and diversity central receivers, which together provide a complete digital video surveillance system with comprehensive security algorithms that prevent unauthorized signal interception. It adds up to a complete end-to-end solution with, robust, high-quality, RF diversity with a high level of portability for its first responders.

“Law enforcement and public safety agencies demand robust, dependable, digital central receivers that perform superbly in congested settings”, said Mike Payne, Managing Director of VISLINK’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety business unit. “We have developed a suite of products to address these challenges.”

VISLINKS’s MNCS services can be configured with little, if any, reliance on existing infrastructure including power grid or data network support and are suitable for applications from airborne downlinks to body-worn surveillance, remote wireless IP network expansion and a variety of other surveillance and communications functions.

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