South African Police Services is turning to VISLINK for video surveillance at next year’s World Cup.
VISLINK Strata portable microwave transmit system
The England-based company’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety unit said it had received an order topping $1.5 million for a comprehensive helicopter and ground-based video downlink system supported by a combination of airborne, mobile and portable equipment.
The system will include strategically located diversity receive sites to maximize surveillance coverage for police on the ground.
“This solution was specifically designed with an emphasis on portable and fast deployable configurations allowing for simple set up and operation,” said Mike Payne, managing director of VISLINK’s LE&PS unit. “Our industry-leading receive diversity capability expands the overall wireless surveillance coverage area in a way that is seamless to the end user.”
The solution consists of both traditional diversity, as well as cellular diversity technology depending on the location. Specific equipment includes MDR-2 diversity receivers, Link L2024 cellular diversity receivers and Strata portable microwave transmit systems with specialized HPU’s (High Power Units).
VISLINK will work with its partners Zeiss and Telemedia
After the tournament ends, the police will keep the systems for border patrol and general security.