Dallas Police Department’s Wireless Video Surveillance Network Utilized Firetide (MIT) Wireless Mesh Networks (10/11/2010)

Firetide is an MIT spinoff focusing on wireless infrastructure mesh networks.

In addition to serving as host city for the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Dallas also provides a great testament to how security technologies can help law enforcement improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness. A wireless surveillance system in Dallas watches over various parts of the ASIS host city, supplying the Dallas Police Department real-time video from many areas throughout Dallas.

Firetide provides the wireless mesh networks for IP video surveillance in the Texas city that transmit high-quality video traffic from the IP cameras. Without wireless mesh, it would have been far more costly to install the cameras where they were needed. In addition, mesh creates alternate wireless links to help ensure high system reliability. read more

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