Sunday, August 13, 2006

Beijing's Public Security Bureau Deploys Strix Wireless Mesh Network

Beijing's Public Security Bureau has deployed Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless Systems (IWS) to provide mesh networking throughout the Xicheng district, which has a population of 800,000. This is the first phase of a city-wide Strix deployment for the Bureau, which is responsible for many aspects of public security, including crime, security violations, anti-terrorism activities, and emergency command communications. Silicon Star, the Strix strategic partner and master value-added distributor (VAD) in China, assisted the Bureau with the integration of the Access/One solution into Beijing's existing secure high-speed network infrastructure and provided related voice, video, and data applications.

The Beijing deployment utilizes Strix Access/One OWS and IWS products for a broad-range of public emergency-control applications. The first phase was started in September 2005, the Public Security Bureau deployed Strix mesh nodes along all main roads, on top of strategic buildings in the Xicheng district's most critical areas, and in mobile command vehicles. Ultimately, wireless mesh nodes will be placed in all public areas in Beijing and 2008 Olympics event venues.

The network is used for secure high-speed access to critical city-wide surveillance resources as well as to local and national security resources, while also providing high-quality voice communications for Beijing's security personnel.