Monday, February 16, 2009

BridgeWave Powers Wireless Video Surveillance at Inauguration

BridgeWave Communications' gigabit wireless products provided the network backbone to support mission-critical video surveillance traffic run by local and national security agencies during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration.

In January 2009, more than one million people witnessed President Barack Obama's historic inauguration in Washington, D.C. Connectivity Solutions Inc. (CSI), a Value Added Reseller specializing in the design and deployment of wired and wireless solutions, was tasked with implementing the mission critical video surveillance project. CSI used BridgeWave'shigh capacity, high performance radios for the backhaul network, supporting video traffic from surveillance cameras. CSI had 10 days to build out the network before the inauguration activities began. The locations for installing the radios were in highly protected government areas with limited access, making complex product installations too difficult, costly and time-consuming. CSI set up two AR80X links and two AR80 links on various roof top locations spanning a range of one to three miles. Despite having to install the radios in rain, snow and six-degree weather, CSI had the entire solution up and running in five days. When the inauguration activities were underway, the cameras operated flawlessly garnering high praise from law enforcement officials.