Video surveillance drives wireless bandwidth boost

15. Juli 2009
Ask Malcolm Gravette what is driving the need for more wireless bandwidth, and the systems application manager for ADT Security will tell you: It's megapixel video.

Gravette works for the federal systems division of ADT in Broken Arrow, Okla., where he helps install a variety of security systems in military bases, seaports and airports for federal agencies and defense branches.

For possible deployment in those settings, he will begin testing new point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio base stations from Proxim Wireless that would increase bandwidth capacity by five times over existing gear.

"The biggest driver of this need for more bandwidth is the growth in IP video, particularly megapixel video, which requires a big hit on bandwidth," he said. SecuritySecurity experts want higher quality video because it is easier to search images, such as a vehicle in a landscape, captured on video from a distant security camera, he said. Alles zu Security auf

Proxim's president, Pankaj Manglik, told there has been an explosion of video over wireless networks, especially due to video surveillance needs.

Proxim today announced the Tsunami QB-8100 point-to-point radio for $6,599 and the Tsunami MP-8100 point-to-multipoint radion for $1,549. Both are available immediately with a data rate of 300 Mbit/sec, while they will be offered by the end of 2009 at 600 Mbit/sec., Manglik said.

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