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Proxim Wireless Helps ADT and MDT Technical Services Extend Video Surveillance at 2010 Winter Olympics

May 25, 2010


Proxim Wireless (News - Alert), a provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, has helped ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security and MDT Technical Services to deploy a wireless network for extending the video surveillance facilities at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Proxim has stated that their 4.9 GHz point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products were chosen to offer city's public safety network. Video surveillance cameras were connected in areas where fiber connectivity cannot be used. As a part of the overall security scheme, City of Vancouver agreed with ADT and MDT to extend the public safety network to better protect the millions of tourists and visitors. 

The company has claimed that considering the time frame and the budget, it was not possible to extend the fiber network to all the locations that needed video surveillance so Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 4954 point-to-multipoint and Tsunami QB.11 4954 point-to-point radios was chosen to provide the wireless connectivity and backhaul for the additional surveillance cameras.

Kevin Wallinger, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Vancouver has commented that the video surveillance network was important to their success because the supreme goal for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics was to provide safety and protection to the visitors. The wireless network came to their rescue when they decided that there was no enough time and fund to extend the fiber network.

Doug Peterson, president of MDT Technical Services said that the performance and value that Proxim provided proved to be matchless when it came to the selection of wireless solution. 

The wireless video surveillance cameras were placed all over the pedestrian corridors where cameras were unable to be connected to the city's fiber backbone. Many Multi-megapixel cameras from Avigilon and IP-encoded pan/tilt/zoom cameras from Pelco were included all over the network by ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security which has a wide experience in complex security integration projects and video system design, installation and monitoring.

In addition to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics, ADT and MDT has also worked with the City of Vancouver to provide situational awareness for the annual HSBC Celebration of Light fireworks festival.

In related news, Proxim's Tsunami 8100 series achieved major traction in wireless market and Proxim Wireless introduced 4G Backhaul product.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire