Wireless Mesh for Video-Surveillance
End User: La Palma Airport, La Palma, Spain
Manufacturer: Fluidmesh Networks, Inc.
Installing an effective video-surveillance system at La Palma Airport inclusive of cameras that can be moved depending on the changing needs of the airport.
Fluidmesh architecture proved optimal for the airport because planes taxing on the ground are unpredictable and moveable sources of interference. The Fluidmesh technology is able to automatically find alternative paths in case some of the links are not available due to interference.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AT A GLANCE:
AENA, one of the companies which oversee all the Spanish airports, opted to install Fluidmesh products for the video-surveillance system at La Palma Airport with the help of Casmar Electronica.
Because Fluidmesh 2200 wireless units take advantage of two radios simultaneously, operating one radio in the 2.4GHz and the other one in the 5GHz range, the configuration dramatically improves both performance and reliability.
"The installer decided to utilize Fluidmesh products because of their ease of use", explains Jordi Alonso, Casmar Electronica CCTV Product Manager. "A Fluidmesh system is more affordable than another wireless application. Because the Fluidmesh 2200 is a router, it works simultaneously as a transmitter and a receiver. In this installation, the multi hop system enabled the units to be installed far away from the control room, without the need for line of sight. During the installation, other Fluidmesh units were set up from the monitored area to the control room to ensure a secure path for the video streaming.
Fluidmesh technology allows cameras to be moved depending on the needs of the airport creating dynamic wireless bridges. In the event one camera was not working, the others would still be able to keep streaming video by changing the wireless links in use."
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