Boston, MA - April, 2009
- Police departments across the country have hand picked the reliability and flexibility of Fluidmesh Networks to meet a variety of their video surveillance needs. A major manufacturer of wireless systems for security applications based on mesh networking technology, Fluidmesh has earned the endorsement of several Police Departments. When the City of Corning, New York, for instance, recently upgraded its video monitoring system, they were introduced to Fluidmesh Networks.
Salvatore Trentanelli, Corning’s Chief of Police, explains that “After a demonstration of their capabilities, the Fluidmesh system was selected to begin our network.” And, when the Birmingham, Michigan Police Department sought to install a city-wide video surveillance system, they needed one with extraordinary flexibility to avoid interference issue with its existing Wi-Fi system. “By using a direct line of site, Fluidmesh allowed us greater flexibility to place our cameras and repeaters where we needed them to be,” says Birmingham Police Chief Richard Patterson.
Now Fluidmesh brings more good news to the law enforcement community - the release of three innovative new features to its product line that can significantly enhance public safety in their video surveillance networks. They are:
, the point-to-multi-point protocol that allows Fluidmesh users to create point to multi-point networks (star topologies). FluidMax technology is embedded in both the Fluidmesh 2200 and the new version of the Fluidmesh 1100.
2. Fluidmesh 1100 with FluidThrottle™ technology
, a new version of the Fluidmesh 1100, provides a variable software-upgradable capacity of the wired Ethernet port ranging from 2.5 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s. This guarantees a flexible, cost-effective solution to precisely fit the user’s needs.
3. Fluidmesh 2200 Endo
- the new “Endo” version of the Fluidmesh 2200 - is designed for indoor or embedded applications where the user already has an outdoor enclosure and wants to embed Fluidmesh wireless technology in an existing kit or set-up.Key Features and Benefits of the New FluidMAX
Network designers can significantly reduce the number of Fluidmesh devices required to reach the camera locations. Using antennas and splitters, one single Fluidmesh 2200 can serve up to 10 Fluidmesh units through long-range links. FluidMAX also solves hidden terminal issues, delivers 100% of the expected throughput, and simplifies network configuration and set-up.
FluidMAX is an extremely flexible network solution because the user can employ the same wireless product to create point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and mesh networks with no hardware change. Mixed network architectures that combine mesh and point-to-multipoint topologies are also possible.
The FluidMAX technology is embedded in Firmware ver. 5.x released as of February 16th, 2009 and is also available for previously purchased Fluidmesh 2200s running older firmware versions. The FluidMAX technology and Firmware 5.x is also available for the new Variable-capacity Fluidmesh 1100.Fluidmesh 1100 Using FluidThrottle Technology
The new Fluidmesh 1100 features innovative FluidThrottle technology that provides a variable software-upgradable capacity of the Ethernet port based on the user’s needs. Software-based plug-ins can be purchased to increase the maximum capacity of the Ethernet port from 2.5 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s depending on the actual system bandwidth needs. The FluidThrottle technology adheres to the cost-effective “What You Need Is What You Get” philosophy which provides the user with maximum flexibility in selecting exactly what’s needed. Fluidmesh 2200 Endo – The Indoor Version of the 2200 Duo
The electronics and radio components are exactly the same, but the form factor is a small aluminum case that can be easily embedded in an existing outdoor enclosure. The Fluidmesh 2200 Endo is designed primarily for applications where integrators already have their own outdoor enclosure. Alternatively, the Fluidmesh 2200 Endo can also be used in applications where an outdoor enclosure is not required. It mounts two SMA-female antenna connectors and comes with its own power supply.
“We are very proud of our latest achievements,” states Cosimo Malesci, co-founder and vice president of Fluidmesh. “The needs of the security market when it comes to wireless transmission are in continuous evolution. These new features are an effort to be ahead of the game and offer our customers the latest and greatest in wireless systems providing them a flexible and cost effective solution to satisfy their needs. With the introduction of FluidMax, we become the only wireless manufacturer that can support point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh solutions using the same hardware platform.”
“Moreover, with FluidThrottle technology we are allowing our customers to pay only for the bandwidth they need making wireless a much more affordable solution.” He adds. “We are the only company that offers such a solution with such an innovative pricing structure. This is a breakthrough in the wireless market and we are sure our customers will embrace it promptly.” For additional information:Fluidmesh Networks, Inc.
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: Erin Harrington:
/ (631) 365-4517 Fluidmesh Networks, Inc.
Fluidmesh Networks is the global leader in wireless systems for security and mission-critical applications based on mesh networking technology. The company is focused on the development of superior quality wireless products for a wide array of video surveillance applications. Founded by a team of researchers and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy, Fluidmesh Networks serves its customers worldwide from its headquarters in Boston, and its European office in Milan, Italy. www.fluidmesh.com