Milan, Italy. May 3, 2006. Vespucci Airport, in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy, recently decided to install a CCTV system taking advantage of the innovative Fluidmesh wireless technology, developed by Fluidmesh Networks, a Boston-based MIT spin-off.
Fluidmesh 2200 is a wireless product with innovative “intelligent” transmission capabilities not present in any traditional Wi-Fi or HiperLAN device. Based on advanced mesh networking algorithms, Fluidmesh technology is able to optimize the transmission through the optimal path, performing “intelligent” routing of packets in real time. Fluidmesh 2200 is the first wireless mesh product specifically designed for video-surveillance applications and it stands apart from any competing wireless device thanks to several advanced capabilities related to video-streaming.
One of Fluidmesh 2200 strengths is the advanced internal prioritization and optimization system, capable of detecting the type of packet transmitted (es. TCP, UDP, etc.) and the video-encoding standard employed (es. MPEG4 I-frame, MEPG4 P-frame, M-JPEG), optimizing the transmission based on the packet type and characteristics.
“Mesh architecture is the solution to several problems faced by security system integrators when working on wireless video-surveillance systems. Mesh devices are completely auto-configurable and are able to decide how to transmit packets based on the present conditions of the channels rather than on predetermined configuration values – declares Torquato Bertani, Fluidmesh Networks co-founder and CTO. The reliability and flexibility guaranteed by Fluidmesh make it the preferred network architecture for high-end wireless video-surveillance systems”.
“Fluidmesh 2200 is the right product for this location for the ease with which the system can be expanded and modified. In fact the airport wants to add other three units. This modification won’t create problems: the auto-configuration capabilities of the Fluidmesh 2200 will strongly facilitate the installation because it guarantees flexibility - adds Ciro De Bonis, marketing manager of WillB and Telematic Solutions, the companies which installed the system - In an airport, where security is critical, video-surveillance service must be reliable and faults free: The Fluidmesh 2200, operating on two frequencies, guarantees spatial and temporal cover everytime”.
This technology is absolutely innovative: it allows to move the cameras depending on the airport needs creating dynamic wireless bridges. In case one camera is not working, the others would still be able to keep streaming video by changing the wireless links in use.
Moreover Fluidmesh architecture is optimal for a location such as an airport: airplanes taxing on the gruond are unpredictable and moveable sources of interference. During the design and the installation of the Fluidmesh based CCTV system in Florence, it wasn’t required to identify every possible position where an airplane could be. The Fluidmesh technology is able to automatically find alternative paths in case some of the links are not available due to interference.
Fluidmesh-based CCTV system, although it is clearly a step ahead of a standard Wi-Fi solution in terms of mobility, flexibility and reliability, it has an extremely low visual impact.
Fluidmesh products are currently sold only through selected CCTV distributors and system integrators who joined the Fluidmesh Channel Partners Network both in Europe and in the United States.
Fluidmesh Networks will present Fluidmesh technology to the European market at large in May 2006 at IFSEC, a major trade-show for the European security industry, and in the Fall 2006 in San Diego at ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the US market.
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Fluidmesh Networks is the worldwide leader in wireless video-surveillance systems based on mesh networking technology. The company is focused on the development of top-quality wireless products for video-surveillance applications in large areas at risk. Fluidmesh Networks' target markets are municipalities, industrial plants, seaports and marinas, archaeological sites, resorts, theme parks and racing tracks.
Founded by a team of researchers and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA (USA) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy, Fluidmesh Networks serves its customers worldwide from its headquarters in Boston, and from its European office in Milan, Italy.www.fluidmesh.com