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Alvarion’s video surveillance solution enables real time traffic control and monitoring in Vic, Spain

Alvarion’s video surveillance solution deployed by Municipality of Vic, Spain
The network uses Alvarion's point-to-point BreezeNET B and point-to-multipoint BreezeACCESS VL
The Challenge

The Municipality of Vic sought to deploy a traffic surveillance network for the Guardia Urbana (Urban Guard) that could seamlessly integrate with the existing analogue CCTV system. Since there was no communications infrastructure in place, the municipality required a vendor who could implement the entire network. Vic officials also required a highly secure network that could be controlled and managed by the officers of the Guardia Urbana alone.

The Solution

After issuing a public tender, Vic officials selected BC Sistemas to implement the solution. BC Sistemas chose Alvarion's point-to-point BreezeNET B and point-to-multipoint BreezeACCESS VL product lines to build the network, which has been in full operation since the spring of 2008. The project was divided into three phases; network deployment (both WiMAX and new fibre optic); implementation of the traffic control system including control and recording; and integration of the analogue components at the disposal of the Guardia Urbana. Alvarion's high-availability and robust wireless network, which coexists with a fibre optic system, allows the interconnection of video surveillance cameras monitoring the city traffic. In addition, it features top quality-of-service and supports connectivity of WiMAX services for real time IP video streaming throughout the city area.

The Result

Members of the Vic Guardia Urbana who have had the opportunity to use the network, all agree that the solution is robust, reliable, and simplifies their work by enabling an accelerated response time. The network also allows real time monitoring and control of the city traffic, which allows the Guardia Urbana to allocate suitable resources for every emergency. Furthermore, all problematic locations in Vic are more carefully monitored and as a result the security and safety of the citizens of Vic has significantly improved.

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