Siklu’s EH-600TX radios will be used to transmit video surveillance from the Super Bowl LIVE festivities Siklu Inc., a provider of millimeter-wave solutions, announced recently that it has been selected by the city of Houston to provide wireless connectivity for the video surveillance system to be used at Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day outdoor event in Houston that is expected to draw more than one million visitors as part of the pre-game festivities. Video surveillance at Super Bowl Siklu’s EH-600TX radios will be used to transmit video surveillance from the east side of downtown Houston, which will host the Super Bowl LIVE festivities from 28th January to 5th February. The outdoor event will include entertainment, music and games and will be held over several city blocks near a 12-acre urban park. The high level of wireless activity that will take place is expected to create network congestion that Siklu’s radios will bypass by operating on the unoccupied, wide 60GHz spectrum, which is separate from traditional wireless consumer networks. Siklu’s millimeter wave radios use narrow beam technology, eliminating interference from outside networks. Interference-free video surveillance Siklu's radios are part of a 36-megapixel camera deployment provided by Axis Communications, a PSIM system from VidSys, and a video management system from Genetec, all of which are being deployed by the Houston Police Department to monitor Super Bowl LIVE. Using a mix of fibre and millimeter wave wireless from Siklu, the city is taking a hybrid approach to its network infrastructure for the event to ensure continuous interference-free video surveillance; enabling the police department to monitor the area for issues. The system offers fiber-like quality with the flexibility, speed of deployment and affordable cost associated with a wireless network. “Given the size of this event, it was extremely important that we deployed a reliable security network that could provide continuous coverage over a large outdoor area,” said Jack Hanagriff, from the City of Houston’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. “We are expecting the Siklu radios to bulldoze through any wireless interference in the area caused by thousands of members of the public as they use their phones to stream video and photos.” High-level network access security Siklu radios make it practically impossible to intercept or jam, making the network secure from hackers and fully survivable Siklu radios also provide a high-level network access security by operating over millimeter wave. The narrow beams make it practically impossible to intercept or jam, making the network secure from hackers and fully survivable. “The City of Houston and Police Department were concerned about camera coverage and congestion from numerous wireless networks and mobile devices,” said Shaun Castillo, President of Preferred Technologies, LLC, the lead integrator on this project. “Siklu radios provide the city with an extension of its fiber network by leveraging the interference free capabilities of millimeter wave technology.” “We’re pleased that Siklu’s millimeter wave radios are an integral part of the Super Bowl Live security measures,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales at Siklu. “As security needs continue to grow with large-scale events like these, it’s important to implement a reliable surveillance solution to ensure the safety of visitors. Siklu has exactly this experience and has provided wireless connectivity at many high-profile events, including the New York City Marathon and the Tour de France.”
Siklu’s mmW solution maintains interference-free, carrier-grade 99.999% availability Siklu, a provider of millimetre wave solutions, announced it was selected by the Oakham Council in the UK to provide the wireless connectivity solution that ensures uninterrupted streaming for Oakham’s new town-wide, high-definition surveillance system.RequirementThe town of Oakham, located in historic Rutland county, required an infrastructure that could accommodate the bandwidth of the town’s new capacity-heavy video surveillance system that includes several HD video surveillance cameras strategically positioned around the town centre. With assistance from system integrators Trellisworks Ltd. and Quadrant Security Group, the Oakham Council chose Siklu’s EtherHaul-500TX millimetre wave radio for aggregation of camera data that is transmitted to the video management system and network video recorders (NVRs).“A standard 5GHz frequency wireless link is no longer sufficient for moving the bandwidth-heavy data generated by several high definition cameras across a wireless network like Oakham’s,” said Nick Metcalfe, Technical Sales of Trellisworks Limited, who designed and commissioned the system. “For Oakham, the high-capacity 60GHz Siklu solution was critical to the success of the new surveillance network because it provides the speed and reliability needed at a much lower cost than renting a telco fibre connection, and with an installation time of only 30 minutes.”Siklu solution maintains interference-free availabilityThe Siklu link used by the town connects a range of Axis Communications and RedVision cameras with a video management system and several network video recorders from Milestone, which together have been deployed throughout Oakham to monitor street level activities and the town’s council facilities. Oakham’s Siklu solution maintains interference-free, carrier-grade 99.999% availability and town officials anticipate a complete ROI for the Siklu solution within the next two to three years. “For Oakham, the high-capacity 60GHz Siklu solution was critical to the success of the new surveillance network" “It is gratifying for Siklu to provide an easily-deployed solution for towns such as Oakham that seek the security afforded by HD quality video surveillance, but for whom the availability or cost of fibre is prohibitive. Oakham is one of many UK towns that have adopted Siklu millimetre wave for their surveillance networks,” said Zeev Farkash, VP of Global Sales at Siklu.Durability and scalabilityAccording to Adrian Wheeler, Sales Manager at ISP UK Broadband, “Near perfect reliability and connectivity is a requirement for Oakham, as is a solution that can withstand the fog and rain. It’s a testament to the durability and scalability of the solutions that we offer that we can meet all of their needs.”The Siklu EtherHaul mmW products family will be showcased at the Security Essen fair in Essen, Germany, September 27-30, on Booth 2B22 and 2A22 as part of the Milestone and ALLNET partner's pavilions.
The multi-phase project included installing 54 links as part of the first phase Siklu, a provider of millimetre wave solutions, announced it was selected by the Port of Long Beach to provide the wireless connectivity solution for its video surveillance network and multi-gigabit wireless for its core network, as part of a multi-phase project.The project is being overseen by the Port of Long Beach Security Division, which was recently awarded a federal grant to fund security upgrades at the Port. The Port of Long Beach, located in Southern California, is the second-busiest container port in the United States and serves as a major gateway for trade between the United States and Asia.HD camera deploymentThe multi-phase project included installing 54 links as part of the first phase. DataGear was awarded the contract to upgrade the Port of Long Beach’s existing wireless network to Siklu millimetre wave technology. Siklu’s solution delivers x10 throughput and the new wireless network will enable the deployment of HD cameras due to the additional bandwidth capability.“Wireless interference is especially of concern in a port environment,” said Lee Coffey, President and Founder of DataGear, based in Santa Ana, California. “Ports are one of the most complex areas to deploy a wireless surveillance system because of the high level of wireless activity taking place, size of shipping containers, and the heavy equipment being used to move shipping containers. That’s why it was important to install a millimetre wave technology from Siklu because its radios are reliable, interference-free, and provide future-proof capacity.”Siklu multi-gigabit radios “Wireless interference is especially of concern in a port environment” Siklu’s multi-gigabit radios were selected to upgrade the current wireless solution due to a number of unique capabilities; high bandwidth, required by the multiple HD stream cameras, ERPS redundancy to ensure 24/7 video coverage, and small and aesthetic form. Radios from Siklu ensure a high video quality performance in an interference free environment. Siklu radios were selected for this project because they also provide AES encryption, an advanced and unbroken encryption standard which provides added security of the video data.“We are proud that Siklu has been selected as the wireless connectivity partner for the security project with the Port of Long Beach,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales at Siklu. “Siklu’s millimetre wave radios can adapt to the most challenging and secure environments, including a busy port, which is a testament to reliability and security of the solutions we offer to the market.”The Siklu EtherHaul mmW products family will be showcased at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida, during September 12-14 in Booth #3419 and #3101, as part of the Milestone and Axis Partner Pavilions.
Siklu’s wireless connectivity handles demanding cameras that require more bandwidth Siklu, the global market provider of millimeter-wave solutions, announces it was selected to provide a wireless connectivity solution to ensure flawless streaming for a city-wide surveillance system in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Siklu’s capacity-rich radios connect a range of Axis Communications multisensory 4K and advanced high definition PTZ cameras and an advanced video management system from IPVideo Corp., which have been strategically deployed throughout the city to monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Zombicon shooting The city of Fort Myers, Fla., decided to install the surveillance system following a shooting during Zombicon, a zombie-themed art and music festival, held in October of 2015. A+ Technology & Security Solutions, based in Bay Shore, New York, completed the whole trailblazing system in just three weeks to meet the city’s deadline to ensure that the new video surveillance system in place would be in place for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. “We are excited to be a part of this project and to help keep the residents of Fort Myers, Florida., safe and secure,” said Vince Ricco, Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Programme, Axis Communications. “Siklu’s technology is easy to articulate and truly shows the value of technology.” Unique capabilities Siklu’s multi-gigabit, 60GHz radios were selected for this install due to a number of unique capabilities; High bandwidth, required by the multiple-stream cameras, ERPS redundancy to ensure 24/7 video coverage, and small and aesthetic form, a crucial factor in city deployments. The millimeter wave radios have proved to be ideal for urban surveillance projects, especially those requiring multi-hop relaying, as the hops serve to improve the communication between source and destination. “We were delighted that our solution was chosen to reliably secure real-time video to help protect Fort Myers from further violence and criminal activities. Transmitting on uncongested bands, our low latency, interference-free radios are especially suited to video surveillance networks and are already instrumental in connecting video to a number of police departments around the US,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales at Siklu. According to Jonathan Antar, Chief Operating Officer at True Security Design, a consultant for the project, Siklu’s wireless connectivity is designed to handle demanding cameras that require more bandwidth outside of the common 6GHz bands. “Siklu’s products offer a high throughput and a small form factor, which has its place in the market,” he said.
The new Siklu-enabled network connects Bosch's VMS to a mixture of 300 surveillance cameras Siklu has been selected to provide the wireless part of a hybrid wireless connectivity network for Bradford City in the UK as part of an extensive smart city project to integrate multiple information and communication technologies city-wide. The project includes providing the wireless connectivity for more than 300 surveillance cameras and two-dozen traffic management devices. Long-term gigabit capacity In areas where the 5GHz noise is high, the city uses the palm sized EH-600 mmW (millimetre-wave) radio from Siklu, which operates in the interference-free 60GHz frequency band. Designed for installation at street level, the EH-600 mmW radio provides long-term gigabit capacity in a small unobtrusive size. The system was installed by solution integrator Net View Systems of Bradford City, UK, a specialist provider of integrated electronic security and infrastructure systems. The new Siklu-enabled network connects the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) to a mix of 300 surveillance cameras from Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Hikvision surveillance cameras. The mmW system transmits data from hundreds of traffic junctions and 26 variable messaging signs that are used for traffic management. Siklu rooftop radios replacing citywide infrastructure The city is also using Siklu EH-1200 80GHz (E-band) rooftop radios to deliver a backhaul network with 1Gb full duplex capacity and 256-bit AES encryption. The E-band links replaced a citywide infrastructure that relied upon expensive leased lines. The EH-1200 80GHz provides future proof capacity with a predictive performance aggregation layer to ensure interference free transmission. "Siklu’s Extended Range feature has allowed Net View Systems to deploy E-band hardware at link distance that would have never otherwise been possible" “With the ever increasing capacity requirements associated with providing wireless connectivity we required a high capacity alternative outside of the congested 5GHz band. Siklu has been rock solid,” said Marc Hancock, Managing Director, Net View Systems. “Siklu’s Extended Range feature has allowed Net View Systems to deploy E-band hardware at link distance that would have never otherwise been possible. This has resulted in a huge operating expense saving to the Bradford City Council, as we can do away with licensed microwave links and their expensive annual Ofcom charges.” The City of Bradford is located in West Yorkshire, England. With a population of more than 500,000, the city is the fourth largest metropolitan district in the country. It is also home to several large national and international businesses, such as Morrisons, Pace Plc and Hallmark Cards. In addition, three large financial institutions are based in Bradford: Yorkshire Building Society, Bradford & Bingley Building Society and Provident Financial. “Siklu is pleased to work with Net View Systems on this project for the City of Bradford,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales, from Siklu Communications. “Siklu’s unique technology benefits include extremely low delays to provide customers with reliable performance, which is critical for safe cities.” The Siklu EtherHaul mmW products family will be showcased at the IFSEC International exhibition in London, June 21-23, Booth E750 as part of the Milestone Partner Pavilion.
With Axis, Siklu will be able to expand its high-capacity solutions in the security market Siklu recently announced it has joined Axis Communication's Technology Partner Program. Axis and Siklu have partnered to promote field-proven EtherHaul wireless systems for high capacity rooftop and street level IP video surveillance security network connectivity. Siklu's EtherHaul line of Gigabit capacity radios provide secure interference-free connectivity and are ideal for dense urban environments. Combined with Axis' in-depth understanding of best practices and standards in security technologies, Axis' Technology Partner Program develops joint business opportunities and promotes collaboration, resulting in optimised solutions for end-customers.