Redbridge Council Utilizes BridgeWave's Gigabit Wireless Links to Deliver High-Speed Public Safety Video
80 GHz Links Provide the Necessary Network Backhaul Capacity to Assist in Deterring Crime and Aiding
Santa Clara, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2009 – BridgeWave Communications, the leading supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, today announced
that Redbridge Council has deployed multiple GE80/GE80X links to improve and extend the delivery of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) video
surveillance services to the London Borough of Redbridge. The newly deployed links were needed to improve the reliability of the existing network and
extend services to remote areas not serviced by the fiber network.
Redbridge is a 22-square mile borough in an area north-east of London. Redbridge Council is comprised of 8,500 staff members dedicated to providing
government support and services to a diverse population of more than 238,000 people.
Redbridge Council needed a way to quickly deploy CCTV cameras to trouble spots throughout the borough as part of an overall effort to deter crime
and provide rapid response for emergency situations. In addition, CCTV cameras were needed in outlying towns that were too far away from the main
town center where the fiber network resides. Extending the existing fiber backbone was not an option due to the prohibitive costs, complicated
logistics and the time delays associated with installing fiber.
“We needed a quick and cost effective way to improve the reliability of our existing network and also provide services to some of our remote
areas not connected to the fiber network,” said Lawrie Morrisson, Group Manager - Electrical Engineering Redbridge Council.
With help from 802Global, a value-added distributor in the UK specializing in digital wireless and surveillance solutions, BridgeWave's 80 GHz
gigabit wireless links, GE80/GE80X, were deployed in a ring configuration with additional links providing off-fiber connectivity to remote towns. With
the wireless bridges installed, Redbridge Council realizes fiber-like performance, and has ensured the highest network availability to service their
communities today with a future-proof solution that will grow with their needs into the future.
“To date the system has worked well for us. It's proved to be a reliable and cost effective method of enabling CCTV even in our remotest
areas,” said Morrisson. “The remote areas just wouldn't have got CCTV if we hadn't deployed this system because anything else just would
have been too expensive.”
“We are pleased that Redbridge Council has deployed BridgeWave's GE80/GE80X products to provide the gigabit speeds that handle the backhaul
network connectivity needs for their CCTV system,” said Amir Makleff, president and CEO of BridgeWave. “This deployment demonstrates how
government agencies can effectively use BridgeWave's technologies to provide community safety and protection.”
About BridgeWave Communications
Founded in 1999, BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of multi-gigabit wireless connectivity links for next-generation
4G mobile and WiMAX backhaul. The company's advanced millimeter wave technologies combined with innovative features such as native
TDM+IP transport, flexible channel tuning, AdaptRate™ and AdaptPath™, built-in 256-bit AES Encryption, and advanced
Forward Error Correction, provide carrier-class performance at the highest availability and longest distances for multi-gigabit
links. The FlexPort™ product delivers scalable capacity for the migration to 4G mobile network backhaul. BridgeWave's
point-to-point wireless links are deployed worldwide in mainstream enterprise, government and service provider networks and play a
key role in today's WiMAX networks. With the largest global installed base of GigE radios, BridgeWave delivers the highest levels of
product quality and reliability. For more information, visit www.bridgewave.com.