Wireless project in Bradford

June 21, 2016 by John Hatcher
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Wireless project in Bradford

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.

In areas where the 5GHz noise is high, the city uses the palm sized EH-600 mmW (millimeter-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 system integrator Net View Systems of Bradford. 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.
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 80 GHz provides future proof capacity with a predictive performance aggregation layer to ensure interference free transmission.

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