The city of Colombo, Brazil has selected RADWIN—an Israeli firm that provides backhaul and broadband wireless solutions—for a large-scale digital city project aimed at improving the city’s surveillance system.
RADWIN says its systems transmit real time, high-resolution video from surveillance cameras situated across Colombo to the municipality’s control center where information is monitored and processed.
In addition, high capacity wireless links also connect Colombo’s municipal offices by providing a high-speed connection, the company says. The links were deployed in a multiple “point-to-point” configuration, providing dedicated capacity to numerous sites from one central hub. FABTEC, a leading Brazilian integrator, was responsible for the successful design and implementation of the project.
Douglas Machado de Souza, director of Colombo’s Monitoring Department, said, “Our focus was to meet the needs of the municipality by implementing the latest technology” and “we also wanted to ensure system longevity and support for future system expansion in accordance with city growth.”
Colombo chose RADWIN’s links because the high capacity video surveillance transmission surpassed all other equipment, technologically and commercially, de Souza said. RADWIN’s multiple point-to-point links assured high performance and secured video quality enables officials to detect and respond in real time to emergencies at the event location, he said.