Los Gatos, Calif. – May 13, 2010 – Firetide Inc., the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, today announced a partnership agreement with Thales Portugal S.A., a leading global technology systems integrator, to deploy a real-time, wireless mesh video surveillance network in Mumbai, for MMOPL. The network will be deployed to provide onboard video surveillance and broadcast of text message to onboard display.
“Thales Portugal selected Firetide for the Mumbai metro over other wireless vendors because their wireless infrastructure mesh network equipment is uniquely capable of providing the high speed bandwidth and reliable performance necessary for real-time, video streaming in such a harsh network environment,’ said João Araújo, Thales Portugal S.A. chairman and CEO
The Mumbai metro is a three-line, high capacity subway system spanning 40 miles that is being built in Mumbai, the financial capital of India. The first phase of the metro is scheduled to be completed in 2010.
Firetide mesh nodes will be placed on the trains, as well as along the tracks at intervals of 500 meters. The system will allow 10 Mbps speed between the train and ground nodes at all points of the track at a speed of 50 mph. The ability to provide zero packet loss during signal handoff between ground nodes was critical. The system also has to support all security features, including AES encryption, WEP and WPA2 and encapsulation of IP layer data.
Three attributes of Firetide’s mesh infrastructure equipment that contributed to Firetide’s selection over the competition include:
|• ||The proven mobility controller supports inter-mesh and intra-mesh roaming scenarios, meeting stringent performance requirements.|
|• ||Firetide’s AutoMesh™ routing protocol provides link redundancy in various scenarios of metro operation.|
|• ||The system’s modular feature and product design allows customers to plan, design, and easily build out large-scale mobility solutions.|
“Thales Portugal, S.A. selection of Firetide further demonstrates our leadership in providing wireless mesh infrastructure solutions for highly challenging mobility and real-time video applications in difficult environments,” said Bo Larsson, CEO of Firetide. “We look forward to working with Thales on this exciting and groundbreaking Mumbai metro wireless system.”
About Firetide Inc.
Firetide is the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data for municipal, public safety, and industrial applications. Firetide provides reliable high performance wireless infrastructure mesh and access solutions for video surveillance, Internet access, public safety networks and temporary networks wherever rapid deployment, mobility and ease of installation are required. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., Firetide is a privately held company with worldwide product distribution. http://www.firetide.com
About Thales Portugal, S.A.
Thales Portugal is a competence centre in integration of solutions for railways, transportation and security solutions for critical infrastructures. The Portuguese team started its activity in the early 90’s under the Portuguese Railways Network Modernization Plan, delivering Signaling and Communications Turn-key Projects, Solutions and Maintenance, with a strong footprint in more than 700 Km of modernized tracks. For more information please visit the website at: http://www.thalesgroup.com/portugal
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2008, the company generated revenues of 12.7 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.