Alvarion (News - Alert), a provider of broadband solutions to address wireless connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, recently revealed that the city of Cleburne, Tex. has installed a private wireless network using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme base stations.
The wireless connectivity network reduces the costs associated with the use of wireless broadband cards and delivers a much higher level of performance overall.
The network uses BreezeMAX Extreme base stations in the secure 4.9 GHz band connected to BreezeMAX Vehicular Subscriber Units installed in the city’s police vehicles. The wireless connectivity system allows officers to seamlessly and securely perform their duties in the field.
“We are pleased with the way our first private wireless network was so easily installed and quickly integrated to our existing city functions resulting in significant cost savings,” said Willie Resto, MIS manager, City of Cleburne, in a statement.
“We immediately realized the benefit of expanding connectivity to additional public works and city vehicles and envisioned additional smart city applications such as public access and hot spots which will further improve the quality of life for our citizens and promote our City as a holiday destination,” Resto added.
The new system provides the city with a cost-effective wireless connectivity solution that will enable these law enforcement officials to use a laptop computer that is connected to the city’s fiber network and information systems via a high speed wireless broadband card, such as an AirCard.
Further, Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme solution provides the capacity, connectivity, security and reliability needed by the region’s private network.
Following the installation of the base stations, instant connectivity to the city’s fiber network was established. VSUs were installed in police vehicles for seamless, secure connectivity to the city’s information center and database, and expansion to other city services has already begun with installation of the VSU in fire trucks and other field vehicles.
“Alvarion’s ease of integration with existing networks was a major factor in choosing this solution,” concluded Bill Young (News - Alert), director of Government Sales, Crystal Communications. “We had confidence in Alvarion’s reliable system as we have installed it in other smart city applications, and we were able to provide the City of Cleburne with the same quality and dependability from start to finish.”
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Edited by Jamie Epstein