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High Speed Roaming and Mobility

High-Speed Mobility for Data, Video & Voice Communications

Strix Access/One is the industry's most resilient high performance multi-radio mesh network system on the market supporting high-speed mobility. The Access/One is superior for wireless mesh networks where WiFi roaming and mobility for applications including railway, transportation and people on the go is required.  Strix Access/One's ability to support high-speed mobility allows customers to provide wireless Internet and private network access end-to-end, while at in motion and at high-speed, even where there are no existing power sources.

For the ultimate in remote access and high-speed mobility, solar grids connected to uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) light up the mesh in any terrain while the Strix mobility solutions also serve as a foundation for other critical applications including video surveillance, voice over IP (VoIP), railroad engine diagnostics, remote switches, sensors and other applications.  Such solutions immediately resolve challenges related to the deployment of rural, city and country-wide WiFi networks, but also meet the needs of mission critical communications for public safety, mining, oil, water and gas production and many other industries.  

Virtually all Strix customers utilize the Access/One OWS for roaming and mobility applications. The North County Transit District goes one step further. NCTD is using Strix Wireless Mesh for railway video surveillance, on-board systems communication and troubleshooting. Considered the first of its kind in San Diego County,the network utilizes solar-powered wireless network nodes by Strix Systems which are mounted on poles at a distance of one mile apart along the edge of the railroad tracks. Additional outdoor wireless nodes are located and mounted on the train stations. While trains run at up to 90 miles per hour, network communications including real-time video surveillance and critical railway communications, is handed off wirelessly from node-to-node, preserving the throughput and low latency requirements of these timing sensitive applications.

Kirk Talbott, chief information officer for the district, said the network gives the rail line two key abilities that it never had before. "We can deploy (security) video cameras anywhere in our right-of-way at a much lower cost than ever before, because we do not have to dig trenches and run cables," Talbott said. "We can just put a wireless camera where we need it, and it will connect to the mesh network."

Secondly, the district will now be able to communicate with its trains ---- which travel as fast as 90 mph ---- as they rush from one station to the next. In a few weeks, this will allow the district to get real-time data on a train's performance, relaying everything from speed to oil pressure back to the main office.

"If a train breaks down in the field, mechanics will be able to talk to it and find out what broke so they bring along the right part," Talbott said.

Discussions are in the works to put cameras on trains that could relay real-time security video feeds to the security department.

David Papworth, director of the district's security department, said Friday that if cameras were on each train, emergency personnel would be able to use wireless, hand-held computers to peer inside trains while standing nearby.

"If something happens, we will be able to see inside before we go inside, and, from a tactical standpoint, that can be a big advantage," Papworth said.

The Strix Mobility Solutions enable support for US government initiatives for an Intelligent Transport System (ITS).  The ITS project is designed to help relieve transportation congestion in major urban areas but also has applications for Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Response.  Likewise, the Mobility Solution Set can support military and other mobile roaming applications.

Highlighted Mobilty Partners

      Accela's mobile application, Accela Wireless™, can be used by state and local agencies that deploy staff to the field to complete a variety of regulatory processes including building and safety inspections, investigations, damage assessment inspections, code enforcement cases, work orders, service requests, and more.
      In Motion Technology's onBoard™ Mobile Gateway and onBoard™ Mobility Manager, providing vehicle area networks that provide seamless connectivity using a cognitive wireless system.
      NetMotion Mobility XE Mobile VPN for wireless mobile environments allows users to seamlessly move in and out of wireless coverage areas. NetMotion's award winning Mobile VPN, Mobility XE, enhances worker productivity while providing highly-centralized control and management.
      Identiprise SecuredMobile for comprehensive Operations Support Systems (OSS) and mobile security solutions for municipal wireless networks.
      Connectronics Solar Integrated Power Systems (SIRP) providing power back-up from 2 to 10 days without sun including lockable enclosure, controller, solar panel, solar mounts and batteries.
      SolarCraft, Inc. COM-PAK™, SOLARADIO™ and ECONO-PAK™ rugged self-contained solar and back-up power systems ranging from miniature solar generators to long-term power backup systems.

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