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Pennsylvania City Contracts Wi4Net for Citywide Surveillance Network

City of Reading deploys network connecting cameras and providing mobile 4.9 GHz access

Reston, Va., August 28, 2008 – Wi4Net, a division of CelPlan Technologies, Inc. and a leading provider of integrated wireless broadband and video surveillance solutions, today announced it was awarded a five-year contract with the City of Reading for the deployment and maintenance of a citywide video surveillance network. The first phase of the project implements 22 cameras at locations throughout the City. The system backbone is provided through a hybrid fiber-wireless solution offered in collaboration with MAW Communications. The initial phase also includes a mobility overlay in 4.9 GHz to provide for access to patrol vehicles.

“We are implementing this video surveillance system as part of a larger effort to reduce crime in our City, and we are extremely excited with the broad support in our community,” said Chief William Heim with the City of Reading Police Department. “CelPlan was able to offer a perfect balance between cost and performance with their hybrid fiber-wireless backbone approach which allowed us to optimize our grant funds allocated for the project.”

The project utilizes Wi4Net’s FlexiVideoTM product, incorporating the FlexiRadioTM wireless communications system. The solution features a multi-radio architecture which is crucial in scalable citywide video applications to assure high system throughput and a superior level of predictability. The wireless camera units are provided with leading camera technology offering 35X optical zoom. Each camera streams real-time high resolution video to a state-of-the-art centralized monitoring and storage system, used for viewing, archiving and management.

“We are extremely pleased with the award of this contract,” noted Jasper Bruinzeel, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Wi4Net. “Although wireless video systems are becoming more common, the hybrid fiber-wireless backbone design and 4.9 GHz based mobility overlay make this network a showcase in North America.”

About The City of Reading, Pennsylvania (www.readingpa.gov)

The City of Reading is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. The metro area has a population of over 400,000. The City of Reading is the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie.

About Wi4Net (www.wi4net.com)

Leveraging over 12 years of wireless communications leadership of CelPlan Technologies, Inc., Wi4Net offers an innovative family of wireless broadband products and video surveillance solutions that feature unique flexibility in design and deployment. Wi4Net excels in seamlessly integrating the latest wireless, digital video, storage and monitoring / archiving technology. Supporting both the 4.9 GHz public safety spectrum and 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum, Wi4Net brings tailored and specialized designs for specific applications, such as video surveillance and mobile broadband. Markets of focus include government, public safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and energy.

Media Contact:
Jasper Bruinzeel, VP of Marketing and Sales
(760) 274-4214

Media Contact:

Jasper Bruinzeel
VP, Marketing & Sales
+1 (760) 274 4214