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City of Modesto Deploys Downtown Wireless Surveillance System
California City enhances public safety using Wi4Net wireless camera solution in the 4.9 GHz band
Reston, Va., May 12, 2009 – Wi4Net, a division of CelPlan Technologies, Inc. and a leading provider of integrated wireless broadband and video surveillance solutions, today announced the implementation of a wireless video surveillance network for the City of Modesto, California. The first phase of the project implements cameras throughput the downtown section of the City and features a full-scale monitoring center at the Police Department.
“After significant redevelopment efforts in our downtown area over recent years, we are extremely proud to add this safety tool to further spur economic development and improve security in this part of our City,” said Lieutenant Ron Cloward with the City of Modesto Police Department. “After a careful review process, CelPlan’s Wi4Net provided the City with clear benefits in areas of experience, technical specifications and cost.”
The project utilizes Wi4Net’s FlexiVideoTM product, incorporating the FlexiRadioTM wireless communications system. The solution features a multi-radio architecture 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 and multi-stream MPEG-4 encoding. 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 have been honored with this opportunity to serve the City of Modesto,” noted Jasper Bruinzeel, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Wi4Net. “When designed correctly, wireless infrastructure in the 4.9 GHz band can provide significant cost-savings, compared to a fiber alternative, while still providing the type of throughput required for demanding video applications.”
About The City of Modesto, California (www.ci.modesto.ca.us)
The City of Modesto is a community dedicated to growth, progress and the quality of community life. Proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educational opportunities and multi-cultural lifestyles, Modesto is twice-blessed with mild weather year-round and some of the world’s richest soil. Modesto is the 16th largest city in California with over 210,000 citizens and is the seat of Stanislaus County.
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, ALPR, gunshot location technology and mobile broadband. Markets of focus include government, public safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and energy.
Jasper Bruinzeel, VP of Marketing and Sales