Keeping the Streets Safe for the World Cup

Salvador is one of the cities in Brazil which will host games in the upcoming FIFA World Cup football (soccer) event in June. In recent years, the city has faced a significant increase in crime and the state government is implementing several actions to increase public safety. One of these…

Tailoring Uplink and Downlink Ratios for Seamless Surfing

Quentin Hardy’s article Webcams See All shows us a world where video connectivity has expanded beyond public safety to become a part of our daily life. With the explosion of web cams for personal use, we can now not only monitor our house and garage door, we can also “visit”…

IoT and Wireless Security

Stacey Higginbotham’s recent article The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win? and Mark O'Neill's article Top 10 Things to Consider accurately describe the new demands on security that the Internet of Things presents. In order to reap the benefits of the IoT, users must…

Protecting Critical Infrastructure with Wireless Broadband

In the United States, President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated sixteen industries as Critical Infrastructure important to the health and well-being of all citizens. Critical Infrastructure industries cover the production and distribution of food, water and energy as well as the communications networks that we…

Why Modulation is Important on Your Wireless Link

QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) is widely used for digital radio communication. Variants of QAM are also used for many wireless and cellular technology applications. The advantage of using QAM is the ability to carry more bits of information per symbol. As higher modulations are used, more and more data can…

ePMP Proven for Video Surveillance

In many cities around the world, municipal governments have selected and sponsored certain areas for improvement. In Seattle, these areas chosen for revitalization are designated as Business Improvement Areas (BIA). These projects typically require connectivity and community video surveillance. The Cambium Networks ePMP solution provides both in a single reliable…

The Power of Reliable Video Surveillance

Last week we attended APCO (the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials’ Annual Conference & Expo) in Anaheim, California and received positive response to our live demonstration of our NLOS (non-line of sight) video surveillance solution. We set up a network between two booths at diametrically opposed corners of the show.…

Video Surveillance – Why Wireless?

Surveillance of the public has been significantly scrutinized of late and video surveillance has not been immune from the critique. As with any tool, it can be abused. However, we shouldn’t lose sight of the overall positive impact video surveillance has on the wellbeing of society. While remaining vigilant for…

Using Video Surveillance for Disaster Response

An efficient and reliable emergency response system is a critical part of any local, state or federal government’s efforts in protecting and saving lives. Having a rea- time video feed that can help local disaster teams and public safety officials is critical to making the right decisions when lives are…

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