Equine Stud Farm Enhances Security and Productivity


To bring connectivity to his remote equine stud farm, Jonathan Dennis has established a single Starlink satellite connection to one building. From that one location, he distributes the broadband connectivity to multiple key locations on the farm with cnWave 60 GHz fixed wireless solutions and Wi-Fi 6 access points.

The end result is a complete blanket of high-speed connectivity that connects sensors, video security cameras and workstations to create an efficient and secure operation.

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RAISING PRIZE WINNING ANIMALS is a science that requires detailed data. By definition, farms are in rural locations with very low population density. These remote locations are seldom served with high-speed connectivity as the cost of trenching fiber to a single location is prohibitive. But Jonathan Dennis, who runs Kerswell Shetlands, a 50-acre equine stud farm in rural Devon in the UK, embraces the latest wireless gigabit speed technology to have high speed data optimize his operation and provide a communications infrastructure for a video security system.
The Dennis family have bred miniature Shetland ponies for over 50 years with their stock being highly regarded throughout the world. The Shetland ponies are highly valuable and adding a network of high-definition security cameras gives peace of mind not only for the safeguarding of the equine stock but also against the theft of agricultural equipment.

Solution Technology
• Fixed Wireless Broadband Infrastructure
• cnWave 60 GHz V5000 Distribution Node – The cnWave V5000 Distribution Node is featured with two sectors covering up to 280 degrees with beamforming. A single V5000 can connect up to four other distribution nodes or up to 30 client nodes. V5000 can be used for PTP, PMP and mesh configurations.
• cnWave 60 GHz V1000 Client Node – The V1000 Client Node is featured with wide-range, 80º beamforming for easy installation. Powered by 802.3af PoE, V1000 supports up to 2 Gbps with 1 Gbps in the uplink direction and 1 Gbps in the downlink direction.
• Outdoor Wi-Fi Access
• XV2-23T Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Access Point – The XV2-23T outdoor 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 AP with long range internal antennas. Ideal for hospitality, education, municipal, transportation and logistics applications.

“FORTUNATELY, THERE HAVE BEEN NO security events so far, but it is early days. However, the addition of the cameras has enabled us to view suspicious vehicles on a number of occasions,” says Jonathan Dennis, business owner.
“We live along a half-mile private country lane and until recently, fiber was a long way from the top of the lane, nearest to the main road. Fiber cables and hardware have recently been installed at the top of the lane. However, connection to the fiber service is not planned until next year. When the fiber service is live, we would need to pay to trench a fiber cable along the half-mile lane. The fiber is predicted to be up to 100-150 Mbps. We currently get a very steady 200 Mbps plus with Starlink and Cambium Networks.” – Jonathan Dennis, Business Owner