Siklu upgrades surveillance network at Port of Long Beach
The multi-gigabit connectivity platform will comprise of an interference-free fibre-like wireless connectivity to cameras throughout the port.
Siklu, a global provider of millimetre-wave technologies, was recently selected by the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles, USA, to overhaul the video surveillance network at the port.
The multi-phase project will see the introduction of wireless connectivity for the port's video surveillance network, as well as multi-gigabit wireless for its core network.
The project will be overseen by the Port of Long Beach Security Division, which was recently awarded a federal grant to fund security-upgrades at the port. The first phase will see the installation of 54 links and will be managed by DataGear Inc., a technology partner of Siklu.
DataGear will oversee the upgrade of the port's existing wireless network to Siklu millimetre wave technology. The end-result will see the delivery of x10 throughput, as well as enabling the deployment of HD cameras due to the additional bandwidth capability.
Lee Coffey, president and founder of DataGear, based in Santa Ana, California, shared: "Wireless interference is especially of concern in a port environment... Ports are one of the most complex areas to deploy a wireless surveillance system because of the high level of wireless activity taking place, size of shipping containers and the heavy equipment being used to move shipping containers.
He added: "That's why it was important to install a millimetre wave technology from Siklu because its radios are reliable, interference-free and provide future-proof capacity."
Located in Southern California, the Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest container ports in the US. It serves as a major trade hub between the US and Asia.