SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

May 18, 2010 08:30 ET

ADT and MDT Technical Services Utilized Proxim Wireless for Wireless Video Surveillance at 2010 Winter Olympics

City of Vancouver Deployed Proxim's 4.9GHz Wireless Products to Extend the Public Safety Network and Protect Olympic Visitors

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXMD), a leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, today announced that the City of Vancouver, along with ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security and MDT Technical Services, deployed a Proxim wireless network to extend video surveillance throughout the city during the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. They selected Proxim's 4.9 Ghz point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products to extend the city's public safety network and connect video surveillance cameras in areas where fiber connectivity was not an option.

As part of the overall situational awareness security scheme at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the City of Vancouver contracted with ADT and MDT to extend the public safety network to better protect the millions of tourists and visitors. Based on the time frame and the budget available, it was not feasible to extend the fiber network to all of the locations that needed video surveillance. As a result, they selected Proxim's Tsunami™ MP.11 4954 point-to-multipoint and Tsunami® QB.11 4954 point-to-point radios to provide the wireless connectivity and backhaul for these additional surveillance cameras.

"The safety and protection of visitors was a paramount goal as we prepared for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, therefore the video surveillance network was critical to our success," said Kevin Wallinger, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Vancouver. "We determined early on that the cost and time to extend the fiber network was not feasible, and wireless came to the rescue."

"Wireless is the obvious solution in situations where cost and physical deployment barriers are a concern. And when it came time to select a wireless solution, the performance and value that Proxim provides proved to be unmatched," said Doug Peterson, President of MDT Technical Services. "Proxim's solution enabled us to provide performance on par with wired solutions, but at a third of the cost and with much faster deployment times." 

The wireless video surveillance cameras were located throughout pedestrian corridors where cameras were unable to be connected to the city's fiber backbone. ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security, having extensive experience in complex security integration projects and video system design, installation and monitoring, incorporated many multi-megapixel cameras from Avigilon and IP-encoded Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras from Pelco throughout the network. 

ADT and MDT did evaluate other wireless solutions before selecting Proxim, but based on the performance and value that Proxim products had proven in previous deployments with MDT, the Proxim solution was chosen. In addition to this wireless video surveillance network for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Parlympics, ADT and MDT also work with the City of Vancouver to provide situational awareness for the annual HSBC Celebration of Light fireworks festival. Based on the performance of Proxim's solutions during the Olympics and the flexibility of Proxim's products, the City of Vancouver can easily re-deploy Proxim's radios where needed for camera connectivity during future events. 

"As more and more organizations realize the power of wireless for video surveillance, the cost and time of deployment for surveillance networks continues to improve," said Robb Henshaw, Sr. Director of Global Marketing & Communications for Proxim Wireless. "At Proxim, we have the ability to provide a complete end-to-end wireless solution, providing performance that rivals wired solutions while providing far greater cost-effectiveness, speed of deployment, and flexibility."

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About ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security
ADT Advanced Integration is a division of ADT Security Services Canada Inc. We focus on the engineering and integration of end to end security solutions for today's most complex security challenges. As security integrators, we offer experience in identifying and realizing performance improvements and cost efficiencies through integration. We help customers develop and establish total security management plans, whether local or remote, for perimeter and intrusion detection, video surveillance, and access control systems. We aggressively invest in our internal ability to test, implement, and support our extensive product offerings from some of the world's leading manufacturers. Our integrated offerings are all tied back to our ULC listed, full service central monitoring centre which offers more than just monitoring of the thousands of calls received daily. As more and more customers look to their security company for managed services, our monitoring centre offers them outsourced support for security call centre functions, emergency services dispatch, on alarm video verification, security system health monitoring and reporting, remote service capabilities as well as redundancy and data archiving. Our staff is trained to handle all of these needs. ADT's Advanced Integration division is committed to supporting and managing large-scale integrated solutions that can elevate your corporate security to a whole new level. To learn more about how we can help your business save time, resources and money, call 1-866-312-8960 or visit our website at www.interconsecurity.com.

About MDT Technical Services
MDT Technical Services is a proven leader for wireless communication system implementations. The team is highly skilled with many years of experience and expertise in servicing a wide range of wireless data and voice equipment. MDT provides comprehensive wireless networking solutions.

MDT provides a complete portfolio of products and services that enable best of breed wireless communication systems. The portfolio includes a total solution beginning with a needs assessment, wireless network design, implementation, testing and ongoing maintenance services. MDT provides broadband solutions for Wi-Fi, Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Mesh, and Wide Area Networks. Dedicated staff have a long history of providing quality workmanship and services.

MDT Technical Services is designated a Proxim Wireless Platinum Partner.

For more information, please visit http://www.mdttech.com.

About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXMD) provides Wi-Fi®, WiMAX, Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point Backhaul technologies for a complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystem. Our systems enable service providers, governments and enterprises to deploy fixed and mobile security and video surveillance, indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, business and residential internet access and cell tower backhaul. Proxim has shipped more than 2 million wireless devices to more than 250,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO 9001-2008 certified. For more information, visit www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail ir@proxim.com or call +1 413-584-1425.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Robb Henshaw
    Sr. Director, Global Marketing & Communications
    Proxim Wireless
    Email: rhenshaw@proxim.com
    Phone: 408-383-7699
    Milpitas, CA, USA