SOURCE: Firetide


March 13, 2014 20:00 ET

Firetide Wireless Mesh Network to Deliver Real-Time Video Surveillance for Malaysia MRT in Kuala Lumpur

As Part of an Economic Revitalization Project Started in 2010, Malaysia Is Embarking on the Largest Transportation Mobility Project in Its History; LG CNS Will Lead the Effort, and Selected Firetide's Self-Healing Mesh Networking Technology to Deliver Wireless Real-Time Video Capabilities at Speeds of More Than 100km/h; This System Will Provide Operators in the Train Control Center the Visibility Needed to Keep Passengers and Operations Safe

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2014) - A high-bandwidth wireless mesh access network by Firetide, Inc., the technology leader in private wireless broadband networks, has been selected by global IT service provider LG CNS to deliver real-time video capabilities for Malaysia MRT. This project is one of the largest transportation mobility projects in the country's history. It's slated for completion in the end of 2016 and will start the revenue operation from the beginning of 2017.

The Firetide solution will include around 600 HotPort® 7020 outdoor wireless mesh nodes, delivering more than 8 Mbps of throughput to effectively support high-definition video feeds as well as seamless hand-offs at high speeds. Built with Firetide's patented AutoMesh™ flow-based routing protocol, the technology supports advanced load balancing and congestion control mechanisms for optimal routing within the mesh network. The HotPort 7020 mesh infrastructure also provides extensive VLAN capabilities critical for deploying a multi-service network on a large scale.

To provide reliable Wi-Fi access to the OCC (Operations Control Center) and BCC (Backup Control Center), the Malaysia MRT system will also include 116 HotPoint® 5200 Tri-band Dual Radio wireless access points. Their modular design enables full network and software integration into the Firetide wireless mesh network while permitting independent physical placement of the hardware to provide optimal accessibility for Wi-Fi clients. HotPoint 5200 access points feature rugged NEMA 4X/IP67-rated cast aluminum enclosures and one weatherproof connector for attaching to a Firetide wireless mesh node.

Currently, line #1 in Kuala Lumpur -- covering 51 km and 31 stations -- is under construction. The system is expected to be fully operational in 2017, with other lines to be added in the future.

"We are proud that Firetide wireless mesh technology will contribute to the improved safety and operational performance of the Malaysia MRT and citizens of Kuala Lumpur," said John McCool, chief executive officer, Firetide, Inc. "The ability to bring real-time streaming video and reliable Wi-Fi access to the transportation sector will fundamentally improve their operations. Projects of this size and scope continue to validate the power, performance and reliability of mesh networks to support complex mobility goals."

Firetide Addresses Emerging Applications in Government, Commercial and Industrial Settings

Wireless mesh network infrastructure supports video surveillance, mobility, wireless backhaul offload and process automation for applications such as public safety, transportation and smart grid. Unique to Firetide's solution is its patented AutoMesh™ technology, which enables businesses, governments and industrial customers to view live, high-bandwidth video feeds reliably, securely and with low latency.

About Firetide, Inc.

Firetide, headquartered in Silicon Valley, has more than 10,000 customers in 40 countries around the globe, including Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit, the City of Chicago and the world's longest mesh network at the Thailand Royal Irrigation Department. Most recently, Makati City, the financial center of the Philippines, deployed a Firetide wireless mesh video surveillance network as part of its citywide intelligent transportation system to alleviate traffic congestion. For more information, visit or follow Firetide at @firetide.

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