Friday, September 28, 2012

Proxim Tsunami mobile backhaul helps secure Villefontaine, France


Proxim Wireless Corporation announced that it deployed a mobile backhaul solution for the security and surveillance systems of Villefontaine, France. The French town deployed a wireless HD video surveillance system that leveraged Tsunami QB-8150 wireless backhaul products.


The Community of Villefontaine is a suburb of the City of Lyon. A relatively young town, it is located in the Rhone-Alps Region.

Villefontaine local government dispersed its facilities all across the town to best serve its population. However, this made it difficult for the local police force to regularly patrol such a large area, not to mention quickly responding to emergency incidents. Therefore, Villefontaine authorities decided to deploy a video surveillance system that could assist local law enforcement in protecting and maintaining the safety of the community.

For the Villefontaine mobile backhaul project, Proxim Wireless tapped its certified regional partner, Libertylan, to perform a detailed wireless site survey and serve as project integrator. Proxim Wireless and Libertylan then replaced existing leased lines with secure wireless links. The completed high capacity radio network now provides secure wireless transmission of video images, data transfer services, and VoIP services to Villefontaine.

Thierry Gouin, IT director for the Community Council of Villefontaine, stated that the mobile backhaul system installed by Proxim Wireless performed flawlessly and proved very secure. The Council was thus able to save money by canceling its leases on several fiber lines which had now become superfluous.

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