BridgeWave to Provide Wireless Video Solution for Super Bowl

BridgeWave Communications, a supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, will provide the network backbone to support video surveillance traffic during Super Bowl XLIV, on Feb. 7, taking place at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

To ensure the highest level of public safety for more than 75,000 attendees at Super Bowl XLIV, local and government law enforcement agencies, including the Miami Dade Police Department (MDPD) Homeland Security Section, the FBI, and the Miami Dade County Fire Department, have deployed the latest high-tech video surveillance systems to monitor everything from crowd control to potential terrorist activity. Additionally, the system will play a critical role in aiding first responders to any incidents throughout and around the venue.

Aware Digital, a provider of IP-based video surveillance systems, was tasked with delivering a solution that would provide the best quality and highest frame rate to all the agencies involved in the most flexible and efficient manner possible. BridgeWave was selected to provide the backhaul network, driving video traffic from the network cameras back to the central command station.

"The BridgeWave solution was deployed in order to provide the absolute highest quality and highest frame rate video coverage and deployment flexibility for the Super Bowl, a worldwide event," said Joshua Mann, President of Miami-based Aware Digital.

In addition to its portable design for quick deployment, the wireless gear offers high capacity gigabit Ethernet speeds to handle the large volume of video traffic expected for these events. Also, the low latency afforded by the gear allows law enforcement officials to operate the PTZ network cameras without any degradation to the quality of the images.

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