Motorola launched the first deployment of a public safety mesh solution using the designated 4.9 GHz band. North Carolina's Wake County is now home to three MOTOMESH deployments using the secure public safety band. The company claims that the designated frequency offers added security for public safety officials and is less prone to interference than other mesh offerings that run over unlicensed spectrum. Mesh solutions to date separate public access and public safety WiFi users through VPN's. The company deployed its mesh solution at the state fairgrounds, the state university's stadium and the Royal Bank of Canada Center. The MOTOMESH system is hooked up to video surveillance cameras located throughout the locations. Motorola told FierceWireless that police officers traveling up to 80-90 mph can still receive the video feed.
For more on Motorola's 4.9 GHz MOTOMESH offering:
- see this press release