Redline Provides Reliable Machine-to-Machine Communications for Public Safety Network for City of Avondale, Arizona
Avondale is a technologically progressive city that relies on wireless communications for the majority of its public safety services. The amount of traffic over their wireless network has grown steadily over the years to accommodate population growth, additional services, and more users. City officials realized demands on the wireless system were increasing more rapidly than initially expected. More specifically, the City wanted to install a water monitoring system as well as a network of high resolution video cameras to monitor traffic at busy intersections which introduced the need for highly reliable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
The City knew their existing network did not have the capacity to handle the new M2M applications and its ability to grow was limited. Adding more traffic would soon result in a slow and unreliable network, unsuitable for public safety applications.
- A network for public safety applications including water quality control
- Low total cost of ownership
- Scalable for future network growth
Avondale hired Network Infrastructure Corporation, a network integrator, to assess their options and oversee the installation of the new network. After considering wired and leased line options, Redline's RDL-3000 Virtual Fiber family of wireless products was chosen for Avondale for 3 key reasons: 1. It offers the reliability of fiber for critical M2M data; 2. It is powerful enough to accommodate a variety of applications - from voice to cameras to water sensors; 3. It has the flexibility with a low total cost of ownership and simple scalability via software upgrades.
Avondale began the network transition by replacing some of the old wireless equipment with Redline systems. City officials immediately noticed an increase in the reliability of connections and improved signal integrity. This was enough to convince them to replace the entire network with Redline wireless systems.
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