Date Added: Aug 2009
The company had a pressing need for a remotely controlled, video-based surveillance and water monitoring system for some 12 dams and hydroelectric power plants. Earlier attempts using cable-based leased lines to a number of sites were undertaken but these were generally unreliable and unable to deliver the requisite throughput. A number of sites were also subject to regular periods of downtime which meant personnel had to revert to manual operations. A high-bandwidth wireless network capable of delivering data-intensive applications such as video surveillance has resulted in Lovenskiold-Fossum - a leading Norwegian corporation with interests in hydro-electric schemes, commerce, real estate, forestry and agriculture - implementing Motorola's Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless broadband technology.