Mission Critical Data: Mobile Mesh Networking in Ripon, California

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

The Ripon police were using a cellular data service to give officers some limited access to data in the field - until the carrier discontinued the service. Ripon saw this as an opportunity to do better. The solution was a Mesh Enabled Architecture (MEA) 2.4GHz Mobile Mesh Network. Designed for battlefield communications, MEA uses multi-hopping technology to allow client devices to become the network. Intelligent routing enables connectivity at high vehicular speeds, client ad-hoc networking and built-in position location capabilities. In Ripon, the MEA mobile mesh network carries wireless broadband data, including real-time, high-resolution, full screen video transmitted from surveillance cameras located throughout the city.