Tel Aviv, Israel, October 30, 2014 – RADWIN, the global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, today announced that its RADWIN 5000 Point-to-Multipoint systems were chosen by the local Port Authority in Texas to help secure ports-of-entry into the U.S. Every year tens of thousands of illegal crossing attempts are made over the border from Mexico to the U.S (e.g. immigration, drugs and human trafficking). To secure the ports of entry and the surrounding border areas, video cameras were deployed on the international bridge between Mexico and Texas. RADWIN’s PtMP systems were selected to transmit video from the cameras to the local control center – enabling port authority personnel to detect and respond to unlawful crossings and other security breaches. Frontera Consulting, a leading system integration firm based in Texas and RADWIN’s partner, was in charge of project design and deployment.
Drew Lentz, Solutions Architect, Frontera Consulting:
“RADWIN 5000 wireless PtMP systems were the perfect fit for this project; fiber optic cable was not even an option because cable had been purposely destroyed in those ports of entry in the past. We deployed the RADWIN 5000 systems on the bridge 18 meters/60 feet above the Rio Grande River and connected to the video cameras and surveillance units. RADWIN’s systems provide high-capacity dedicated connectivity to each of the surveillance units and cameras. The ruggedized units work exceptionally well in the harsh environment, overcoming major RF interference to deliver highest quality video 24/7. RADWIN 5000 PtMP are also easily managed by remote, minimizing the amount of physical access required. Working together, RADWIN and Frontera are keeping U.S borders safe by providing a line of defense over the air that is simply unmatched.”
Dennis Stipati, RADWIN General Manager, North America:
“We are proud to have been chosen by the local Port Authority in Texas to play a key role in enhancing the security of critical ports-of-entry into the U.S. When it comes to mission-critical projects, RADWIN wireless systems are the preferred choice of Police, Emergency, Government and Security bodies because they meet the most stringent technical and security requirements. RADWIN 5000 PtMP deliver crystalline image quality to enable real-time monitoring and fast response to unfolding events.”
Israel in Texas: In the true essence of partnership, a Texas consulting firm was tasked to find the very best solution for securing the Port of Houston, and the best choice was an Israeli Company.