Scottsdale, Arizona sets up wireless mesh network to relieve traffic congestion

Scottsdale’s New Intelligent Transportation System (including a wireless mesh network) gives operators hands-on control over traffic dynamics and dramatically lowers the city’s operating costs, paying for itself within four years. Scottsdale, Arizona has deployed a wireless mesh network as part of its “intelligent transportation system” (ITS) to deal with traffic problems in the city. The […]

Radical use of WiFi: monitoring flood levels, telemetry for flood forecasting

Since floods and water levels have been in the news lately as a result of the fierce storm that hit the East Coast of the United States, it’s time to look for outstanding examples of how to use good old Wi-Fi technology to help us deal better with the terrible fury of Nature and to […]

Libraries in Busan City, Korea go Wi-Fi

The Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library has completed the installation of Korea’s first multi-library wireless LAN using 802.11n access points from Firetide. The initial phase of the project encompasses 14 Busan City Libraries. The Firetide wireless LAN in each library is designed to enrich library users’ experience by providing high-speed Internet access in and around […]

Victorville deploys wireless mesh network for SCADA system upgrade

Victorville Water District (California) has upgraded their SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system and installed Firetide’s HotPort® wireless mesh network for communications between various sites. At present there are 15 sites and the district plans to add 45 more sites. The sites include various wells, booster pump stations, storage tanks, and treatment plants which are now […]

Houston, Texas deploys wireless mesh network for public safety

The city of Houston has deployed a wireless mesh network as part of a Homeland Security-funded initiative to improve public safety in the downtown area. The network is a communications foundation that connects IP video cameras, located at 134 traffic intersections, allowing first responders in Houston to centrally monitor activity in the downtown area from […]