A primer on wireless network topologies for video surveillance

Reviewing the pros and cons of mesh, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint technologies

P2P systems can provide the backhaul for wireless mesh and P2MP networks, P2MP and wireless mesh networks can be deployed together to provide a balance of video backhaul and Wi-Fi connectivity, or all three can be utilized for a complete end-to-end wireless network. The important thing is to utilize whichever technology is best for your particular deployment.

About the author: Robb Henshaw, is director of marketing and communications for Proxim Wireless, a Silicon Valley-based developer of wireless radios and transceivers that are for business and municipal networking and often for campus-style and municipal video surveillance.

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