Firetide introduces public safety tri-band mesh and access infrastructure

2.4, 4.9, 5 GHz capability across entire product line delivers unprecedented flexibility and control to public safety, commercial security and municipal users

"Firetide continues to respond quickly and effectively to the increasing demands of public safety agencies, and our lead in this market validates that we are delivering the right solutions to these customers," said Bo Larsson, chief executive officer, Firetide. "The new tri-band capability across our entire product line now enables law enforcement to redirect all available bandwidth to public safety communications, a critical need in emergency situations. It is also key to successful metro-wide deployments, enabling municipalities to expand the capabilities of public safety video surveillance networks by adding access for the mobile workforce."

The Firetide product portfolio now includes:

• Tri-band HotPort mesh infrastructure that operates as a distributed virtual switch with full routing within the wireless mesh network

• Tri-band HotPoint access points and HotClient CPE with service provider features for extended reach Wi-Fi access over a wireless or wired backhaul network

• HotView Pro end-to-end network management
• HotView Controller mobility platform providing seamless client and infrastructure mobility across networks

The Firetide tri-band HotPoint access points and HotClient CPEs will begin shipping on May 7, 2008. The U.S. list prices for HotPoint access points are $695 for indoor and $995 for outdoor. The U.S. list prices for the HotClient CPE are $295 for indoor and $595 for outdoor.

Firetide is the leading provider of wireless mesh and access networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data for municipal, public safety, and enterprise applications. Firetide HotPort mesh nodes, HotPoint access points, HotClient CPEs, HotView Controller, and HotView Pro network management platform provide a reliable high performance wireless infrastructure and access solution for video surveillance, Internet access, public safety networks and temporary networks wherever rapid deployment, mobility and ease of installation are required. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., Firetide is a privately held company with worldwide product distribution.