Fluidmesh 2200 Communications System Designed for Public Safety

Boston, February 2007 – Fluidmesh Networks will present the advantages and the characteristics of the new 4.9 GHz version of the Fluidmesh 2200 in conjunction with the 2007 edition of ISC West - Las Vegas from March 28th to March 30th, booth # 15148.

The U.S. Government issued rules to make the 4.9 GHz band usable only for public-safety and homeland security applications. This dedicated spectrum should be employed by municipalities and public safety agencies for the creation of temporary or permanent public safety networks. Public safety agencies are confident that this dedicated band can take advantage of the less crowded 4.9 GHz segment of the RF spectrum allowing more reliable transmissions.

The Fluidmesh 2200 series employs two radios, operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz range simultaneously. Fluidmesh Networks recently released a software upgrade which allows the system to operate at 4.9 GHz as well, without any hardware change. The 4.9 GHz version of the Fluidmesh 2200 will become the product of choice for every public-safety application in the U.S.

"Thanks to our innovative software radio technology, we have been able to develop a 4.9 GHz product requiring no hardware change – says Andrea Orioli, Fluidmesh Networks Marketing Director – Employing the 4.9 GHz band is a great opportunity for municipal video applications that will take advantages of the inteference-free spctrum at 4.9 GHz."

Fluidmesh Networks will exhibit at the 2007 edition of ISC West in Las Vegas (booth # 15148) where, in addition to the new 4.9 version of the Fluidmesh 2200, will show a preview of the new Fluidmesh 1100, available in the third quarter 2007.

Fluidmesh 2200 innovative "intelligent" transmission capabilities are not present in any traditional Wi-Fi or HiperLAN devices. Based on advanced mesh networking algorithms, Fluidmesh technology is able to optimize the transmission through the optimal path, performing "intelligent" routing of packets in real time. Fluidmesh 2200 is the first wireless mesh product specifically designed for video-surveillance applications and it stands apart from any competing wireless device thanks to several advanced capabilities related to video-streaming.

Several public-safety applications are now using Fluidmesh technology because of its reliability and its flexibility. A new Fluidmesh unit can be easily added to the network with no need for changing the configuration of the rest of the system. The routing protocol detects the new node automatically without requiring any human intervention. These advantages make Fluidmesh 2200 the product of choice for mobile, temporary or nomadic video-surveillance and enable several innovative applications for video control.

More information: www.fluidmesh.com

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