Fluidmesh Networks helps secure Super Bowl 48

Company's solutions used to support mobile surveillance units for big game


In addition to meeting surveillance needs and being fully mobile to be used where needed, as needed, the Fluidmesh-equipped MPS trailers also met a huge need in terms of filling the communication void that a packed MetLife stadium would be faced with. As Dunker points out, "Once MetLife stadium gets filled up, their dependence on cellular would have surely become an issue. The communication levels reduce to nothing because everyone uses their cell phones. So you have big events and communication goes down, and that wouldn't have met their needs for an effective command center for surveillance. So we maximized their communication capabilities by bringing in secondary communication links to reduce dependence on cellular."

"The New Jersey State Police contacted us because they needed mobile technologies and, from there, we worked up a system design and mobile systems," Dunker continues. "It's an overall rollout, so now that it is in place and implementing Fluidmesh connectivity where trailers are used, it will be much more efficient with a long term benefit. Our trailers and Fluidmesh technology are providing infrastructure and communication links to meet security and safety concerns and needs. It's about communication and video."

Configurations of the systems on these mobile trailers were being worked on well in advance of Super Bowl, so that the NJ Police could quickly and easily roll them out a few days before the events and get them up and running.

Cosimo Malesci, Fluidmesh co-founder and Vice President, adds that "We are very proud and privileged to have played a part in ensuring the security and safety of so many thousands of people at this major sporting event. It is great to see our technology deployed at the most important sport event in North America where network performance and reliability are a priority. This is exactly what our wireless networks are designed and engineered for and we consider ourselves very fortunate to partner with Mobile Pro Systems to make this happen. The added bonus for New Jersey is that these mobile trailers are now available and easily set up for use at other events and security applications wherever and whenever needed, so they don't have to reinvent the wheel. Everything is already in place and literally, ready to go!"

As Dunker points out, everyone needs to protect the gateways to their network. "Getting the cellular to work around these challenges, working with commercial entities in the area, determining lines of site and making it all mobile, allowed us to get everything back to the stadium with multiple modes of connectivity. That's the beauty of this - our  Hopbox  is a power box on wheels that you can roll out as needed. It has various wireless and connectivity capabilities so it can tie into cameras and audio and deliver whatever is needed at each spot it is needed at. And, the battery lasts up to four days before it needs charging."

Regardless of which team you rooted for on Super Bowl Sunday, and whether your team reveled in the sweet beauty of victory or the agony of defeat - there's no doubt that Mobile Pro Systems and Fluidmesh Networks delivered a win, securing the safety of so many people who took part in this huge football phenomenon.Vince Lombardi would be proud!