Harris County Sheriff’s Office, US

Public Safety | First Responders

Serving over 4 million citizens in Texas, Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is the US’s third largest Sheriff’s Office. They are also the first to test the government’s Public Safety private LTE network. HCSO takes on the challenge of implementing this Public Safety LTE as a part of their high speed network overhaul on their mobile command units.

“The Mobile Command Units have accomplished their mission with these upgrades and found a more efficient way to get the job done!”

-Sergeant Bryan Rudel, Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
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Challenge

Deploy high speed and reliable network for high definition media streaming and vital real-time information. Solution must be suitable for a mobile environment and installed within a mobile command unit.

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Solution

Previously, the Mobile Command Units had to rely on commercial 3G cellular connections, which was restrictively slow and presented many connectivity issues. The new network has multiple high speed broadband technologies in place such as Public Safety LTE, commercial LTE networks, microwave broadband and VSAT. A Peplink WAN Bonding router combines the bandwidth from all active connections with SpeedFusion, forming a fast reliable and secure connection between the command units and headquarters. The Peplink router also provides fail-safe connection redundancy – when one connection is lost, another will take over to ensure all equipment stays online.

#PowerOfPeplink in Action

Project set up in Harris County Texas got the attention of the BBC News Service.

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Results

For meeting this challenge, Harris County Sheriff’s Office has been bestowed the Technology Leadership Award For Large Communications Center by The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO). And we at Peplink are honored to be part of their solution.

Deployment

Peplink SD WAN Internet Bonding Technology SpeedFusion

SpeedFusion ™ Bandwidth Bonding

Peplink’s patented SpeedFusion technology powers enterprise VPNs that tap into the bandwidth of up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, and other links connected anywhere on your corporate or institutional WAN. Whether you’re transferring a few documents or driving real-time POS data, video feeds, and VoIP conversations, SpeedFusion pumps all your data down a single bonded data-pipe that’s budget-friendly, ultra-fast, and easily configurable to suit any networking environment.