When it comes to public safety, real-time communication facilitated by uninterrupted cellular networks is always of high significance. So was it at Singapore’s largest-ever National Day Parade. In that festive summer, Peplink’s wireless technology and link aggregation routers were utilized to ensure the smooth conduct of the event and the safety of all participants.
The challenge of having video surveillance in such a large event is twofold: First, fixed-location CCTVs will inevitably leave blind spots and obstructed line of sight. To cover every corner of the venue, the public safety agency planned to mount surveillance cameras on mobile scooters to provide an on-the-ground, real-time live stream of the event. The data is streamed to a mobile command center via mobile connectivity. But to ensure the live surveillance footage to the core command group is constant and uninterrupted, the cellular bandwidth must also be able to withstand heavy network congestion during peak crowds during the national event.
Peplink’s SpeedFusion, a bandwidth bonding wireless technology, and its portfolio of link aggregation routers proved to be the ultimate solution for the event. The setup involves this: a high throughput Balance 2500 (Peplink’s campus grade enterprise router) at the core command group, an HD2 or HD4 (Peplink’s high-performance mobile enterprise router) at each public safety agency, and a MAX BR1 series compact mobile router deployed on each mobile scooter.
Once these devices were ready, SpeedFusion technology came in handy. SpeedFusion tunnels were created between the routers on scooters and those at the fixed sites, and unbreakable cellular networks were formed. Within these virtual tunnels, Bandwidth Bonding took effect. Bandwidth Bonding is one of the highlights of SpeedFusion technology, bringing high bandwidth for smooth, stable, and fast transfer of a large amount of data, for example, the real-time surveillance footage.
Thanks to Peplink’s wireless technology and link aggregation routers, the core command group could stream real-time HD footage via cellular networks with high bandwidth and made prompt decisions. Those public safety agencies were also able to keep an eye on the event venue via simultaneous access to the feed. What’s more, the moving surveillance cameras and routers helped reduce the fixed CCTVs deployed, saving the organizer at least 50% in cost.