U.S. Coast Guard deploys Motorola's wi4 Fixed PTP 400 series
ARLINGTON HTS., Ill., Dec. 19 -- Motorola, Inc.'s (NYSE: MOT) MOTOwi4(TM) fixed solutions are being used by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to provide vital links for communications systems that help protect the U.S. border. The USCG now uses the Motorola PTP 400 Series to provide secure, reliable connections for Project Hawkeye in the Port of Miami, one of the country's busiest seaports.
The USCG's Project Hawkeye sensors and long-range cameras with infrared
capabilities act as eyes on the coast to prevent threats by sea in support of
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The USCG deployed the Motorola
Point-to-Point Wireless Ethernet 400 Series Bridges over 23 miles of the south
Florida coastline to interconnect Hawkeye's entire network of sensors,
cameras, RADAR and vessel identification equipment to the USCG central command
center as well as to other ancillary port watch locations. General Dynamics
is the Motorola Point-to-Point reseller responsible for the installation and
maintenance of the USCG Project Hawkeye deployment at the Port of Miami.
The Motorola-enabled wireless network provides dependable real-time data
access for the USCG, including links over water, helping to maintain security
for the Port of Miami. Due to the success in Miami, the USCG will standardize
on Motorola MOTOwi4 solutions. There are now plans to implement wireless
networks at five other Project Hawkeye locations throughout the U.S.
"We needed a solution that could provide us with high bandwidth without
compromising reliability," said Lt. Rhett Rothberg of the USCG. "For Hawkeye
to be successful, our system must maintain Maritime Domain Awareness at all
times using real-time data. Because of the performance and security that
Motorola's PTP 400 gives us, we can keep a sharper, more watchful eye over the
Port of Miami, even in highly congested paths," added Lt. Rothberg.
"The Port of Miami has unusually high levels of interference," said Phil
Bolt, general manager of Motorola's Point-to-Point Wireless Solutions Group at
Motorola's Networks & Enterprise. "The inherent spatial diversity, ability to
manage in high interference environments and overall spectrum management of
the Motorola PTP 400 Series sets us apart. Motorola is committed to helping
maintain homeland security by offering the high-performance, fixed wireless
solutions required to solve these complex issues."
Motorola connections in some of the nation's most challenging environments and helps to
build enhanced wireless broadband networks that are both cost-effective and
scalable. Motorola PTP Ethernet bridges are part of Motorola's MOTOwi4
portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that create,
complement and complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all
spaces, the MOTOwi4 portfolio includes Fixed, Mesh, Broadband over Powerline,
and WiMAX solutions for private and public networks.
For more information on Motorola's wi4 Fixed PTP wireless solutions,
please visit: www.motorola.com/ptp .
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