Windhoek goes hi tech in bid to be Africa’s safest

6 January 2017

Computing

Windhoek City Police spokesperson Cillie Auala said its legacy network had been upgraded because “it did not meet our requirements”.

Radwin, a global broadband wireless provider, on Thursday said it had installed a state-of-the-art wireless video surveillance network for the Windhoek Police Department as part of Namibia’s vision to be the safest African country by 2020.

Radwin’s point-to-multipoint and point-to-point systems were installed in dozens of crime hot-spots throughout the city to transmit high-quality video from cameras directly to police headquarters, enabling on-the-spot detection and response.

Windhoek City Police spokesperson Cillie Auala said the legacy network had been upgraded because “it did not meet our requirements for high-capacity transmission and our safety and performance standards”.

“Now that we are using Radwin’s systems, we are getting highest video transmission quality with zero video pixilation and low jitter, which is vital for our mission-critical operations.”

Andre Delport, managing director of Rampoint Communications, said: “From our extensive experience, Radwin’s solutions operate in the toughest urban environments, overcoming interference and line-of-sight obstacles to deliver superior video performance.”

Peter Turvey, Radwin’s general manager for Africa, said: “With our wireless broadband solutions, the city’s police forces and first responders can monitor and address unfolding situations in real-time, and use high-definition video surveillance footage, enhancing the safety and security of citizens in Windhoek.”
Source: The Citizen