World Famous Ski Resort Upgrades Wireless Solutions
One of the largest ski resorts in the world and a prime venue for concerts and music festivals, Vail, Colorado, has almost 2 million visitors a year. With so many people, it is imperative to have security, capacity-rich Wi-Fi, and environmental aesthetics, particularly with this challenging geography. The town’s underground fiber optics connect the town buildings, facilities and surveillance cameras, and Ruckus Wireless access points deliver advanced, high-speed free Internet.
Aspen Wireless Technologies sought a wireless solution to extend the reach of the municipal fiber network, as in many locations terrain challenges made fiber laying a physical impossibility. The solution needed to provide copious amounts of bandwidth without congesting the Wi-Fi service: Siklu’s mmWave radios were chosen to deliver interference-free Gbps to futureproof Wi-Fi and CCTV services, and enable speedy and foolproof recovery.
The town was also looking to add new megapixel video cameras and to upgrade analog surveillance cameras to IP technology. With its diminished latency, and interference-free Gigabit capacity, Siklu backhauled the selected cameras; SurroundVideo®, cutting edge, multi-sensor panoramic cameras from Arecont Vision, and HD megapixel dome cameras from Axis Communications, to provide high resolution video surveillance. Aspen Wireless integrated the new cameras with Milestone’s XProtect® Expert version VMS to create a reliable surveillance network ready to handle today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.