AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 69

Volume 6 A Kinetic Mesh network’s mobility means that nodes can be placed in police, fire and emergency vehicles as well as in static locations, and the network travels with the vehicles. For example, three vehicles driving down a road with nodes in them are all connected to each other as well as to any nodes on poles, drones flying overhead, etc., and all work in concert. If another vehicle with a node joins, the network adjusts immediately and that vehicle is then connected. During emergency operations, any vehicle with a node in it can be the first on the scene and act as the first broadcast point for all other emergency personnel and vehicles arriving; a wireless network that runs point to point would require getting the vehicle with the access point to the scene first. This mobility also allows a faster response time as well as proactive intervention. In the case of a flood or widespread fire, even if multiple utility poles with nodes attached go down, the network reroutes and stays up. Security Video Applications Many municipalities are eager to improve the quality and quantity of their security video, but budgetary constraints cripple efforts to upgrade control rooms and add infrastructure such as cameras. Kinetic Mesh facilitates distributed video processing by supporting HD video processing at the network edge. Surveillance cameras plug into a node that has powerful computer processing power as well as a terabyte of solid state memory. High-definition video from the camera is stored in the wireless node on the utility pole and can be accessed directly from a Web browser without additional processing, enabling control room functionality from anywhere. Nodes can also be added to police cars with dashboard cameras and as the cars move around town, that video joins the data stream. Cities do not necessarily need to have a lot of money in the budget to start implementation; they can start with just a few assets, being strategic about where they place them, and add more over time July-Aug 2016 Edition – and Kinetic Mesh’s scalability means that any number of cameras can be added at any time, improving the network without any reconfiguration. This is helpful to city planners, who often need to think years into the future when retrofitting or adding new infrastructure. There is also a public service element to having cameras on a Kinetic Mesh network, as the cameras can be us •™½Θ™ΥΉΡ₯½ΉΜ±₯­”‘•Ρ•Ρ₯Ήœ•΅ΑΡδ)Α…Ι­₯ΉœΝΑ…•Μ₯ΈΙ•…°Ρ₯΅”Έ)!…Ω₯ΉœΡ‘”…΅•Ι…́½ΈΡ‘”-₯Ή•Ρ₯Œ5•Ν Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬)…±ΝΌ…Έ…ΝΝ₯ΝЁ₯Έ±•…°ΑΙ½••‘₯ΉΜΈ™Ρ•Θ…Έ₯Ή₯‘•ΉΠ°½…Ν₯½Ή…±±δ„Α½±₯”½™™₯•ΘΡ…­•ΜΡ‘”Ν•ΥΙ₯ΡδΩ₯‘•Ό½™˜„…΅•Ι„½Έ„Α½±”…ΉΝѽɕ́₯Ё₯Έ)„‘…ɐ‘Ι₯Ω”½Θ½Έ„‘•Ν­Ρ½ΐ½΅ΑΥΡ•ΘΈQ‘₯́…Έ)₯ΉΡ•Ι™•Ι”έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”‘…₯Έ½˜•Ω₯‘•Ή”₯Έ„½ΥΙЁ…Ν”°)…́₯Ё½Υ±‰”…ɝՕΡ‘…Ёё”Ω₯‘•Όέ…́х΅Α•Ι•)έ₯Ρ …Ёͽ΅”Α½₯ΉΠ‰•Ρέ••Έ½΅₯Ήœ½™˜Ρ‘”Α½±”…Ή)…ΙΙ₯Ω₯Ήœ₯Έ½ΥΙΠΈ)Y₯‘•Ό½Έ„-₯Ή•Ρ₯Œ5•Ν Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬½΅•Μέ₯Ρ ΙεΑΡ½Ι…Α‘₯Œ…ΝΝΥΙ…Ή”Ρ‘…Ё‘…Ρ„™±½έ₯ΉœΡ‘ɽ՝ Ρ‘”)Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬‘…́Ή½Π‰••ΈΡ…΅Α•Ι•έ₯Ρ °έ‘₯ …Έ)‘•±ΐ½ΥΙЁ…͕́‰δΑΙ½Ω₯ΉœΡ‘”Ω₯‘•Ό₯́…ΥΙ…Ρ”Έ)Q‘”έ₯Ι•±•Ν́Ή½‘•Μ‘…Ω”Ρ‘”Ρ•‘Ή₯…°…Α…₯Ρδ)ΡΌ…±±½ά₯΅Α±•΅•ΉΡ…Ρ₯½Έ½˜…Ή₯±±…ΙδΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ…™•Ρδ)™•…ΡΥɕ́ΝՍ …́±₯•ΉΝ”Α±…Ρ”½Θ™…₯…°Ι•½Ή₯Ρ₯½Έ)Ν½™Ρέ…Ι”ΈQ‘”Ν½™Ρέ…Ι”½Υ±‰”•΅‰•‘‘•₯ΉΡΌ)Ρ‘”έ₯Ι•±•Ν́Ή½‘”₯ΡΝ•±˜…ΉΙΥΈ½ΈΡ‘”Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬Έ)Q‘”Ρ•Ι…‰εΡ”½˜ΝΡ½Ι…”₯Έ•… Ή½‘”έ½Υ±…±±½ά)™½ΘΡ‘•Ν”…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜ…́ݕ±°…Μ€Μΐ‘…έ½˜‘₯‘‘•™₯Ή₯Ρ₯½ΈΩ₯‘•ΌΝΡ½Ι…”Έ) …Ν”₯ΈA½₯ΉΠθ5•‘₯„°A„Έ)5•‘₯„°A„Έ°₯ΉΝΡ…±±•„Ν₯ࡍ…΅•Ι„Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬ΙΥΉΉ₯Ήœ)½ΈI…©…ΉΣŠé-₯Ή•Ρ₯Œ5•Ν έ₯Ι•±•Ν́Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬₯Έ=Ρ½‰•Θ€ΘΐΔΠΈ5•‘₯„‘…́‰Υ‘•Π‘…±±•Ή•Μ±₯­”΅…Ήδ)Ν΅…±°Ρ½έΉΜ°…ΉΡ‘”Ν…±…‰₯±₯Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘”-₯Ή•Ρ₯Œ5•Ν )Ή•Ρέ½Ι¬…Ήέ₯Ι•±•Ν́Ή½‘•Μ΅•…ΉΠ₯Ё½Υ±ΝΡΙ…Ρ•₯…±±δ₯΅Α±•΅•ΉΠΩ₯‘•Ό…ΝΝ•Ρ́₯Έ„™•ά­•δ…Ι•…ΜΈ)Q‘”Ν₯ࡍ…΅•Ι„₯ΉΝΡ…±±…Ρ₯½Έ…±±½έ́Ω₯‘•ΌΝΥΙΩ•₯±±…Ή”…Ή…±ΝΌ…Ρ́…́„Α½±₯”™½Ι”΅Υ±Ρ₯Α±₯•Θ)™½ΘΡ‘”‰½Ι½Υ μΑ½±₯”½™™₯•Ί…ΉΉ½Π‰”•Ω•ΙδΨδ((0