Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that its GT863 HSPA+ terminal is being used to handle high-speed mobile data connections from about 1,300 buses to the Winter Games security and surveillance service centre in Sochi, Russia.
The buses are an integral part of the infrastructure in place to support athletes and visitors at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the high-speed data link makes it possible for live video to be streamed from the buses to the Games’ security apparatus.
The Intelligent Transportation Systems: ITS-City project, involved several large companies including a systems integrator responsible for adding the camera systems to the buses. Top coordination was the job of NIS-GLONASS also in charge of Moscow’s very large ITS-City and many other GLONASS projects throughout Russia.
The GT863-3GE used in the project is an advanced high-speed mobile data terminal. It is based on the HE910 EUD tri-band UMTS/HSPA+ 850/900/2100MHz module, and a member of Telit’s flagship xE910 module family delivering 3G radio access technology in the company’s 28.2 x 28.2 x 2.2 mm family form factor.
The Telit xE910 Unified Form Factor Family is comprised of 2G, 3G, and 4G, 3GPP and 3GPP2 products sharing a common form factor as well as electrical and programming interfaces allowing developers to implement a "design once, use anywhere" strategy.
"The Sochi Bus video surveillance system application for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games shows again the growing presence of M2M technology and its unbound benefits to business and society. In this case specifically we see a clear demonstration of its value to public safety and personal security," said Felix Marchal, chief product officer at Telit Wireless Solutions.
“This exceptional and easy-to-use Python-capable terminal will continue accelerating our global engagement with vertical application areas requiring quick turn-around and extremely reliable solutions such as this one represents.”