SAVANNAH, GA WINS INFOWORLD 100 INNOVATIONS AWARD 2007 FOR ITS PUBLIC SAFETY MUNI WI-FI SYSTEM USING TROPOS NETWORKS
SAN FRANCISCO - CA, November 12, 2007 -- IDG'S InfoWorld today announced that the City of Savannah, Georgia's IT Department is the winner of an InfoWorld 100 Award 2007 for its innovative public safety muni-Wi-Fi system in the government category.
Seeking to provide streaming surveillance video to desktops at headquarters and to mobile police officers in an effort to enhance public safety, the City of Savannah rolled out a metro-mesh Wi-Fi network, mounting Tropos MetroMesh routers on traffic and street lights and deploying single-axis cameras throughout the city. Pan-tilt-zoom cameras enable officials to zoom in on incidents, while fixed cameras monitor traffic flows and provide surveillance of critical infrastructure and potential problem sites such as convenience stores.
"We are pleased to receive the award for our surveillance and security system which is giving our police 'eyes in the sky' and providing greater security for the City of Savannah," said Brad Goodman, network manager for the City.
"Public safety is the first of many applications for the City. Our goal is to be a completely connected City, with wireless connectivity citywide so that all of our workers can do in the field what they can do at their desks. This will enable greater worker productivity and efficiencies and, as a result, the customer satisfaction of our community," continued Goodman. "Future applications include arming municipal workers and building inspectors with handheld mobile devices in the field to automate paper processing, automatic meter reading for water and other utilities, vehicle tracking, to name a few."
The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. To be considered, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, and must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Winners were formally announced on November 12th at InfoWorld.com.
"Whether ushering legacy systems into the agile era or revolutionizing how their companies leverage technology to meaningful ends, this year's winners are both inspiration and proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards," said InfoWorld Senior Editor Jason Snyder.
TroposŪ Networks is the market leader in delivering metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh network systems. Our systems have been selected to unwire more major league cities than all competitors combined and are installed in 30 countries. The patented Tropos MetroMesh™ architecture delivers the ultimate scalability, high capacity at low cost and great user experience demanded by carriers, municipalities and network users. Our unique expertise includes high-performance mesh software development, mesh RF engineering, metro-scale network planning, deployment and optimization, and navigating the municipal approval process. Tropos Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit www.tropos.com, call 408-331-6800 or write to email@example.com.
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About Savannah, Georgia
The City of Savannah, the "Hostess City of the South", is the oldest planned City in the world with the downtown area being the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Savannah is also noted for its St. Patrick's Day celebration, the second largest in the United States behind New York City. The Savannah Metropolitan area has an estimated population of 313,883 (2005 estimate), and includes three Georgia counties: Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham. Savannah's metropolitan population is ranked third among Georgia cities.
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