Motorola’s Wireless Broadband Solution Helps Indianapolis Neighborhood Bridge the Digital Divide
Wireless mesh wide area networks and point-to-multipoint solutions deliver Internet access to the Martindale-Brightwood community
“For several years, I’ve had a vision of providing the less fortunate with affordable Internet access to help level their playing field, especially when it comes to education,” said
During the first phase of the deployment, Motorola and ERS Data Solutions provided mesh outdoor wireless broadband and point-to-multipoint equipment as well as network design and management tools to support the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” project in Martindale-Brightwood. Covering an area of one-half of a square mile, it was designed to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity to over a thousand volunteers and builders working on the show, providing reliable access to business applications and allowing them to quickly download and upload multimedia content to the Web. At the same time, the high-bandwidth, ubiquitous coverage made available with Motorola’s solution enabled
“Based on our experience in deploying outdoor wireless broadband solutions in urban areas, the highly compressed timing for this project and the high availability requirements, we immediately recommended a solution from Motorola,” said
The high-speed wireless broadband network deployed by ERS Data Solutions combines Motorola’s Duo (4300 series) mesh nodes and PMP 400 Series point-to-multipoint solution to provide robust and secure connectivity across the entire coverage area. The Mesh Duo nodes leverage Motorola’s field proven MeshConnex(TM) routing engine, creating a highly reliable self-forming, self-healing wireless broadband network, while the point-to-multipoint (PMP) wireless access solution handles the distribution of data traffic from the mesh nodes. ERS Data Solutions used Motorola’s One Point Wireless Suite to design, deploy, manage and optimize the network. The One Point MeshPlanner ensured quick deployment with maximum performance throughout the coverage area. The network is managed by Motorola’s One Point Wireless Manager 2.0, a powerful network management solution that lets IT administrators visualize the network via an embedded Google map environment, offering them a single point of control and the ability to monitor the health of the network while being able to quickly identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues. In fact, this capability already proved its worth right away when one of the access nodes experienced power interruption. While the mesh network re-routed traffic from the downed site to prevent a full outage ERS Data Solutions was able to quickly identify the issue and take appropriate steps to fix it just as the calls from customers who experienced connectivity problems began.
“Motorola’s wireless broadband solutions power high-speed networks in hundreds of municipalities across
Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless broadband solutions designed to deliver reliable and secure connectivity to communities — from small villages and townships to larger cities and municipalities. Leveraging Motorola’s experience and expertise in working with wireless Internet service providers to deliver wireless communications solutions that help communities become better connected, this innovative portfolio includes fixed point-to-multipoint, point-to-point and mesh solutions. With time-proven resiliency, security and performance equal to or greater than that of a wired network, Motorola’s solutions substantially reduce network deployment and maintenance costs, and ensure the availability of cost-effective wireless broadband connectivity when and where it is needed.
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The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 6th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by
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