Networks announced that the City of Brescia, Italy, is providing Wi-Fi coverage
with the Aruba AirMesh outdoor portfolio of products.
AirMesh network enables Internet hot-spot connectivity, video surveillance on
public transportation, Intranet access for city employees and visitor volume
tracking. The network was designed and deployed by Lais Brescia, an Aruba Gold
needed a proven multiservice mesh solution with minimal infrastructure and
cabling needs, high performance for video over multiple hops and low visual
impact,” said Massimo Bianchini, City of Brescia Supervisor of Technological
municipality’s criteria for the solution selection were product reliability,
high bandwidth availability and manageability and a strong focus on aesthetic
design. The city of 197,000 people is host to historically and architecturally
significant buildings and monuments and the new system needed to be powerful
and flexible, with sufficient capacity and reach to be deployed pervasively
without drawing attention.
municipality chose Aruba AirMesh 802.11n MSR-2000 mesh routers for ubiquitous
Wi-Fi access throughout the historical center of Brescia. The low-profile
AirMesh routers were installed on existing municipality infrastructure (traffic
lights, LED panels and parking lots) to create a wireless mesh infrastructure,
alleviating the need to run cabling to each device.
Aruba AirMesh portfolio of products features an intelligent multi-radio design,
with dual- and quad-radio 802.11n MIMO platforms, enabling massive capacity,
interference mitigation and sustained throughput over multiple network hops.
Aruba MeshOS, with Adaptive Wireless Routing (AWR), provides RF-aware, Layer-3
network intelligence to optimize traffic flow, reduce latency and ensure
Video Transport (AVT) optimizes and prioritizes video traffic, significantly
improving video quality by reducing packet loss and jitter. AVT can identify
video frames at 30 fps, a critical capability in delivery of HD-quality video
over multiple hops. Aruba’s MobileMatrix technology enables reliable roaming
between mesh routers in less than 50 milliseconds.
cities like Brescia are realizing the potential of Wi-Fi, not only for hotspots
and video surveillance, but toward enhancing their residents’ and visitors’
quality of experience,” said Greg Murphy, vice president and general manager of
outdoor mesh networking for Aruba.