A solar-powered wireless surveillance system that beams video images from remote cameras back to a central server using Wi-Fi hit the market yesterday.
The system, dubbed SolaCam, has been jointly developed by wireless firms Proxim and Hutton Communications.
It combines Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 802.11-based point-to-multipoint wireless kit with IP video cameras, and receives all its power requirements through solar panels.
"Customers with remote or hard-to-access assets, such as oil and gas pipelines, bridges or rural properties, have not had an effective, economical solution for protecting those assets," said Ron Ryan, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Hutton, in a statement.
The SolaCam package includes a Tsunami MP.11 subscriber unit, a camera with weatherproof enclosure, a solar panel, enhanced battery system, charge controller, integrated lightning protection, an antenna and radio frequency cable.
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