Wake County makes use of new public-safety band

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, December 8, 2005

RALEIGH, N.C.--Three major public venues here--the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, NC State's Carter-Finly Stadium, and the Royal Bank of Canada Center--are the first to employ Motorola's 4.9 GHz MOTOMESH network, which sends video surveillance directly to Wake County public safety headquarters and patrolling police officers. The system transmits live video feeds over the 4.9 GHz public safety band, which was recently licensed by the Federal Communications Commission for use by first-responders. The newly licensed frequency provides added security and protection from interference that can occur on wireless systems that operate on the unlicensed spectrum. The cameras transmitting the feed can even be remotely panned, zoomed, and refocused by police hand-held devices.
The press release from Motorola also said the company is working on at least a dozen other public safety applications in the United States.