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New markets for mesh: It's for far more than city surveillance

February 19, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ten months ago an electrical substation near San Jose, Calif. came under attack from a group of snipers who remain anonymous and at large. Remarkably, the episode did not draw attention from the national media until Feb. 5, when the Wall Street Journal reported on the investigation.Among the myriad concerns that the attack generated: the U.S. government doesn't have an agency devoted primarily to protecting the nation's power grid.The nation's physical security industry has...

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New Firetide CEO sees mesh networks on the move

May 29, 2013Martha Entwistle

LOS GATOS, Calif.— Cisco veteran John McCool, who joined mesh network provider Firetide as its new CEO on May 20, says there's an increasing demand to take surveillance mobile.“If you think about it, video surveillance [has traditionally] ended on the curb,” McCool told Security Systems News. Cameras have been mounted in static locations on city streets and train platforms, but now there's a demand for that surveillance capability on moving vehicles such as municipal buses and trains....

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Cisco vet to head mesh network provider Firetide

May 20, 2013Martha Entwistle

Wireless mesh network provider Firetide today named John McCool as its CEO. McCool comes to Firetide from Cisco, where he worked for 17 years. Most recently he was CTO and SVP of Cisco's Global Enterprise Segment where he “led the “borderless networks initiative, which accounted for one-third of Cisco's $46 billion sales in 2012,” according to a statement from Firetide. “John understands how to build and scale a global business, and he brings a dynamic blend of management...

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