Cradlepoint , a global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions , has announced that Transdev Sydney Ferries ( Transdev ) has successfully completed a trial using Cradlepoint 5G in-vehicle solutions , managed by Cradlepoint managed service partner , Australian Sentinel .
CCTV and Help Point data was downloaded from vessels to the Operations Control Office while also providing primary connectivity for public announcement , passenger information display and corporate Wi-Fi . Funding for the project was awarded to Australian Sentinel and Transdev as part of the Australian Government ’ s 5G Innovation Initiative grant .
Using 5G provides greater bandwidth to support connectivity requirements on modern vessels . As part of a wider Transdev program to fit-out vessels , wharves and offices with refreshed , modern
Information Technology , Transdev deployed Cradlepoint R1900 5G Ruggedized Routers on board vessels and at wharves , to deliver reliable IP video monitoring and emergency help point services , which operate throughout Sydney Harbor .
“ There were two key elements of this technology that we were extremely impressed with – the 5G connection to the vessel CCTV systems , which enabled almost real-time footage review ; and the speed at which we were able to get the connection live ,” said Loretta Lynch , Managing Director of Transdev Sydney Ferries .
“ Our newest fleet , the River Class produces up to 330GB of CCTV per day . That ’ s the equivalent of 100 Netflix movies ,” said Eric Cannell , General Manager Finance and Commercial , Transdev Sydney Ferries . “ And yet our investigation team is now able to download hours of CCTV footage in minutes , which is significantly faster than what we could get with 4G .”