The high bandwidth of the 5G solution means that when streaming footage of CCTV in real-time , the images are clear and accurate . Compared to 4G , the reliability and stability of the 5G solution has greatly reduced the effort and repeated attempts to get visibility and access to all the data , and the new solution was up and running within days .
Australian Sentinel provides a managed service to Transdev , using NetCloud Manager to ensure network endpoints stay connected , protected , always-on , available and continuously up-to-date with router and modem software .
Loretta Lynch , Managing Director of Transdev Sydney Ferries
What is the major benefit of the ability to review almost real-time footage from the CCTV systems ?
Safety is key to Transdev Sydney Ferries . The ability to maintain continuous connectivity to our vessels irrespective of rugged conditions and monitor super clear CCTV footage in real time means we can best protect the safety and security of our customers , our people and our assets .
“ This project is a great demonstration of what can be achieved using 5G wireless connectivity and culturally aligned organizations , who focused on accelerating technology adoption and maximizing benefits ,” said Tim Crouch , Managing Director , Australian Sentinel . “ One key benefit that we ’ ve identified is that 5G is more reliable when comparing with that of 4G and we have not seen 5G black spots on the strategically important routes traveled by the vessels .”
Given the ocean-based application , the project required a rugged solution that could withstand heat , cold , salt and motion , with a durable , metal form factor . The Cradlepoint 5G R1900 router is optimized for in-vehicle networks and offers superior ruggedness , performance , security , connectivity and utility in a purpose-built , compact design .
Using location-based services within NetCloud Manager , admins can easily track and trace vessel locations and routes in real-time and determine LTE and 5G cellular coverage over a traveled area . Additionally , NetCloud Manager offers pre-built connectors that share location data with popular fleet management solutions , providing more flexibility to customers than a onesize-fits-all approach .
“ The applications of 5G connectivity are endless – whether it ’ s in moving vehicles , in IoT devices or for Artificial Intelligence ,” said Nathan McGregor , Senior Vice President , Cradlepoint Asia Pacific .
“ The work that Australian Sentinel is doing with Transdev is an example of the huge impact that 5G connectivity can have on an organization ’ s operations . The Australian Government invested in this very worthwhile grant initiative and Cradlepoint commends grant recipients for their innovative applications and executions of 5G trials .”
We asked further questions about the project to find out more .
In an ordinary year ( ie pre-COVID ) our 500-plus maritime employees carry over 15 million customers with tourists ordinarily making up around 40 % of customers . As a result at any one time we need to be able to track and trace where vessels are located in order to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew traveling on our vessels .
Under its contract commitments with Transport for New South Wales ( TfNSW ), Transdev must provide highavailability CCTV and Emergency Help Point services .
For new vessels , there is also a requirement for a greater number of CCTV cameras onboard , in addition to providing real-time viewing access to CCTV for authorized personnel and NSW Police .
5G technology better enables this functionality through higher bandwidth and lower latency networks .
What are the benefits of being able to easily track and trace vessel locations and routes in real-time using location-based services within NetCloud Manager ?
In an ordinary year ( pre-COVID ) our 500-plus maritime employees carry over 15 million customers , with tourists ordinarily making up around 40 % of customers . As a result , at any one time we need to be able to track and trace where vessels are in order to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew traveling on our vessels .
Why was the speed at which you were able to get the connection live so important to your organization ?
Transdev Sydney Ferries is in the final stages of transitioning legacy microwave technologies to fibre connectivity to all wharves . The 5G solution was rapidly deployed to priority locations that were delayed due to unforeseen issues such as marine
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