We had a recent install in a downtown area where the following conditions were factors in the decision to use Siklu:
1. 2 Axis Q3709 (there are 3 4K sensors in each camera) producing a total bandwidth of about 75Mbps per pole
2. 3-5 poles per ring totaling 225 - 375 Mbps
3. City Downtown where aesthetics are important (6"x6" radios)
4. Downtown city causing potential interference
5. Many links in very close proximity to others links (channel selection was important)
Siklu was a unique product that was perfectly suited for this install. Multiple hops (each with cameras), high bandwidth requirements, and ERPS for redundancy in the links. With the newer cameras coming out that require more and more bandwidth a product that is out of the common bands with such a high throughput and small form factor has its place.
We have had nothing but a great experience with their product.
Agreed, can the codecs keep up with the megapixels? It seems as if those two are always in a race... files get larger, compression gets more efficient. I believe the processor in the Axis Q3709 is manufactured by Amberella, this has shunted their ability to use their new zipstream technology, and in turn made the stream size significant.