City Wide Mesh RFP Reviewed

By Ben Wood, Published Mar 25, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Mesh wireless has a dubious reputation, with many stories of system failures and finger pointing between manufacturers, integrators and end users.

A Califonia city is actively looking for a new municipal surveillance system and is requesting a mesh network. In this article, we talked to the city police and examined the RFPs for the new setup to analyze its potential pros and cons.

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Comments (3)

Was the RFP system design done by a consultant or by the city?

John, that was a question that I asked them that they wouldn't answer. I'll follow up with them.

John, I followed up, but I still haven't received a response.

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