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Israeli Siklu Signs Scottish Aberdeen Harbour

Ships in Aberdeen Harbour

Aberdeen Harbour, a major Scottish port and Europe’s principal marine support center for the energy sector in the North Sea and Atlantic Margin, has picked Israeli firm Siklu’s high-capacity backhaul for its security solutions.

Now that Scotland is set to remain a part of the United Kingdom it will be easier for Israeli firms to continue to do business there since they won’t need to deal with an entirely new bureaucracy, taxes and regulations.

The next generation security network is used to carry segregated traffic from a number of sources, including streaming HD video images from the latest IP cameras. Siklu says that it was set up and deployed with no disruption to harbor operations.

Siklu is a producer of wave systems that delivers Gigabit capacity millimeter wave wireless backhaul solutions operating in the 60, 70 and 80 GHz bands, ideal for dense, capacity-hungry urban broadband networks.

Its wireless technology proved to be much more cost effective for the port and easier to install than long sets of cables, which is why Siklu was chosen.

Aberdeen Harbour is the center of activity for the offshore oil and gas industry’s marine support operations in northwest Europe, and handles around five million tons of cargo a year. The creation of the new Torry Marine Base there meant the harbor board needed to deploy an integrated security solution, including IP HD CCTV and pedestrian and vehicular access control solutions. This required secure, interference-free and high-capacity backhaul connecting the new base to the existing IT fiber network infrastructure.

“We’re extremely pleased with the performance of the new high capacity wireless backhaul network, complementing the new integrated security solution we deployed, ” said Liam Mowat, Technical Director for Scottish Communications Group, which manages the Aberdeen Harbour communications. “Operation is extremely reliable and the support and backup provided by the team at Purdicom throughout was exceptional.”

“Today’s security networks require delivery of hundreds of real-time, full-motion HD video streams. Siklu’s ultra-high capacity is the perfect fit to deliver those streams, ” explained Andrew Westerman, Sales Director, Western Europe, at Siklu. “We’re happy to contribute to expanded security at Aberdeen Harbour.”

Siklu will conduct a live webinar on 25 September covering the benefits of using millimeter waves for CCTV wireless connectivity, as well as for Connected Cities. Register now.

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