Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner, is pleased to announce Rajant’s Peregrine LTE BreadCrumb has been Nominated to Compete in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
The Peregrine LTE is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning (ML).
This go-anywhere connectivity is ideally suited for first responder patrol vehicles and pop-up emergency command centers.
This BreadCrumb® radio offers multiple frequencies to avoid interference and network congestion.
Adding an LTE client to Rajant’s machine-to-machine enabling Kinetic Mesh® network brings connected mobility and mission-critical coverage anywhere that is high bandwidth and low latency for real-time intelligence exchange.
(See Rajant’s Newest BreadCrumbs Take Flight: Introducing the Peregrine and Hawk. Courtesy of Rajant Corporation and YouTube.)
While inherent interoperability challenges in our nation’s communication infrastructure have been a lingering issue for years, it was not until significant events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings that these problems really became magnified.
Marty Lamb, Senior Vice President of Technology Development at Rajant, took a retrospective look at the current state our communication infrastructure in his post “Mobile Dependence is Crippling Disaster Response.”
The key takeaway: Despite numerous government initiatives and investments to improve our communication infrastructure over the past decade, many of the same network availability and interoperability issues still exist today.
This, coupled with emergency responders’ overdependence on mobile devices and commercially available cellular technologies, begs the question — is our communication infrastructure in fact more vulnerable than it was pre-9/11?
While this notion certainly seems unimaginable, the bottom line is that stalled efforts by the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration to develop a nationwide public safety radio spectrum called First Net, along with shrinking municipal budgets, have made it substantially more difficult to ensure wireless connectivity for emergency responders in large-scale disaster response situations.
However, a number of innovative, forward-thinking U.S. cities are taking matters into their own hands by deploying reliable, cost-effective wireless technologies, like mesh networking, to help solve these issues.
(Because commercial wireless technologies are cheap and readily available, many emergency response agencies have become overly dependent on their availability to communicate in large-scale disasters. See how Rajant’s wireless solutions can help. Courtesy of Rajant Corporation and YouTube.)
Take for example, the City of Houston — one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, and acknowledged by Forbes and Kiplinger magazines as a “best city” for business and quality of life — has begun taking steps to remedy this problem.
In an effort to improve public safety, Houston officials set out to install a video surveillance system linked to a central command to enable faster dispatch of law enforcement and emergency response teams.
They quickly realized, however, that there were some significant technical and financial challenges to overcome.
While Department of Homeland security funding covered costs for project deployment and installation, finding a solution with limited recurring costs not covered by the grant was a high priority.
Installing fiber was initially considered, but the associated costs of installing a connected, IP video surveillance were well into millions of dollars.
Houston also evaluated more conventional wireless technologies like point-to-point, but was not able to reliably scale across multiple geographic locations with high-bandwidth connectivity.
In an effort to avoid these heavy up-front costs, the City eventually turned its attention to wireless mesh networking technologies. The cost/benefit analysis was immediately apparent with a savings of about 50 percent on just the installation costs alone.
Additionally, because wireless mesh allows for total ownership of the solution, the City was able to avoid the costly recurring fees associated with each location — minimizing any negative impact to City budgets and ultimately taxpayers.
By utilizing wireless mesh Houston was able to rapidly deploy a high broadband network of 134 cameras at 134 downtown intersections allowing first responders in Houston to centrally monitor activity in the downtown area from a command center 24/7.
With the ability to view live video feeds, it provides more virtual eyes on the streets and enables faster dispatch of officers where and when they are needed.
And since wireless mesh networks are not deployed over commercially available 4G wireless networks such as AT&T or Verizon, emergency response teams are better able to share critical intelligence, including voice, video and data applications in real-time.
With an increasing number of other U.S. cities, such as Dallas, New York City and Atlanta now successfully deploying wireless mesh technologies to address challenges in the public safety communication network, this technology is increasingly becoming the backbone of our nation’s smart “connected” cities.
The Rajant Peregrine LTE BreadCrumb® is Rajant’s latest quad transceiver industrial-grade, high-performance BreadCrumb.
The Peregrine LTE, which is interoperable with all Rajant BreadCrumb nodes, supports a maximum combined data rate of 2.6 Gbps and up to 6X enhanced throughput performance over existing BreadCrumbs.
It offers LTE capabilities, multiple MIMO radio interfaces, high throughput, and enhanced security performance with up to 256-QAM and 80 MHz channels.
It is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning (ML).
This new high-performance industrial-grade BreadCrumb platform provides secure connections to back-end networks using Rajant’s APT and RPT tunneling while actively using multiple frequencies to avoid interference and network congestion.
The Peregrine LTE uses real-time, automated packet routing to always select the best path for each packet. This data combination unlocks the benefits of process optimization, digital twins, predictive analytics, AR, VR, and more, while improving worker safety.
Capable of providing a reliable connection in highly obstructed, cluttered, or shadowed areas, the Peregrine LTE is ideal to expand market capabilities for industries like rail, shipping ports, military, mining, and heavy construction.
InstaMesh is the advanced, patented1 protocol developed by Rajant that directs the continuous and instantaneous forwarding of packets from wireless and wired connections. It enables complete network mobility, high throughput, and low latency with very low maintenance and administrative requirements.
Operating at Layer 2 and not requiring a root node or LAN Controller, InstaMesh provides robust fault tolerance even if there is a connection or node outage. No matter how you configure your network, InstaMesh networking software always determines the most efficient pathway between any two points, even when those points are in motion.
(Partners from 75+ countries worldwide are disrupting how and where wireless networking is enabling autonomous equipment and applications. Full mobility, redundancy, and reliability customers can count on because “Rajant just works”. Testimony from onsite deployments is gold, and you can hear it here. Courtesy of Rajant Corporation and YouTube.)
Rajant Peregrine LTE BreadCrumb Key Features include:
Multiple Radio Frequencies: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, carrier and private LTE as well as military, licensed, public service, and other proprietary radio frequencies
Interfaces: Ethernet – two M12 X-Code female connector, 10/100/1000 Mbps, IEEE 802.3, auto MDI/MDIX
Max RF TX Power: 23 dBm
Power Consumption: 4 transceivers: 10 W (average, idle); 34 W (maximum, peak) @ 48 V
Form Factor: 264.9 mm x 253.7 mm x 46.2 mm (10.43 in x 9.99 in x 1.82 in) and 2946 g (6 lbs 7.9 oz).
Integrated 802.11AC Wi-Fi Access Point and client mode service for compatibility with millions of commercial off-the-shelf Wi-Fi client and access point devices
Security: Support for several strong cryptographic options used for data and MAC-address encryption and per-hop, per-packet authentication
Enclosure rating: IP67
Temperature: Startup: -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F); Ambient (operating): -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F); and Storage: -40 °C to +80 °C (-40 °F to 176 °F)
(See how Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh industrial wireless network fills the gap between LAN (Wi-Fi) and WAN (LTE) coverage providing continuous connectivity for mission-critical IIoT applications in mobile, challenging, and ever-changing environments.Courtesy of Rajant Corporation and YouTube.)
Rajant Corporation is the broadband communications technology company that invented Kinetic Mesh® networking, BreadCrumb® wireless nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software.
With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, mission-critical business intelligence.
A low-latency, high-throughput, and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video, and autonomous applications, Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh networks provide industrial customers with full mobility, allowing them to take their private network applications and data anywhere.
Rajant, which is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has successful deployments in more than 75 countries for customers in military, mining, ports, rail, oil & gas, petrochemical plants, municipalities, and agriculture.
To Learn More, please visit Rajant.com.
Rajant Corporation Becomes Premier Industry Sponsor of 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
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Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border, and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, an exclusive, affordable, gourmet, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City, held at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East) since it’s inception in 2017.
And who better to address the aforementioned challenges, and initiatives to meet today’s threat landscape than Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the opening keynote speaker at the much-anticipated 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.
As the DEAC of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Mrs. Sabatino leads more than 31,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $6.5 billion.
(Hear a recent interview with Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino held at Identity Week Europe on leveraging biometric comparison technology in U.S. air, maritime, and land border environments for the security of passengers, enhancing the customer experience and limiting the transmission of biological pathogens while respecting personal privacies and educating the public as the CBP further expands the implementation of biometrics to keep up with threats to the aviation and other border sectors. These new technological tools are there to automate administrative functions so that the most valuable component of the process, the officers, are able to focus on critical issues as they arise. Courtesy of evie kim sing and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2022.)
Enter, American Security Today, the #1 publication and media platform in the Government Security and Homeland Security fields with a circulation of over 75,000 readers and many tens of thousands more visiting our AST Website at www.americansecuritytoday.com each month.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for Special Guests, Presenters, Book Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in NYC!
The United States forever changed on September 11th, 2001, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical need to protect our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000-member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS), New Premier Sponsors Rajant Corporation, and guardDog AI, and returning Sponsors ATI Systems, Automatic Systems, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields, which included:
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Each year, in order to keep our communities safe and secure, security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government, and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from premier exhibiting brands.
This combination of one-on-one conversations with top innovators, high-quality special events, and cutting-edge education and training, make ISC East the most comprehensive East Coast event to guide the industry in getting back to business.
Taking place November 15-17 at the Javits Center in NYC (SIA Education@ISC: November 15-17 | Exhibit Hall: November 16-17), ISC East will be co-locating again with the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), a comprehensive trade event and online resource dedicated to the preparation, response, and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations. Qualified professionals who register for ISC East will be granted access to both events.
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their Legacy of Wins include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global,Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old-school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers’ eyes throughout the story with cutting-edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.
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AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local levels as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review.’
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
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