Siklu Honored with 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award for Emerg Communications

Siklu recognized for its groundbreaking “Best COVID-19 Communication Solution”, MultiHaul™ Gigabit Wireless for establishing broadband communications at temporary and
Siklu recognized for its groundbreaking “Best COVID-19 Communication Solution”, MultiHaul™ Gigabit Wireless for establishing broadband communications at temporary and "pop up” medical facilities, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, these radios have been proven to be the ideal solution for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, wireless fiber.

Siklu, a global leader in millimeter wave (mmWave) technology for gigabit fixed wireless access, smart city and security networks, is the proud recipient of a 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its MultiHaul™ Point to Multipoint solutions.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is a premiere U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.

Siklu’s MultiHaul™ Series was selected for its ability to assist mission-critical organizations to provide reliable Gigabit connectivity rapidly and cost effectively using mmWave fixed wireless access.

Establishing broadband communications in emergency situations can be a challenge, especially if access to fiber is limited as laying down new fiber would be both time and cost prohibitive.

A temporary wireless network is the answer and one application is using these networks to connect “pop up” medical facilities.

Siklu MultiHaul™ millimeter wave wireless solutions
Siklu MultiHaul™ millimeter wave wireless solutions

It’s not uncommon for traditional wireless networks to struggle to handle large amounts of data generated not the least of which is generated by cameras, temporary Wi-Fi hotspots, IoT-enabled medical equipment and increased services for first responders.

This data “Tsunami” oftentimes results in network that lags, or complete communications failure.

Siklu’s MultiHaul™ differs from other legacy wireless solutions because it leverages narrow beams in the uncongested 60GHz mmWave spectrum, which are virtually immune to heavy Wi-Fi signals interference and network jamming and feature high security as well, standing in contrast to wide-beam legacy wireless systems that need to use multiple coding and frequency hopping strategies to perform reliably in dense areas.

(Find out More about Siklu mmWave wireless End-to-End solutions. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube.)

“We are honored to be recognized for our pandemic response achievements in American Security Today’s distinguished 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for advances in our Gigabit wireless access network solutions,” said Alex Doorduyn, VP and General Manager for the Americas.

Alex Doorduyn, VP & GM Americas at Siklu
Alex Doorduyn, VP & GM Americas at Siklu

“With over 250 cities and 100,000 Siklu deployments, this award is a testament to our reliable and interference free Gigabit wireless technology that is ideal for mission critical, security and smart cities wireless deployments that demand secured always-on connectivity with ample capacity.”

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security Today.

“In uncertain times like today we don’t know where or what the next crisis or emergency will unfold, however we do know that there will be a critical need for reliable gigabit communication services, and mmWave solutions deliver.”

(Learn More about Siklu directly in 2020 Customer Testimonials. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube. Posted on Jan 5, 2021.)

SikluTakes Platinum in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is in its Fifth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC has been canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.

Siklu and Skywire

Best COVID-19 Communications Solution

While not being able to quickly access emails or social media posts can be annoying to a general consumer, wireless connectivity becomes critical when police and fire departments, security personnel and medical professionals need access to many types of data, video, images and more in in real-time. 2020 ’ASTORS’ Competitors Skywire Networks and Siklu, is uniquely qualified to bring immediate high-speed connection to highly congested conditions – in terms of the density of buildings in the end point areas (at an average of 30 stories) and in terms of a crowded and noisy radio transmissions environment.
Establishing broadband communications in these situations can be a challenge, especially if access to fiber is limited and as laying down new fiber would be both time and cost prohibitive, a temporary wireless network is the answer and being implemented for “pop up” medical facilities.
  • It’s not uncommon for these wireless networks to struggle to handle large amounts of data not the least of which is generated by cameras, temporary Wi-Fi hotspots, IoT-enabled medical equipment and increased services for first responders, which results oftentimes, in network that lags, or complete failure.

  • mmWave wireless technology performs well as it uses narrow beams which are basically immune to radio interference and network jamming and feature high security as well, and stands in contrast to wide-beam wireless systems that need to use multiple coding and frequency hopping strategies to perform in dense areas.

  • Furthermore, mmWave systems and their narrow beams offer more flexible connection options as emergency response networks can be set up in a relatively short time using point to multipoint systems with built-in “beam steering,” which greatly reduces the engineering requirements.

  • In uncertain times like today we don’t know where or what the next crisis or emergency will unfold, however we do know that there will be a critical need for reliable gigabit communication services, and mmWave solutions deliver.

  • Siklu was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Siklu delivers multi-gigabit wireless fiber connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, Siklu’s wireless solutions are used by leading service providers and system integrators to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services.

Additionally, Siklu solutions are ideal for Smart City projects requiring extra capacity such as video security, WiFi backhaul and municipal network connectivity all over one network.

Siklu millimeter wave wireless solutions
Siklu millimeter wave wireless solutions

Thousands of carrier-grade systems are delivering interference-free performance worldwide.

Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, these radios have been proven to be the ideal solution for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, wireless fiber.

To Learn More, please visit www.siklu.com.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alert, X.Labs and Reed Expositionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2019.

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.

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 government.

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The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

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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 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate 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 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

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