Shared on October 01, 2012 written by Sierra Wireless via Sierra Wireless
The following M2M wireless problem was answered by one of USAT's many solutions, to read the full case study click the link below.
Like many infrastructure providers today, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is continuously developing projects to increase the intelligence of their transportation systems. As part of its transition from analog to digital infrastructure, NDOT enlisted Las Vegas Electric to expand Nevada’s network of road messaging signs and fiber optic connectivity.
The catalyst for the overall transportation project was a lane reduction bottleneck on the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge. After receiving federal funding for its proposal to widen US93 to accommodate two lanes in each direction, NDOT was able to extend Las Vegas’ current fiber optics network, as well as add digital signs and surveillance cameras along the stretch of highway.
The initial proposal included installing digital signs to relay traffic information and motorist advisories; radar devices to collect drive time and usage information; video surveillance cameras to provide real-time traffic feeds to motorists and NDOT; solar panels to power the equipment; and new fiber optic lines to provide the communication link.
However, the stretch of US93 included in the widening project ran short of connecting to the existing fiber network ring located in the surrounding Las Vegas area. With the high cost and effort to run new fiber, NDOT was forced to look for an alternative communications technology to execute the widening plan. After close consideration, So NDOT chose AirLink™ intelligent gateways from Sierra Wireless to provide proven and reliable wireless connectivity surrounding Hoover Dam.
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Citation: Sierra Wireless. Broadband Communications From Sierra Wireless Provides Smooth Ride Over Hoover Dam. In via Sierra Wireless. Retrieved October 01, 2012, from http://usatcorp.com/pdf/Las_Vegas_Electric_USAT.pdf.